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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16.11.2020
DANUBE LOGISTICS COOPERATES WITH UTM IN DIONYSUS PROJECT

Danube Logistics is an Associated Strategic Partner within the DIONYSUS project, a project co-funded by European Union funds under the Danube Transnational Programme with the objective of “Integrating Danube Region into Smart & Sustainable Multi-modal & Intermodal Transport Chains”. Danube Logistics is in close collaboration with the Technical University of the Rep. of Moldova (UTM), a European Neighbourhood Instrument Project Partner and as such leading the Moldovan aspects of the DIONYSUS project.

 

On 13 November 2020 a delegation from UTM headed by Associate Professor Dr Victor Ceban, Head of the Department of Transport, visited Giurgiulesti International Free Port. Mathias von Tucher, General Director of Danube Logistics, presented the port facilities and its multi-modal logistic and intermodal connections. Potentials and barriers for future developments were discussed taking into account bottlenecks of hinterland connections. Danube Logistics is looking forward to collaborate with the experts of the UTM on the DIONYSUS project.

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08.10.2020
PRESIDENT IGOR DODON VISITED GIURGIULESTI INTERNATIONAL FREE PORT

Within his campaign for the forthcoming presidential elections the incumbent President Igor Dodon visited Giurgiulesti International Free Port on 6 October 2020. Mathias von Tucher, General Director of Danube Logistics SRL, informed President Dodon about this year’s challenges due to the pandemic and the poor harvest as well as about the successful transshipment of new types of operations such as the import of scrap metal, skimmer pig iron, steel coils and grain.

 

Furthermore, Mathias von Tucher updated the President about the numerous ongoing investment projects within Giurgiulesti International Free Port and in this context the delegation visited the construction site of the port resident Danube Oil Company, which aims to start the operation of the new vegetable oil crushing plant fitted with the latest technology in 2021.

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08.07.2020
FIRST TRANSSHIPMENT OF SCRAP METAL COMPLETED SUCCESSFULLY

On 7 July 2020 the first transshipment of scrap metal from Giurgiulesti International Free Port has been completed successfully.

 

The Moldovan client Sofilarex transported the scrap metal with trucks to the port and accumulated the required quantity for a vessel on a storage area over a period of two weeks. The transshipment from the platform as well as directly from trucks into the vessel took place at the General Cargo Terminal and has been performed with a Fuchs material handler that is specialized in transshipment of scrap metal.

 

The handling of scrap metal is a common cargo for ports and Danube Logistics looks forward to offer its services in this sector.

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09.04.2020
GIURGIULESTI INTERNATIONAL FREE PORT ACQUIRES NEW MACHINE TO EXPAND ITS TRANSSHIPMENT CAPACITIES

Danube Logistics acquired a high capacity Fuchs material handler in order to expand the transshipment capacities of Giurgiulesti International Free Port.

 

The machine is equipped with various grabs and consequently can handle a wide range of different cargo including dry bulk such as gravel, sand, coal, various sorts of grain, general cargo such as big bags, and in addition new cargo categories such as scrap metal and larger stones.

 

With this material handler the transshipment capacity of the existing general cargo terminal will be increased, the product range of port services will be expanded and the operational flexibility will be enhanced. Clients are invited to contact us for more details.

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