CONTAINER TRANSSHIPMENTS INCREASE 4-FOLD VIA GIURGIULESTI INTERNATIONAL FREE PORT IN 2013
20.01.2014

ICS Danube Logistics SRL, the operator of Giurgiulesti International Free Port and the operator of a weekly container feeder service to the Port of Constanta, managed to quadruple the transportation and transshipment of sea containers in 2013 to 4,602 containers (6,841 TEU).

Via Giurgiulesti International Free Port alone, Moldovan importers and exporters performed trade operations with cargo transported in sea containers with 44 different countries.

The majority of import containers shipped to Moldova via Giurgiulesti International Free Port originated from China (58%), Spain (14%), Turkey (8%), India (4%), UAE (2%), Canada (2%) and the USA (1%). Import cargo shipped in sea containers ranged from construction material, textiles, electronics, foodstuff, detergents, household items and steel products to machinery.

The major destinations of Moldovan export containers shipped via Giurgiulesti International Free Port were Taiwan (16%), Pakistan (13%), Indonesia (10%), Malaysia (9%), Vietnam (7%), the USA (7%), China (7%) and Turkey (6%). Export cargo in sea containers were mostly grain, oil seeds, wine, spirits, nuts and equipment.

The container shipments were realized in collaboration with 19 of the world’s leading container shipping lines calling on a weekly basis on the port of Constanta most notably MSC, CSCL, ZIM, APL, ARKAS, WHL, CMA and MAERSK.

Thomas Moser, the Chairman of ICS Danube Logistics SRL stated: “After the start of our container operations in 2012 we managed in 2013 to firmly establish the routing of sea containers between Moldova and the world markets via Giurgiulesti International Free Port. The routing via Giurgiulesti has the advantage that the containers are shipped directly by maritime vessels to / from the Republic of Moldova and therefore do not require burdensome and time-consuming inland transit formalities in neighboring countries.”

ICS Danube Logistics SRL, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Dutch company Danube Logistics Holding BV, is the general investor and operator of Giurgiulesti International Free Port and a multi-modal logistic service supplier.

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14.04.2019
TRANSSHIPMENTS VIA GIURGIULESTI INTERNATIONAL FREE PORT INCREASED TO MORE THAN 1 MILLION TONS IN 2018

Transshipments via Giurgiulesti International Free Port (GIFP) increased by more than 10% to a new record of 1,050,000 tons during 2018. Mathias von Tucher, the general director of Danube Logistics SRL, the general investor and operator of GIFP noted:

“Last year we noticed a significant increase in transshipments of dry bulk cargo, in particular aggregates, coal and fertilizer. Due to increasing demand for transshipments and for land in GIFP’s business park we plan to more than double the capacity of the multi-purpose dry cargo terminal with additional equipment and the construction of another berth.”

During the course of 2018 Giurgiulesti International Free Port facilitated exports to 53 countries and imports from 33 countries. 76% of the imports via GIFP originated from the European Union while 57% of the exports facilitated by the port are bound for the European Union.

Danube Logistics SRL is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Dutch company Danube Logistics Holding BV, while the economic interests associated with Danube Logistics Holding BV’s shareholding in Danube Logistics SRL are shared with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

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21.03.2019
MATHIAS VON TUCHER APPOINTED AS GENERAL DIRECTOR OF DANUBE LOGISTICS SRL

Danube Logistics Holding BV appointed Dr. Mathias von Tucher as the new general director of Danube Logistics SRL – the operator of Giurgiulesti International Free Port. Having served in managerial positions with Danube Logistics SRL for more than five years, Mathias von Tucher was promoted to the position of general director in March 2019. Before joining Danube Logistics SRL he has been the managing director of a major German engineering company and served in several managerial positions of BMW Group. Mathias von Tucher’s educational background includes a doctorate in business administration and economic geography, which he earned with distinction from the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich.

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09.04.2019
First shipment of organic grain in bulk by ProGrain Organic

On 5th and 6th of April 2019 Danube Logistics operated the first time organic grain in bulk for its further transportation via Danube river on behalf of the Moldovan-Dutch venture ProGrain Organic, a resident of the Giurgiulesti International Free Port.

The organic soy beans originate from ProGrain Organic cultivations and were consolidated in its GMP certified warehouse in the business park area. The transshipment of soybeans was performed at the General Cargo terminal via a special large bunker, used for unloading the trucks carrying  the cargo from the warehouse and being further lifted by the port crane and emptied over the cargo holds of the ship.

The destination of the loaded 1,200 tons of organic soy beans is Austria. The transportation of organic grains upstream on the Danube to Central and Western Europe is a great business and environmental friendly opportunity

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01.12.2018
FRENCH AMBASSADOR TO MOLDOVA VISITS GIURGIULESTI INTERNATIONAL FREE PORT

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.

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