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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Presenting Opportunities for Gagauzian Companies at the Invest Gagauzia 2019 Forum

On 9 November 2019 Danube Logistics Srl was invited at Invest Gagauzia 2019, the V — International Investment Forum of Gagauzia. General Director Dr. Mathias von Tucher presented the activities and future plans of the Giurgiulesti International Free Port and highlighted the opportunities for both Gagauzia and the port. Mathias von Tucher was honored having the opportunity to discuss the development potentials with Bashkan Irina Vlah personally.

 

Already today there are many companies from Gagauzia using the Giurgiulesti International Free Port as gateway to international markets. To the main Gagauzian clients belong exporters of grain and exporters of wine as well as importers of raw materials for the manufacture of various products such as fiberglass and tiles and importers of finished products such as tires.

 

The M3 road connection between Gagauzia and the port is currently under rehabilitation and certain sections will be built completely newly. After planned finalization in 2020/2021 the new road will shorten the distance and enhance the transport conditions resulting in increased transport volumes.

 

Mathias von Tucher informed the participants about the planned expansion of the general cargo terminal. Companies that are interested to transship their cargo via the expanded terminal can request additional information from Danube Logistics SRL’s office in Chisinau.

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Danube Logistics SRL plans to double the capacity of its dry cargo terminal at Giurgiulesti International Free Port

Danube Logistics SRL plans to expand the capacity of its dry cargo terminal to about 1.5 million tons per annum. Mathias von Tucher, the general director of Danube Logistics SRL, discussed the company’s investments plans with the Minister for Economy and Infrastructure Vadim Brinzan during his joint visit of Giurgiulesti International Free Port with the Ambassador of the USA, Derek J Hogan.

The expansion measures will be implemented over a period of three years and will include the purchase of additional equipment as well as the construction of an additional berth with a minimum water depth of 7m. The additional investments of about USD 10m in its open-access dry cargo terminal will enable Danube Logistics SRL to accommodate the increasing demand for the transshipment of grain, fertilizer, coal, steel products, construction material and other dry cargo. Companies that are interested to transship their cargo via the expanded terminal can request additional information from Danube Logistics SRL’s office in Chisinau.

In 2018 transshipments via Giurgiulesti International Free Port reached for the first time more than one million tons, which facilitated imports from 33 countries and exports to 53 countries. Danube Logistics SRL is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Dutch company Danube Logistics Holding BV, which shares the economic interests related to its shareholding in Danube Logistics SRL with the EBRD. Danube Logistics SRL is the largest investor in Giurgiulesti International Free Port investing in liquid and dry cargo terminals as well as in the development of the port’s business park.

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MEETING WITH CHINESE DELEGATION FROM TIANJIN

On 22nd of July 2019 the General Director of Danube Logistics, Mathias von Tucher, presented the Giurgiulesti International Free Port (GIFP) to a delegation from Tianjin Municipal Bureau of Commerce and from the port of Tianjin as well as to representatives of the Chinese Embassy in Moldova. GIFP plays a vital role for the trade relations between Moldova and China and the business park is an interesting location for Chinese investors. In addition Danube Logistics already has an excellent long-term cooperation with the Chinese Cosco shipping lines.

The event was organized by the Moldova-China Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) represented by its President Victor Durlesteanu. It was the first event following the recent conclusion of a Memorandum of Understanding between Danube Logistics and MCCC.

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