Port Handbook

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.

The use of GIFP’s harbor pilot is compulsory for all maritime vessels. For more information please contact the Port Agent.

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).

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.

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.

Should your vessel require any food or other supplies, please ask Danube Logistics port agency division for quotations.

Vessels calling on GIFP can be supplied with fresh water and electricity upon request. Please contact Danube Logistics port agency division for applicable charges.

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.

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20.08.2018
INCREASING IMPORTS OF FERTILIZER VIA GIURGIULESTI INTERNATIONAL FREE PORT

In July companies active in Moldova’s agricultural sector started to import fertilizer in big bags via Giurgiulesti International Free Port, which was delivered to Giurgiulesti in maritime vessels from Russian Black Sea ports.

Since the first delivery on July 25, Danube Logistics SRL, the general investor and operator of Giurgiulesti International Free Port, has already facilitated the import of more than 10,000 tons of fertilizer. In order to reduce the time required to discharge each vessel Danube Logistics SRL acquired special equipment enabling the simultaneous unloading / loading of up to 12 big bags.

Thomas Moser, the general director of Danube Logistics SRL, stated: “I am confident that the transshipment of fertilizer at Giurgiulesti International Free Port will develop into one of our main activities in the coming years. The delivery of fertilizer from Black Sea or Mediterranean ports to Moldova in maritime vessels is reliable and cost effective.”

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19.07.2018
ORGANIC GRAIN TERMINAL OPERATED BY PROGRAIN ORGANIC SRL OPENED AT GIURGIULESTI INTERNATIONAL FREE PORT

On Thursday, July 19, ProGrain Organic SRL opened the organic grain processing, conditioning and storage facility at the premises of Giurgiulesti International Free Port. The total area of the terminal is 3.250m2 and so far the volume of investments exceeded $1.5 million. At the moment 2.000 tons of organic grain stored at the new terminal are waiting to be exported to western and central European countries. This year the company plans to export about 20.000 tons of organic grain. ProGrain Organic  SRL exports its cargo mainly in sea containers in partnership with Danube Logistics SRL, the general investor and operator of Giurgiulesti International Free Port.

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19.05.2018
A GROUP OF STUDENTS OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF DEFENSE STUDIES (RCDS) VISITS GIURGIULESTI INTERNATIONAL FREE PORT

On Saturday 19 of May a group of civilian and military experts met with representatives of Giurgiulesti International Free Port (GIFP) where Mathias von Tucher, Operations Director of Danube Logistics SRL conducted a short tour of the port and answered various questions. Foreign guests where happy to find out more about GIFP and its development as one of the most important logistics hub in Moldova and the region. The official visit to GIFP concluded the study trip to the Republic of Moldova, 13-19 May.

The Royal College of Defense Studies (RCDS) instructs senior officers of the Armed Forces and Civil Service in defense and international security matters at the highest level, to prepare them for the top posts. It forms part of the Defense Academy of the United Kingdom.

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29.06.2018
GIURGIULESTI INTERNATIONAL FREE PORT CELEBRATES DANUBE DAY

On Friday, 29th of June Moldova joined in celebrating the Danube Day in Giurgiulesti. As part of the event Danube Logistics, the general investor and operator of Giurgiulesti International Free Port, organized a picnic reception overlooking the Danube at the port premises.

Traditionally, over 80 Moldovan and international guests seized this beautiful occasion to feel the true spirit of Danube which connects citizens and businesses from 10 European countries and provides Moldova with direct access to the Black Sea. Among the honorable guests were Ms. Angela Sax, president of EBRD office to Moldova, Ms. Lucy Joyce, the Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Moldova, Dr. Julia Monar, the Ambassador of Germany to Moldova and Antonio Castillo, head of EIB office to Moldova. Representatives of local and central authorities together with mayors of the nearby villages where happy to join on this wonderful occasion Thomas Moser, director general of Danube Logistics SRL.

Guests of the event enjoyed the amazing view on Danube River relishing flavorous wines from Vinaria din Vale and refreshing drinks provided by Coca Cola Company. As well as last year „Bunica beats the drum” from Valeni was happy to perform traditional Moldovian songs along with her husband and an orchestra band from Cahul.

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