Budapest, Hungary (PortSEurope) October 12, 2017 – More than 180 representatives of the Hungarian business community participated in the 12th edition of Port Constanța event in Budapest today.
The event, which became a landmark for the transport and logistics in Hungary, is organised by the National Company Administration, to promote the opportunities provided by the Port of Constanța for Hungarian and local companies.
The event aims to achieve a mutually beneficial partnership between businesses operating in port and port-related areas, with the aim of increasing the flow of goods between Hungarian companies and the port.
The Deputy Director-General of Compania Națională Administrația Porturilor Maritime SA Constanța, Marian Tănase, said, ” this event is not about the port administration, but about the port of Constanța, the operators who develop business in the port, the facilities they offer and the investments that are made. We are here to find out what we can do more to develop relations with Hungarian partners “.
Romania’s ambassador to Hungary, Marius Gabriel Lazurca, a supporter of efforts to promote port Constanța, noted that a more intensive collaboration with Hungary, particularly on issues such as trade, investment and transport connections has developed. In this context, the port of Constanța has its role to promote the benefits of transport on the Danube to the port of Constanța, to present the benefits of the inland water transport route to Hungary’s economy.
Traffic figures are encouraging, with constant growth in recent years. Freight traffic between the ports of Hungary and the port of Constanța was, in the first 9 months of this year, over 2.7 million tonnes, of which nearly 2 million tonnes are cereals. In the same period last year, freight traffic was 2.5 million tonnes.
Last year, freight traffic between the two countries reached 3.7 million tonnes, in 2017 with the prerequisites to overcome these values. Hungarian goods transit through Constanța to Argentina, Israel, Georgia, South Korea, Cyprus, Spain, Tunisia, Sudan and Morocco. Constanța, together with its partners, is focusing on strengthening its main transit port role for Hungary, in terms of a market with fierce competition.
In presenting the latest information about the port of Constanța, representative Andra Opreanu, has included ongoing investments, the development plans that the port administration has in mind, in particular in infrastructure, efforts to strengthen the port’s position on transport routes and especially on the Silk Road, through the partnerships it achieves with important ports in the area.
In the first nine months of 2017, there was a total traffic of 42,336,157 tonnes in Romanian ports, from which grain traffic was 13,618,757 tonnes.
All editions of this event, numerous business meetings were carried out between the representatives of port Constanța and the most important Hungarian authorities and companies.
Partners in this event, Comvex, Constanța South Container Terminal (CSCT), Socep, TTS Operator, Silk Route Shipping, had the opportunity to present its latest investment, development plans and business offer for partners current and potential in Hungary.
Source: Constanta Port
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