Sea Port of Poti with its historical, geographical location represents a crossroad of the Caucasian corridor. In 1858 Poti was declared as a port and since that time some works have been conducted for a port and inner basin construction. Nowadays the port is equipped with modern cargo handling facilities and in line with the European standards. The port has open and closed warehouses, supportive constructions, 8 cargo handling complex located at 15 berths of the "northern port" and "inner basin", passenger station and berths for fishing fleet. Sea Port of Poti has all conditions to satisfy client's different requirements regarding cargo and passenger carriage.
Poti port is one of the biggest in the Black Sea region, but till recent time was not relating to oil business. Currently has operated with light petroleum products ussing separate loading/discharge facilities. Before, due to the absence of storage facilities loading or discharge on board the vessel was carried out directly from/into Railcars
"Channel Energy" Oil Terminal located at Poti Port started the operations from August 2002. The terminal currently handles light petroleum products only. Total storage capacity of the Tetminal is 118'500 m3 (8 shore tanks). Terminal has own RTCs discharge installation giving the possibility to discharge simultaneously 24 RTCs. The Storage Facility connected to berth No 1 of Poti Port by two segregated pipelines. Average ship loading rate is 1500 cub.m per hour.
Due to the draft limitations at port, the terminal is capable to receive tankers up to 25'000-30'000 MT deadweight. In The port provides bunkering services at port.