Presentation on theme: "MDPA GALATI. The Danube is the 2nd longest river in Europe after the Volga, and it has been a transport mode since ancient times. Its accelerated development."— Presentation transcript:
The Danube is the 2nd longest river in Europe after the Volga, and it has been a transport mode since ancient times. Its accelerated development began in 1856; it was in Galati that the first union of states that have proposed to work together in order to ensure a safe and efficient transportation corridor for goods between the Danube and the Black Sea and vice versa was formed; This is how the European Danube Commission was created; its members then were: the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Second French Empire, the United Kingdom, Prussia, the Russian Empire, the Kingdom of Sardinia and the Ottoman Empire General Overview
Since this date the Danube has grown considerably, especially regarding the maritime area: Sulina Channel up to Braila (over a length of 175 km). Due to these factors the ports from this area have also expanded: Braila, Galati and Tulcea; these ports are now under the administration of the Maritime Danube Ports Administration in Galati. The company is under the authority of the Romanian Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure and it has been concessioned by the state the port land (the public domain).
Company Details The Maritime Danube Ports Administration in Galati is a National Company founded in 1991 in charge of managing the port infrastructure on the Maritime Danube, port land and moorage areas from NM 12,5 to RKm 17,5 and RKm 251 to RKm 255. The company also manages the ports of Galati, Braila, Tulcea, Harsova, Isaccea, Mahmudia and the secondary branches of Macin, Chilia and Sf. Gheorghe.
Company Details MAIN ACTIVITIES Port infrastructure repairs and maintenance operations; Dredging operations in order to provide the necessary depths in its ports; Vessel assistance for loading/unloading dangerous freights; Renting port land; OTHER ACTIVITIES Collecting waste waters and oily and greasy ship waste from IWT and sea-going vessels; Collecting sewage and garbage residues from IWT and sea-going vessels; Providing vessel assistance for the transshipment of oil products, upon request;
The Maritime Danube Ports The Most important ports located on the Romanian Maritime Danube stretch are: Galati Port Braila Port xTulcea Port
Galati Port Info The main IWT and maritime port on the Danube; It has direct link with the Black Sea both through Sulina Maritime Channel and the Danube – Black Sea Fluvial Channel, which is connected to the Port of Constanta. It has four terminals: The Docks Terminal for general cargo and containers The New Basin Terminal for general cargo The Oil Terminal for oil products The Ore Terminal – serving Arcelor Mittal Steel Plant The general cargo terminals are directly connected to the wide Russian railway network
Galati Port Info Total area: 864.131 sq m No. of berths56 No. of basins:2 Winter harborYes Length of vertical quays 4.675 m Length of rail siding12.348 m Length of sloped quays 2.390 m Distance to closest highway120 km
Galati Port – Old Docks Terminal Designed operating capacity: 2.500.000 tons/year
The Docks Port- Container Terminal It is the first river-sea container terminal on the Romanian sector; it is part of the Development Strategy issued by the Romanian Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure. The terminal allows for: mooring operations, vessel operations loading/unloading containers from ships handling and storing containers in warehouses grouping goods in containers by destinations and other related activities may also be developed. The container terminal has a maximum capacity of 30.000 TEU / year, it is located in berth no. 23 – 24 (The Docks Port) and has a mooring front of 136,85 linear meters.
Galati Port – New Docks Terminal Designed operating capacity: 2.000.000 tons/year
Galati Port – Ore Terminal Designed operating capacity: 24.000.000 tons/year
Galati Port Info Types of cargo: steel, scrap and other metallurgical products, timber, general cargo, cereals, coal, ore, containers. Free zone; Customs office; The main port operators: SC Port Bazinul Nou SA; SC Port Docuri SA:; SC Trans Europa Port SA; SC Unicom Oil Terminal SA Galati; SC Romportmet SA Galati.
Total area: 389.630,13 sq m No. of berths 27 No. of basins: 1 Winter harbor Yes Length of vertical quays 797 m Length of rail siding 1.481 m Length of sloped quays 2.506 m Distance to closest highway 100 km
Braila Port Info Types of Cargo: general cargo, timber, cereals, pallets, parcels, containers. Designed freight capacity: 2.000.000 tons/year Free zone; Customs office; The main port operators: SC Hercules SA; SC Romanel SA; SC Trans Europa Port SA.
Total area: 82.762 sq m No. of berths 41 No. of basins: 1 Winter harbor Yes Length of vertical quays 330 m Length of rail siding 320 m Length of sloped quays 2.225 m Distance to closest highway 100 km
Tulcea Port Info Passenger Terminal – The port is located at the gateway to the Danube Delta; – There is a passenger terminal used for: passengers arriving / departing from / to European Union countries, with all specific facilities (customs office, border police etc.) passengers arriving / departing from / to non-European Union countries, with all specific facilities (border police, customs office)
Tulcea Port – Industrial Terminal Designed operating capacity: 1.500.000 tons/year
Tulcea Port – Commercial Terminal Designed operating capacity: 350.000 tons/year
Tulcea Port Types of cargo: general cargo, timber, cereals, construction materials, pallets, parcels, containers. The Main Operators: SC DELTANAV SA Tulcea SC Frigorifer SA SC Navrom-Delta SA Tulcea The port is mostly used for leisure activities in the Danube Delta area; ship repair workroom with proper endowments; electrical equipment for handling and launching vessels; car parking; administrative and commercial offices; road access, water and energy supply networks; phone, internet access and other communication facilities;
Ports traffic (thousand tones): 2010 2011 River traffic: 7393 8122 Maritime traffic: 2660 2425 Total:1005310547 As for ships transiting Galati ports, in 2011 this number was 5788 against 4754 in 2010.
Conclusions The Romanian maritime ports of Braila, Galati and Tulcea are extremely attractive: Close to non-EU countries (8 km between Galati and the Moldavian border, 23 km to the Ukrainian port of Reni, 80 Nm to the Black Sea); Close to the Middle East, Turkey and Western Europe; Each port has a considerable length of railways, the Port of Galati having special facilities, especially the Russian standard railway network right along the berths, making it possible for the cargo to transit CIS boundaries without rail gauge change; Free Zones in Galati and Braila; A new container terminal with starting capacity of 30 000 TEU in Galati Port;
Conclusions Development strategy for the future of the Romanian Danube ports of Galati, Braila and Tulcea Turning Galati Port into a logistic platform serving the commercial exchanges between the Western/Central European countries and the Eastern European countries, as an alternative to the road transport. Developing Galati Port for the short sea shipping navigation through Sulina Channel with the purpose to deplete Constanta Port of the vessels with a tonnage below 7500 tdw or more but must respect the draft below 24 feet (7.32 m). Developing Braila Port into a specialized port for grain ; Increasing the use of Tulcea Port by vessels (IWT and sea-going) dedicated to leisure activities: cruise ships, pleasure boats
Conclusions Developing the port services and facilities as follows: Improving the ship waste collection & treatment facilities in the ports of Galati, Braila and Tulcea with the possibility of extending the services on the entire Danube stretch administered by the company; Interventions in case of accidental pollution; Improving the power supply facilities for sea-going vessels in order to reduce the noise level and the polluting emissions Fresh water supply systems for IWT and sea-going vessels
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