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APM Terminals Poti marks two years without injury and celebrates its safety culture

Continuous focus on safety is a pillar of operations at APM Terminals Poti (Poti Sea Port Corporation) and has resulted in two years without a Lost Time Injury (LTI). Visiting the facility for Global Safety Day 2021, APM Terminals CEO Morten Engelstoft highlights that safety culture is an integral part of the business.

A gateway to Caucasus and Central Asian markets, APM Terminals Poti plays an important role for the Georgian economy and has, over past years, invested in modernising its infrastructure and fleet and increasing its capacity. Its successful operations depend heavily on its safety culture, which is based on continuous improvement and empowerment of all its staff to effectively own the safety agenda. This has now led to Poti Sea Port Corporation celebrating two years without a Lost Time Injury (LTI).

Visiting the terminal for Global Safety Day 2021, observed by all of the company’s facilities around the globe, APM Terminals CEO Morten Engelstoft commented: “I hope that this strong performance on LTI can be used as a source for more  energy to continue to improve, to continue to identify the risk areas and to continue to take necessary steps to put in place the necessary controls.”

APM Terminals Poti has remained fully operational throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring effective and uninterrupted supply chain flows in and out of the country and has done so while continuously focusing on keeping employees, suppliers and partners safe. In this context, two years without incidents is an accomplishment the whole team is immensely proud of.

Safety is an integral part of APM Terminals strategy, which is based on the three pillars of “Safer, Better, Bigger”.  While Global Safety Day is an annual occasion for the company to reflect on safety and ways to improve its processes even further, fostering a safety culture is on the agenda continuously across the organisation.

“It is very important that we continue to work on the culture, not only in our heads, but also in our hearts to really make it something that is an integral part of what everybody is doing and thinking about”, shared Morten Engelstoft.