BICT commissions new equipment to boost landside operations

Batumi International Container Terminal (BICT) has expanded its fleet of cargo handling equipment with the acquisition of a reach stacker and two forklifts.  

The new equipment is expected to further increase BICT’s gate and stripping productivity and cargo delivery efficiency in response to growing volumes.

The increase in cargo volume comes after the completion of BICT’s expansion project last year, which covers both landside and waterside areas of the multipurpose terminal.  

On the landside, BICT built a new container freight station with a 180-meter rail spur for cross-stuffing from containers to rail cars, expanded the container and truck storage areas, introduced a dedicated two-lane gate complex, and increased its annual capacity to 230,000 TEUs.

On the waterside, the recent dredging project increased the draft in the port’s fairway and alongside BICT’s quay line to 11.5 meters, allowing access to feedermax vessels and making the Batumi Seaport Georgia’s deepest draft port.

Building on its recent investments and strategic advantages like central geographic location, naturally deep waters, and uninterrupted year-round access, BICT continues to consolidate its position as the gateway of container and general cargo to the Caucasus and Central Asia.