Container traffic through the Moldovan port of Giurgiulesti increased by 3% to 9,912 TEU and container exports through it increased by 42% in 2015, compared with 2014. The infotag.md website reported this, citing information from the Danube Logistics company, which is the general investor in and operator of the port.
Mostly grains, sunflower, wine, liquor, food, and wood products were exported in the containers. Most of the containers went to Indonesia (41%), Malaysia (20%), United States (8%), Myanmar (7%), and Thailand (5%).
They were transported by 13 major container lines, which are served in the Romanian port of Constanta by the carriers MSC, CMA, CSCL, COSCO, ZIM, ARKAS, and APL.
In total, the Giurgiulesti port handled 869,000 tons of cargo last year, which is 13% more than it handled the year before. More than 330 different vessels used its services during the year.
Investments in the port increased by USD 1.1 million during the year to reach USD 63.7 million in total. Most of the investment came from Danube Logistics (USD 49.4 million), Trans Cargo Terminal (USD 7.9 million), and Trans Bulk Logistics (USD 4.2 million).
The shareholders of Danube Logistics are the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Danube Logistics Holding BV (Netherlands). The port was built on the shores of River Danube at the confluence of River Prut near the village of Giurgiulesti. The Romanian port of Galati and the Ukrainian port of Reni are located in its immediate vicinity.