The Port will be developed by the Anaklia Development Consortium in 9 phases over a 49-year concession. The 1,000 hectares will be master planned for a regional logistics center and Free Industrial Zone to establish the city of Anaklia as a major integration point on the New Silk Road for Asia-Europe trade and commerce, with heavy involvement from China.

Conti Federal was the developer, part-owner and program manager to design and build Anaklia Port. The facility would accommodate large vessels (10,000 twenty-foot equivalent unit at opening) for high value shipping business. The combination of rail access, an intermodal facility, new multi-lane roadways, larger cranes, deeper channel/berths and modern equipment and communication infrastructure will expedite the loading/unloading operations and reduce vessel dwell time at the Port, which reduces costs to port users and cargo owners.

Key features of the project included:

  • Design-Build
  • Optimized land footprint
  • Created flexibility for multiple cargo and vessel types (Post-Panamax)
  • Maximized facility throughput (intermodal, modern STS cranes)
  • Minimized waterfront (dry bulk and liquid piers on breakwater)
  • Eco-friendly sustainable practices

Conti Federal received BUILD’s 2015 international award for Outstanding Conceptual Design for its work with teaming partner, Moffatt & Nichol, on the Anaklia Port Engineering Design Project.