APM Terminals Poti's investment strategy will continue in 2023, proceeding with the modernisation of existing infrastructure and machinery at Georgia's biggest harbour, growing capacity, improving safety and efficiency, and lowering environmental effects.
The recent acquisition of two 40 m³ Hydraulic Bulk Discharge Hoppers by the APM Terminal Poti will enable bulk cargo to be discharged more effectively, with minimum dust or cargo loss.
The hoppers offer a cargo discharge rate of up to 10,000MT per day and provide better cargo care and environmental performance, according to a statement.
APM Terminals said that its local maintenance and engineering staff has also constructed two conventional hoppers in Poti, providing more flexibility to operations.
In addition, the port included in its investments for bulk cargo, an excavator, a front-end wheel loader, a skid steer loader and a special vacuum truck.
According to APM Terminals, significant investment has also been made in 80 rotainers, which provide one of the most ecologically friendly and effective methods of moving and loading bulk cargo - no spillage and a major decrease in dust emissions during vessel loading operations.
Furthermore, APM Terminal Poti stated that two new 12 m³ Grabs have been bought for use with the new hoppers to maximise productivity across APM Terminals Poti's berths, enabling simultaneous bulk freight discharge at two berths. APM Terminals Poti has also purchased a material handler to effectively unload and fill smaller vessels.
Last but not least, Poti Port has acquired two 16 ton forklifts to accommodate growing car volumes each month.