APM Terminals (APMT) Poti has made a significant investment to modernise Georgia’s largest port’s infrastructure.
The Port’s most recent purchase of two, 40 cubic metres hydraulic bulk discharge hoppers will reportedly allow bulk cargo to be discharged more efficiently, with minimal dust or cargo loss.
The hoppers offer a cargo discharge rate of up to 10,000 megatonnes per day.
The hoppers also offer better cargo care and environmental performance as the controlled release of cargo dramatically reduces spillage of cargo onto the quay, according to APMT.
The company has reported that its local maintenance and engineering staff constructed two conventional hoppers in Poti, providing more flexibility to operations.
Additional investments for bulk cargo include an excavator, a front end wheel Loader, and a skid steer loader.
This equipment aims to enable more efficient discharge operations, and aids in fast and effective trimming of cargo in the holds of vessels, a process that is essential to the safe and efficient loading of bulk vessels.
APMT reported that a significant investment has also been made in 80 rotainers, which provide environmental and efficient means of transporting and loading bulk cargo with no spillage and a drastic reduction in dust emissions during vessel loading operations.
APMT Poti has further acquired a material handler to efficiently discharge and load smaller vessels. The equipment will also be used to improve cargo reception and dispatch from the port.
Poti Port has finally obtained two 16-tonne forklifts to allow growing car volumes each month.