The EU has been supporting the development of the Georgian maritime sector through various projects and programs, addressing areas such as the reinforcement of navigational safety and security, protection of the marine environment, as well as introduction of the modern standards of education and training for international accreditation. These reforms are creating jobs, helping protect the environment and helping support the establishment of a sustainable maritime transportation system that will help Georgia become a key transit hub for the region.
EU Ambassador’s Statement on the Occasion of World Maritime Day in Georgia
The Sea is the Future of Georgia: Education and Job Creation
Clean Sea for Better Environment: Increased Capacities to Improve the Marine Environment
Georgia’s Maritime is Moving Closer to Europe: Institutional and Legislative Framework
Many reforms have been implemented recently in the maritime sector: as a result, 40% more Georgian seafarers are being employed on EU-flagged vessels as there were in 2015, and their annual contribution to the national budget is at least half a billion GEL.
With the support of the EU, in 2021, for the first time in the history of Georgia, the country will have Maritime Transport Strategy. This will allow Georgia to have a proper roadmap for the short, medium and long term development, which will enable to become one of the leading maritime countries.
In order to improve the Black Sea environment, the EU-supported project has provided Georgian experts with modern laboratory equipment and relevant trainings, which will enable them to monitor the environmental conditions and water quality of the Black Sea coast on a permanent basis.