Tuesday, 24 August 2010, Vice prime-minister, Minister of Economy Mr. Valeriu Lazar together with the Vice minister of Transportation and Road Infrastructure, Boris Gherasim, has visited Giurgiulesti International Free Port. Their visit was part of Mr. Lazar’s business visit to the economic zones in the southern part of the country. During their stay, there was organized a round table discussion together with the port administration, representatives of Cahul customs office, the Harbour master and representatives of state railway. The main topics on the agenda were the development of the industrial park of the port, the status of the ongoing construction of the general cargo and container terminal and issues related to the port’s co-operation with various state bodies.

After that the administration organized a tour on the construction site where the guests were familiarized with the most modern and advanced construction equipment and technologies. “The construction work is in full swing and I saw the utilization of the he most advanced international technologies here in Moldova” stated Mr. Lazar.

The port is picking up in its dynamics, and more and more business people realize its beneficial impact on businesses and for the country in general. “As dynamics, this project is more successful compared to the ones close by, also from Ukraine and Romania” summed up the vice prime-minister, Minister of Economy, Valeriu Lazar.

The chairman of EASEUR HOLDING BV, the main shareholder of DANUBE LOGISTICS SRL, Mr. Thomas Moser stated for the press the reason why he invested in this project is because I believe in the substantial economic growth potential of the Republic of Moldova. The activity of the port is increasing substantially. As of today we transshipped already 185,000 metric tones this year, a number that is 2.3 times greater then the total volumes for year 2009.

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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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