Mr. Pascal Le Deunff, Ambassador of French Republic to Moldova paid an official visit to Giurgiulesti International Free Port (GIFP) where Dr. Mathias von Tucher, Operations Director of the port made a presentation of GIFP for the French Delegation, as well as dicussed the role of the port, as one of the most important multimodal logistics hubs for Moldova and the region.
During the tour of the port Mr. Le Deunff has visited the container and general cargo terminal, port’s business park, as well as the mixed-gauge rail terminal. Within the tour of the port Mr. Ambassador witnessed transshipment of coal from a maritime vessel to railway wagons, as well as noticed a lot of activity at port berths, which, meanwhile were all occupied by different type of maritime vessels.
In first 9 month of this year, GIFP has facilitated trade to more than 60 countries over the world and continues to develop into a reliable and cost-effective partner, both for moldovan and foreign business community.
Dr. Mathias von Tucher, Operations Director of ICS Danube Logistics SRL participated as a speaker in a business forum themed «maritime and land connections between Italy and Moldova» held in Ravenna, Italy. Dr. von Tucher presented Giurgiulesti International Free Port, highlighting potential areas of collaboration between Moldova and Italy.
In July companies active in Moldova’s agricultural sector started to import fertilizer in big bags via Giurgiulesti International Free Port, which was delivered to Giurgiulesti in maritime vessels from Russian Black Sea ports.
Since the first delivery on July 25, Danube Logistics SRL, the general investor and operator of Giurgiulesti International Free Port, has already facilitated the import of more than 10,000 tons of fertilizer. In order to reduce the time required to discharge each vessel Danube Logistics SRL acquired special equipment enabling the simultaneous unloading / loading of up to 12 big bags.
Thomas Moser, the general director of Danube Logistics SRL, stated: “I am confident that the transshipment of fertilizer at Giurgiulesti International Free Port will develop into one of our main activities in the coming years. The delivery of fertilizer from Black Sea or Mediterranean ports to Moldova in maritime vessels is reliable and cost effective.”
On Thursday, July 19, ProGrain Organic SRL opened the organic grain processing, conditioning and storage facility at the premises of Giurgiulesti International Free Port. The total area of the terminal is 3.250m2 and so far the volume of investments exceeded $1.5 million. At the moment 2.000 tons of organic grain stored at the new terminal are waiting to be exported to western and central European countries. This year the company plans to export about 20.000 tons of organic grain. ProGrain Organic SRL exports its cargo mainly in sea containers in partnership with Danube Logistics SRL, the general investor and operator of Giurgiulesti International Free Port.