APM Terminals commissioned Royal HaskoningDHV to perform outline design to permit selection of preferred options prior to detailed design and supervision of construction of two new container terminals in the Port of Poti, Georgia.

The Challenge

APM Terminals (APMT) currently operates the port of Poti Sea Port in Georgia.  This port can be separated into two facilities:

  • The old port which is located in the town of Poti itself.  The port has quays and limited dockside areas; 
  • A relatively new facility near the old port referred to as the "Inland Container Terminal" (ICT).  This terminal serves as an additional storage facility for cargo handled at the port.  Despite its name, the ICT is adjacent to the coast and there are phased plans to upgrade the facility and to provide dedicated berths onsite.

Our Solution and Outcome

Royal HaskoningDHV undertook initial design, optimisation, detailed design, production of contract documents and construction supervision works for projects carried out at both sites.
The Berth 12 project comprised reconstruction of the quay capping beam, steel fibre reinforced concrete pavement (approximately 23,000 m2), high light masts, firefighting and drainage.
The ICT project included expansion works of heavy-duty steel fibre reinforced concrete pavement (approximately 70,000 m2), new light masts, reefer gantries and drainage.  
The design of the steel fibre reinforced concrete heavy-duty pavement was performed using two independent techniques: yield line analysis and an independent empirical method.