The methodological foundations for creating the small-capacity ports on the Black Sea coast of Georgia

  • 1 Batumi State Maritime Academy – Batumi, Georgia
  • 2 AkakiTsereteli state University - Kutaisi, Georgia


As of today, establishment of small port network has an important place in the development of small and medium businesses in maritime countries. They are among the most important tools having a positive impact on sustainable and equal development of small and medium businesses in the country. Small ports appear to us as the centers of regional economic activities. Export technology from a small port is is carried out much faster and easier compared to the large deep-water port hubs.
A small port equipped with appropriate infrastructural facilities may also combine functions of harbor required for small fishing vessels and yachts. A small port can easily develop the yacht and cruise tourism.



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