“We want to build a new port in Poti that can accommodate larger container ships,” Mario Escobar, Business Development Manager at APM Terminal Poti, states.

According to Escobar, infrastructure represents the main problem faced by the sector as well as  transit time and bureaucracy.

“Our terminal delivers cargo from China to 65 ports,  transit time and bureaucracy are the main problem. APM Terminal has spent $100 million to develop the port’s infrastructure. We are set to continue developing it and improving services quality. In recent years, we have done a lot, we have built new carrying capacities for container ships and installed new equipment,” he notes.

“Our goal is to double the port’s capacity. The first stage of the new project will be completed in 2026, the second - in 2028,” Escobar says.