BICT supports maritime training center in Poti

Batumi International Container Terminal (BICT) was among the private companies who supported the opening of the Batumi State Maritime Academy’s Poti branch.

The Poti Maritime Training Center formally opened its doors last October to provide high-level vocational education for the development of maritime professionals.  With the capacity for 1,000 students, the Batumi State Maritime Academy’s branch in Poti is fully equipped to train highly qualified sailors and supporting staff in accordance to international requirements.

The training center is housed in the former Hydro-Melioration School, one of Georgia’s cultural heritage sites.  The dilapidated building was renovated and equipped through the combined efforts of the government and the private sector.

The center will start receiving students in 2021.

Before and after photos of the restored former building of the Hydro-Melioration School which now houses the Poti Maritime Training Center