Constanta Port

Constanta Port

The Constanta port complex consists of three areas, of which 2 main maritime ports:

  • Constanta Port, with a total length of quays of 31 km and depths between 7 and 19 m, which allowed the access of oil tankers of 165,000 dwt and bulk carriers of 200,000 dwt and which operates all categories of goods – solid and liquid bulk, containers, general cargo
  • Midia Port with a quay length of 2.43 km and a maximum depth of 8m, designed to serve mainly the chemical and petrochemical industry in the area but which has developed facilities for new categories of goods: LPG, bulk agricultural products, live animals and metal products
  • Basarabi Port, a smaller port, with an area of 11.4 ha, of which 0.7 ha is water

It joins Mangalia port with 524 m quay and 9 m maximum water depth, which operates bitumen, general goods and LPG.

The Port of Constanta, the largest seaport in Romania and the fourth largest in Europe, occupies an area of ​​3,926 hectares, of which 1,313 hectares are land and 2,613 hectares are water, with a developed length of the external perimeter zone of over 30 kilometers between the municipality Constanta and the south of Agigea locality.

With an annual operating capacity of approximately 120 million tons, being served by 156 berths, the port of Constanta is in continuous development and modernization of the cargo handling and storage superstructure and the transport infrastructure, in synergy with the trends dictated by political and economic factors.

As part of 2 trans-European transport corridors TEN-T, the Rhine-Danube corridor that connects the North Sea with the Black Sea and the north-south corridor that connects the Baltic Sea, the Black Sea and the Aegean Sea, the port of Constanta benefits from an advantageous geographical positioning. The direct connection with the Danube River through the Danube-Black Sea Canal makes the port of Constanta the most advantageous intermodal transport alternative compared to competing ports that serve the same hinterland of Central European countries without direct access to the sea. The advantageous positioning is also confirmed by the major potential given by connecting the trans-European intermodal transport network (TEN-T corridors) with the Middle or Trans-Caspian Corridor, thus making access to the central European markets of the trading markets of Central Asia  with an exit to The Caspian Sea, of the South Caucasus and, why not, of Far East.

As it is a sea, river and tourism port, it provides several advantages such as:

  • Multi-functional port with modern facilities and port dock water depths which are sufficient for mooring the largest ships which pass through the Suez Canal
  • Container distribution center to Black Sea ports
  • Modern facilities for passenger ships
  • Good connections to all means of transportation: railway, road, river, air and pipelines
  • Free area status, which allows the necessary general framework for facilitating foreign trade and cargo transit to / from Central and Eastern Europe.