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APM Terminal Poti celebrates first decade

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In May 2011, APM Terminals took over operations of the largest multipurpose port in Georgia, Poti Sea Port. Over the past 10 years, more than US$85 million has been invested in adapting and modernising the Poti Sea Port to bring it up to modern global standards, through upgrades to outdated port infrastructure, replacement of equipment and fleet, and improvements and repairs to the customs centre, railways and roads. In parallel, a number of comprehensive changes have been executed to improve the efficiency, safety and effectiveness of port operations. As a result, operational capacity has increased, the facility operates on the basis of international best practices for operational and safety requirement and, most importantly, the focus on customer experience has resulted in dramatic changes to ensuring that customer satisfaction is at the heart of the business.

In line with the overall Maersk strategy, APM Terminals Poti has a long-term vision for supporting the country's economic development. A recent clear example of this is the New Deep-water Port Development Project. This project is paramount to support the development of the envisaged logistics corridor, placing Georgia at the crossroads of trade between Central Asia and Europe, which will drive significant benefits for the economy of Georgia and the entire region. The recently-launched large scale small business support programme, aimed at promoting small businesses in Poti, is another great example of the company’s systematic approach towards strengthening and supporting the local community in such important areas as quality education, social security and sustainable development through multiple initiatives and projects.

“We are proud that under the management of APM Terminals, Poti Sea Port is developing into a modern, stable, socially responsible, highly effective organisation with great future plans for further development of the port which will ultimately create numerous significant benefits for Poti, for Georgia and for the entire region” says Keld Mosgaard Christensen Managing Director APM Terminals Poti.

Due to the current pandemic situation, APM Terminals Poti is celebrating this remarkable anniversary virtually but takes the opportunity to wish each of its employees and their families, customers, the residents of Poti, and the people of Georgia good health and prosperity for the next 10 years and beyond.

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