The Romanian government has signed a memorandum of understanding with Dubai Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation and DB World to develop a new infrastructure in the port of Constana, with the aim of making it one of the most important centers for ro-ro cargo ships in the Black Sea. .
The memorandum was signed by Romanian Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Soren Mihai Grindano, CEO and General Manager of dbworld UAE and Jafza, and Abdullah bin Demaithan, Vice Chairman of the Board of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation in Dubai.
The Romanian Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure aims to develop a new and main container terminal for ro-ro cargo with the aim of improving the movement of cargo ships in the Black Sea port.
This will require a huge investment and improved procedures to speed up the transit of ro-ro ships through the port of Constana.
The Memorandum of Understanding gives Dubai Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation the opportunity to work with DB World to modernize and develop the infrastructure on Quay 2-S in the port.
Under the agreement, DB World will implement the development project and at the same time provide the necessary investments in physical or electronic assets to participate in transforming Constanta into a major center for imports to Europe, by developing the port’s infrastructure, in addition to providing it with an advanced scanner in the new terminal For rolled goods, which reduces inspection time and increases the port’s operational efficiency.
Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Chairman of Dubai Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, Chairman and CEO of dbworld Group, said: “We celebrated a few weeks ago the 18th anniversary of the start of our operations in (DB World – Constana ), at a time when we are very proud.With the continuous trust that the Romanian Government has given us, we look forward to providing integrated solutions to supply chains globally that will strengthen the role of the port and Romania’s strategic position in the region. ”
DB World operates the advanced Southern Container Terminal in the port of Constana under a concession contract that extends until 2049, with a capacity in the form of handling volumes of one and a half million 20-foot equivalent containers annually, making Constana the largest port in the world The Black Sea. DB World also provides a complete coordination service for three railways with a length of 600 meters each, capable of handling three complete trains, each connected by 30 freight vehicles for the transport of containers at one time.
In addition, DB World continues to implement its plans to build a new intermodal container terminal for railways and roads in the city of Ayud in Romania, which is expected to be operational in the first half of 2023. The container terminal will be connected by rail to the port of Constana »Creating a new export route for the main Transylvania region in central Romania, which lacks a strong export infrastructure.
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