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EU Strategy for the Danube region Wien-Bratislava, 19.-21. April 2010 Dipl. - Ing. Alexandru Capatu.

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1 EU Strategy for the Danube region Wien-Bratislava, April 2010 Dipl. - Ing. Alexandru Capatu

2 Port of Constanta - A World Class Maritime Port Largest and deepest port in the Black Sea The Port of Constanta has a major importance in the Black Sea area, being located at the crossroads of the trade routes linking the markets of the landlocked countries from Central and Eastern Europe with the Transcaucasus, Central Asia and the Far East.

3 Largest and deepest port in the Black Sea Characteristics: Total surface: 3,926 haTotal surface: 3,926 ha 156 berths (out of which 140 operational berths)156 berths (out of which 140 operational berths) Quay length - almost 30 kmQuay length - almost 30 km Length of breakwaters (north+south) – 14 kmLength of breakwaters (north+south) – 14 km Total handling capacity – over 120 million tons/yearTotal handling capacity – over 120 million tons/year Natural water depths between 8 and 19 mNatural water depths between 8 and 19 m Safe portSafe port Port complying with the ISPS Code and the EU security regulation in forcePort complying with the ISPS Code and the EU security regulation in force Friendly environmentally managementFriendly environmentally management Free port status starting with January 2007Free port status starting with January 2007 Port of Constanta - A World Class Maritime Port

4 MPA ongoing projects Extension by 1,050 m of North Breakwater Objectives: -improve operations conditions in the port basins, by reducing waves stirring; -increase navigation safety; -protect arrangements and infrastructure of the port peers/births. Extension by 1,050 m of North Breakwater Objectives: -improve operations conditions in the port basins, by reducing waves stirring; -increase navigation safety; -protect arrangements and infrastructure of the port peers/births.

5 MPA ongoing projects Road bridge over Danube-Black Sea Canal Objectives: -better access: connection of the South area of the port with national roads network; -connection with Bucharest – Constanta highway through a by-pass financed by EBRD; -increase navigation safety. Road bridge over Danube-Black Sea Canal Objectives: -better access: connection of the South area of the port with national roads network; -connection with Bucharest – Constanta highway through a by-pass financed by EBRD; -increase navigation safety.

6 MPA ongoing projects Development of the railway capacity in the river-maritime area of Constanta Port Objectives: -improvement of railways operations in the river-maritime area by building a systematized railway complex; -more railways lines in order to fulfill the necessity of the operators forecasted until Development of the railway capacity in the river-maritime area of Constanta Port Objectives: -improvement of railways operations in the river-maritime area by building a systematized railway complex; -more railways lines in order to fulfill the necessity of the operators forecasted until 2020.

7 Future MPA projects Bridge over the connection canal in the river-maritime area Development of quays and reclaim land on the Artificial Island Development of river – maritime area Construction of Pier IIIS infrastructure

8 Bulk Terminal COMVEX is the main ore and coal operator. 13 berths, water depths up to 19 m13 berths, water depths up to 19 m Direct transshipment from sea-going vessels to barges Direct transshipment from sea-going vessels to barges Storage capacity: 3.5 milion tons Storage capacity: 3.5 milion tons Handling capacity: 22 milion tons /year Handling capacity: 22 milion tons /year Until more than 30 million euro in facilities which allows an increase in operational capacity with 33-40%, representing 60,000 tons/day, leading to a volume of almost 40 million tons per year. Port Operator News

9 Ship characteristics - type: bulk carrier - type: bulk carrier - flag: Liberia - flag: Liberia - no. of holds:9 - no. of holds:9 - capacity:149,498 dwt - capacity:149,498 dwt - length over all: m - length over all: m - beam(wide): 43 m - beam(wide): 43 m - max. summer draft: 17.33m - max. summer draft: 17.33m - total cargo on board to be - total cargo on board to be discharged: 144, mt discharged: 144, mt - cargo: South African steam coal - cargo: South African steam coal - loading port: - loading port: Richards Bay - South Africa Richards Bay - South Africa - arrival draft: m - arrival draft: m - discharge commenced date/time: 16 November :00 hrs local time - discharge commenced date/time: 16 November :00 hrs local time - discharge completed date/time:18 November :45 hrs local time - discharge completed date/time:18 November :45 hrs local time - discharge equipments used: 3 ship unloaders * 50 tf each - discharge equipments used: 3 ship unloaders * 50 tf each - effective time used for discharge: days ; 1 day 20 hours 15 minutes - effective time used for discharge: days ; 1 day 20 hours 15 minutes - average discharge rate mt/24 hrs : 78, mt/24 hrs - average discharge rate mt/24 hrs : 78, mt/24 hrs COMVEX Success Story – M/V GRAND OCEAN Port Operator News

10 Container Terminal on Pier 2S – Stage 3 - Increasing the handling capacity up to 2,000,000 TEU`s/year in the next two years - The project will be completed by the present operator CSCT-DP World, from its own sources. Port Operator News

11 Floating Oil Terminal at Midia Port Operator: RomPetrol 8.6 km offshore location Capacity : 24 mil. tons/year Terminal can accommodate ships up to dwt Investment : 175 mil. Dollars Port Operator News Midia Marine Terminal has finalized building two new berths, one for maritime and the other one for inland vessel to transit oil products. Octogon Gas & Logistics is building a new GPL terminal. It will be the most modern terminal at the Black Sea with storage capacity of cubic meter, having delivery possibilities to trucks, railways and inland vessels.

12 Established in 1978 Established in 1978 ISO 9001:2000 certified by Germanischer Lloyd ISO 9001:2000 certified by Germanischer Lloyd Location: Constanta port, berths 38, 39, 40 and 44 UMEX S.A. is the only operator at Constatza port able and specialized to handle out of gauge and heavy Industrial equipement Port Operator News UMEX S.A.

13 Cereal Terminal Operator: United Shipping Agency Capacity per hour : 2.600to/hour Storage capacity: to (17 silos of tons each and 2 silos x tons each) Investment: 25 mil. Euros Port Operator News

14 14 The new Passenger Terminal has an operation capacity of 100,000 passengers/year, being the most recent investment able to increase the activity on the Romanian seaside. The existing mooring length is 293 m, the quay depth is 13.5 m, ensuring the mooring of big vessels, with drafts up to m. Port Operator News

15 Inland navigation relieves road and rail © via donau Biggest transport capacities: a push tow of to equates 93 wagons or 148 trucks (platoon of 10 km!)

16 Inland navigation – economic and eco-friendly © via donau Transportation distance for one ton of goods using the same amount of energy

17 Inland navigation – lowest external costs © via donau Inland navigation causes the least accident, noise, pollution and climatic costs

18 © via donau The Danube requires the least investments in the infrastructure in comparison to road and rail Expenses of the different transport modes in the Danube cooridors

19 Constanta as River Port Port of Constanta has a important role in the development of inland transport, due to its connection to the Black Sea – Danube Canal The 64.4 km long and 90 m wide canal has a water depth of 7 m and 17,5 m clearance under the bridges The river traffic registered in Constanta Port in 2008 was more than 11 million tons, especially coal, ore, cereals and steel products. In 2009 the river traffic was 7,9 million tons.

20 20 The Port of Constanta offers a 3,400 km shorter transport alternative for the cargo coming from: Middle and Far East, India, East Africa and Australia through the Suez Canal and having as destination the Central European countries. Why Constanta?

21 Dipl.-Ing Alexandru Capatu Tel: Fax: Cell:


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