Danube Logistics Started the Operation of its new Container and General Cargo Terminal at Giurgiulesti International Free P
16.01.2012
On January 11th Danube Logistics received the first container and general cargo vessel at is newly constructed container and general cargo terminal at Giurgiulesti International Free Port. The Estonian vessel called MV Kalana has been chartered by Danube Logistics for its weekly service for the transportation of containers and general cargo between Giurgiulesti International Free Port and Marport near-by Istanbul in Turkey.
Danube Logistics’ first client for its new services is the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), the world’s second largest container carrier. Thomas Moser, the Chairman of Danube Logistics SRL, stated on the occasion: “We are very pleased and proud that we were able to attract MSC, the second largest container shipping line in the world, to Giurgiulesti International Free Port. MSC will without a doubt provide an excellent service to Moldovan and international companies wishing to import or export containers to Moldova.

During its first call on Giurgiulesti International Free Port the vessel MV Kalana discharged a total of 141 containers for MSC. On monday, 16th of january, the ship has sailed to Istanbul with 22 MSC containers carrying Moldovan grain. The containers will ultimately be delivered by MSC to purchasers of the Moldovan grain in Taiwan.

ICS Danube Logistics SRL is the general investor and operator of Giurgiulesti International Free Port (GIFP) as well as the operator of the newly established weekly transportation service for containers and general cargo between Giurgiulesti and Istanbul. Besides the newly inaugurated container and general cargo, GIFP still consists of an oil product terminal, a grain terminal, a bulk cargo terminal as well as a business park. The construction of the general cargo and container terminal started in April 2010 and was implemented by aid of international and local construction companies and suppliers.

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DANUBE LOGISTICS COOPERATES WITH UTM IN DIONYSUS PROJECT

Danube Logistics is an Associated Strategic Partner within the DIONYSUS project, a project co-funded by European Union funds under the Danube Transnational Programme with the objective of “Integrating Danube Region into Smart & Sustainable Multi-modal & Intermodal Transport Chains”. Danube Logistics is in close collaboration with the Technical University of the Rep. of Moldova (UTM), a European Neighbourhood Instrument Project Partner and as such leading the Moldovan aspects of the DIONYSUS project.

 

On 13 November 2020 a delegation from UTM headed by Associate Professor Dr Victor Ceban, Head of the Department of Transport, visited Giurgiulesti International Free Port. Mathias von Tucher, General Director of Danube Logistics, presented the port facilities and its multi-modal logistic and intermodal connections. Potentials and barriers for future developments were discussed taking into account bottlenecks of hinterland connections. Danube Logistics is looking forward to collaborate with the experts of the UTM on the DIONYSUS project.

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08.10.2020
PRESIDENT IGOR DODON VISITED GIURGIULESTI INTERNATIONAL FREE PORT

Within his campaign for the forthcoming presidential elections the incumbent President Igor Dodon visited Giurgiulesti International Free Port on 6 October 2020. Mathias von Tucher, General Director of Danube Logistics SRL, informed President Dodon about this year’s challenges due to the pandemic and the poor harvest as well as about the successful transshipment of new types of operations such as the import of scrap metal, skimmer pig iron, steel coils and grain.

 

Furthermore, Mathias von Tucher updated the President about the numerous ongoing investment projects within Giurgiulesti International Free Port and in this context the delegation visited the construction site of the port resident Danube Oil Company, which aims to start the operation of the new vegetable oil crushing plant fitted with the latest technology in 2021.

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08.07.2020
FIRST TRANSSHIPMENT OF SCRAP METAL COMPLETED SUCCESSFULLY

On 7 July 2020 the first transshipment of scrap metal from Giurgiulesti International Free Port has been completed successfully.

 

The Moldovan client Sofilarex transported the scrap metal with trucks to the port and accumulated the required quantity for a vessel on a storage area over a period of two weeks. The transshipment from the platform as well as directly from trucks into the vessel took place at the General Cargo Terminal and has been performed with a Fuchs material handler that is specialized in transshipment of scrap metal.

 

The handling of scrap metal is a common cargo for ports and Danube Logistics looks forward to offer its services in this sector.

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09.04.2020
GIURGIULESTI INTERNATIONAL FREE PORT ACQUIRES NEW MACHINE TO EXPAND ITS TRANSSHIPMENT CAPACITIES

Danube Logistics acquired a high capacity Fuchs material handler in order to expand the transshipment capacities of Giurgiulesti International Free Port.

 

The machine is equipped with various grabs and consequently can handle a wide range of different cargo including dry bulk such as gravel, sand, coal, various sorts of grain, general cargo such as big bags, and in addition new cargo categories such as scrap metal and larger stones.

 

With this material handler the transshipment capacity of the existing general cargo terminal will be increased, the product range of port services will be expanded and the operational flexibility will be enhanced. Clients are invited to contact us for more details.

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