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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01.12.2018
FRENCH AMBASSADOR TO MOLDOVA VISITS GIURGIULESTI INTERNATIONAL FREE PORT

Mr. Pascal Le Deunff, Ambassador of French Republic to Moldova paid an official visit to Giurgiulesti International Free Port (GIFP) where Dr. Mathias von Tucher, Operations Director of the port made a presentation of GIFP for the French Delegation, as well as dicussed the role of the port, as one of the most important multimodal logistics hubs for Moldova and the region.

During the tour of the port Mr. Le Deunff has visited the container and general cargo terminal, port’s business park, as well as the mixed-gauge rail terminal. Within the tour of the port Mr. Ambassador witnessed transshipment of coal from a maritime vessel to railway wagons, as well as noticed a lot of activity at port berths, which, meanwhile were all occupied by different type of maritime vessels.

In first 9 month of this year, GIFP has facilitated trade to more than 60 countries over the world and continues to develop into a reliable and cost-effective partner, both for moldovan and foreign business community.

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29.10.2018
Trade Relations and opportunities of using GIFP as a Multi-modal logistics hub presented at the Business Forum in Ravenna.

Dr. Mathias von Tucher, Operations Director of ICS Danube Logistics SRL participated as a speaker in a business forum themed «maritime and land connections between Italy and Moldova» held in Ravenna, Italy. Dr. von Tucher presented Giurgiulesti International Free Port, highlighting potential areas of collaboration between Moldova and Italy.

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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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