February 20 - Blue Water Shipping's Tbilisi office has handled three complex unloading, loading and transportation projects in Georgia.

Blue Water first handled equipment for a large granulation plant, which arrived in the port of Poti and was transported by truck and rail to the job site in Rustavi.

"Especially the trucking required a thorough planning as there are many tunnels and bridges on the way from the port to the site. It was challenging with the largest element measuring more than 6 m in diameter and being more than 10 m long," explained Shalva Gabechava, general manager of Blue Water's Tbilisi branch.

The company also handled the transportation of a dismantled onshore drilling rig with a total weight of 1,525 tonnes, which was being shipped to Poland from the port of Poti.

Blue Water managed the road transport, which involved 78 trucks, as well as sea transport and all loading operations at the port. The heaviest item weighed 45 tonnes.

Also in the port of Poti, Blue Water received the multipurpose vessel Pacific Adventure, which was carrying more than 4,000 tonne of steel plates for a semi-submersible drilling rig, and completed the unloading operations and onwards rail transport to a shipyard in Azerbaijan.

Established in 2000, Blue Water's office in Tbilisi provides services for the oil and gas industry, as well as domestic distribution, air charters, courier service, port service and agency, reefer transport, stevedoring and Customs clearance.