The transshipment volumes at Giurgiulesti International Free Port (GIFP) continue to increase. During the first six months of 2014 the total volume of cargo transshipped via GIFP almost doubled, reaching a total of 306,234 tons compared to 155,051 tons during the same period last year.

The majority of the transshipped volumes were grain and oil seeds in bulk with 167,272 tons mostly exported via Giurgiulesti in maritime vessels directly to the Mediterranean market. Other cargo transshipped via Giurgiulesti International Free Port were 64,756 tons of mineral oil products originating from Romania, Bulgaria, Israel and Austria, 54,791 tons of vegetable oil exported with maritime tanker vessel to the Mediterranean market, 7,737 tons of construction materials delivered to Giurgiulesti in bulk by barges from Romanian Danube ports, 7,691 tons of soda ash in big bags delivered by
maritime vessels from Turkey and Bulgaria, 2,999 tons of malt delivered to Giurgiulesti from Austria via the Danube by river barges and about 1,000 tons of other cargo such as agricultural machines delivered by barges via the Danube from Germany.

In addition to the transshipment of cargo in bulk and general cargo, a total of 2,768 sea containers, equivalent to 4,226 TEU, were transshipped via Giurgiulesti International Free Port during the first half of 2014 compared to 1,370 sea containers during the same period in 2013. Over 50% of the import containers originated from China with the remainder originating from Spain, Turkey, India, United Arab Emirates, Canada, Argentina and the USA. About 33% of the export containers were delivered to the USA. Other important destinations for export containers were the Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia, China and Turkey.

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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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As in previous years Danube Logistics, general investor and operator of Giurgiulesti International Free Port, invited for a picnic reception to celebrate the Danube Day on 29th of June. The Danube Day is jointly celebrated in 14 countries of the Danube River basin promoting the connection of its people and nature. Since ancient times the Danube river is a historic trade route and since twelve years, when the Giurgiulesti International Free Port received his first vessel, the Republic of Moldova again participates at this important trade route connecting to the Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea.

The event took place on a natural platform at the port premises overlooking the Danube River and the port facilities. More than 100 Moldovan and international guests participated, among the honorable guests were the Minister of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment, Ms. Georgeta Mincu, the Ambassador of the Delegation of the European Union, Mr. Peter Michalko, the Ambassador of Germany, Ms. Angela Ganninger, the Ambassador of Austria, Ms. Christine Freilinger, the Ambassador of Sweden, Ms. Anna Lyberg, the Ambassador of Poland, Mr. Bartlomiej Zdaniuk, and the Head of European Investment Bank Representation in Moldova, Mr. Antonio Castillo. Further representatives of central and local authorities including the mayors of Giurgiulesti and nearby villages as well as business clients attended the event with Moldovan food and wines and traditional music.

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On 25th of June Danube Logistics together with the Civil Protection and Emergency Situations Service from Cahul conducted one of its regular emergency exercises at the premises of Giurgiulesti International Free Port. The objective of this exercise was to test the readiness of fire fighting in the event of a fire at the oil terminal.

The focus of this year’s exercise was on training of the operational staff of the oil terminal in cooperation with the firefighting brigade of Giurgiulesti village. As specific aims of this exercise the response time of the firefighting brigade was tested after being alerted of a fire at the truck loading station as well as the synchronization of the needed actions undertaken by both the firefighting brigade and the oil terminal staff in order to achieve an effective joint intervention.

As Danube Logistics provides an educational program to familiarize employees with the general principles of the premedical First Aid training on trimestral base, an element of the exercise was providing first aid to a person who was injured by the simulated fire. In addition the training included the handling of using various types of fire extinguishers.

Due to professional and combined actions of the Cahul Emergency Department and Danube Logistics the drill was successful and the readiness and ability of cooperation of both the firefighting brigade and the oil terminal staff during an emergency situation was demonstrated and important lessons were learned.

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