Handbook

Approach
When entering the river Danube via the Sulina or Bystroye channels please refer to Maritime Danube Regulations of the Romanian River Administration (AFDJ). Pilotage is compulsory within the Sulina and Bystroye channels as well as the maritime section of the Danube up to GIFP.  For more information please contact your Ukrainian Bystroe channel agent or your Romanian Sulina channel agent for more details.
 
GIFP is located on Maritime Danube Mile 72.2 / km 133.8 in the Republic of Moldova. Vessels must inform Danube Logistics immediately after passing Danube Mile 44. At approximately mile 71,5 GIFP’s port pilot will board the vessel and GIFP’s tug boat will assist the vessel during its final approach to GIFP. Prior to the final approach to GIFP, the master must seek the permission of Giurgiulesti Harbour Master on Channel 16.
 
Pilotage
The use of GIFP’s harbor pilot is compulsory for all maritime vessels. For more information please contact the Port Agent.
 
Berthing & Towage
Berthing of any vessel at GIFP is subject to a valid transshipment or terminal service agreement of the shipper or shipping company with ICS Danube Logistics SRL and a pre-agreed laycan at the respective terminal. Berthing operations are conducted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
 
 For maritime vessels the use of GIFP’s towage assistance with one tug boat at the Oil Terminal and with two tug boats at the Grain, Container and General Cargo terminals is compulsory. Upon approach, during manoeuvres and when communicating with tugboats, use Channels 16 then 14 or as requested. At all terminals the vessels are to be berthed starboard alongside (facing upstream).
 
Arrival / Departure Commission
Danube Logistics and government officials representing the state customs committee, border guards, harbor master and sanitary authorities will board the vessel for documentation purposes upon its arrival and departure. The master of the vessel will be required to present stamped copies of the documents specified in GIFP’s port rules.
 
Please note that Danube Logistics has zero-tolerance on corruption matters and that any wrong-doing will be reported to respective national authorities.

Bunker Fuel
A number of bunkering service suppliers are residents of GIFP. Should your vessel require bunker fuel while calling on GIFP, please ask Danube Logistics’ port agency division for quotations from the potential suppliers.
 
Supplies
Should your vessel require any food or other supplies, please ask Danube Logistics port agency division for quotations.
 
Electricity & Water Supply
Vessels calling on GIFP can be supplied with fresh water and electricity upon request. Please contact Danube Logistics port agency division for applicable charges.
 
Removal and Disposal of Waste
Reasonable ship-borne domestic garbage can be disposed of at GIFP with the assistance of Danube Logistics into dedicated facilities at GIFP. Please contact Danube Logistics port agency division for applicable charges. Dumping of any ship-generated waste, residues and dumping of hazardous waste is strictly prohibited.