Romanian Inland Ports Union – Romania

Romanian Inland Ports UnionSite:
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Fax: +40 236 449997

Description of Organisation:
The Union of Romanian Inland Ports was founded on 17.03.1995 by port administrations (national companies) and private port operators from romanian maritime and inland Danube to which other companies and association involved in port and IWT business joined latter.

Today the Union brings together a number of 8 members:

  • National Company - The Ports Administration of the Maritime Danube SA Galati;
  • National Company - The Ports Administration of the Inland Danube SA Giurgiu;
  • National Company - The Administration of the Navigable Canals S.C. Constanta;
  • SC Bazinul Nou SA Galati - Port operator & logistic company in Galati area;
  • SC Docuri SA Galati - Port operator company in Galati area;
  • SC SC Hercules SA Braila - Port operator & shipping company in Braila area;
  • SC Deltanav SA Tulcea - Port operator & logistic company in Tulcea area;
  • Romanian Intermodal Association - RIA;

The Ports Administration of the Maritime Danube from Galati and the National Company - The Ports Administration of the Fluvial Danube from Giurgiu, administrate all public ports along Danube river. Both these companies are public companies and they doing their activities as port authorities on their activity area, under the authority of Romanian Ministry of Transport.

The other members of the Union of Romanian Inland Ports are the most important port operator companies from Galati, Braila and Tulcea, the most important river ports on the romanian sector of the Danube.

Together, we try to develop the Romanian ports and to increase the investments in these ports in order to support the local community as well as the Romanian Ministry of Transport on their way to the integration of river and port operations into the european standards and best practices.

Since June 2007 U.P.I.R has become member of European Federation of Inland Ports.  Today, U.P.I.R. play an active part in FEPI's Presidency and Executive Committee

The purposes of the Union of Romanian Inland Ports are:

  • To  study  general  problems  of  development  and prognosis, which inland ports are interested in, especially the transportation problems, port transshipment and goods storing and promotion of joint positions towards these problems at national level and in behalf of the Romanian inland ports;
  • To provide information exchange between its members;
  • To promote the activities carried out in the Romanian inland ports, their position within the national economy and at European and international level;
  • To represent its members in front of the national and international institutions and bodies.
  • To sustain and promote the investment projects of its members  and of  other  public  or  private  entities,  of local or regional interest, generating added value, with positive social & economic impact;
  • Active   involvement   in   implementation   of   viable investment projects, as well as in identification of material, human and financial resources necessary for their achievement;
  • Identification   and   achievement   of   partnerships, including public-private partnerships, at local, national and the  European  Community  level,  in  order  to implement the projects having an active role in economically and socially sustaining and accelerated development of the port sector;
  • Promotion  and  support  through  all  legal  means  of  its members' access to the public or private  resources put at their disposal through the Romanian State Budget and/or through    the   Financing   Programs   developed   by   the European Union, as well as by other authorities, institutions, entities of public or private law, intended to start, implement and develop the legal economic activities of    any   kind,   development   of   human   and   material resources, starting, implementation and development of activities, other than the ones with economic purpose;
  • Representation and support of its members' interests in their relations with the authorities and institutions of the Romanian State, bodies of the European Union and/or other    authorities, institutions, entities of public or private law    involved in financing  and/or  implementation  of  the programs    for   supporting   and   developing   the   legal economic activities or of activities, other than the ones with economic purpose;
  • To attract new good flows and to promote the VII – Pan European - Corridor of Transport - Danube- as a main artery for good and/or passenger transport to/from the European Union;
  • To facilitate the information exchange in the specific field of activity and to encourage active participation at different projects of research and publishing of their results;

The main activities unfolded by Union of Romanian Inland Ports in order to reach it's purpose are as follows:

  • To  make  the  necessary  approaches  to  the  State institutions or other similar institutions in order to ensure the participation of its members to training courses, seminars, conferences related to the activity developed and to the financing programs.
  • Collaboration   with   economic   agents   during   the implementation of the programs in order to support them in the Project successful completion;
  • To co-operate with syndicates, employers, chambers of commerce and other local professional organizations and/or  bodies of local/central administration in order to identify and take the necessary measures with regard to the its members support in order to be adapted to the requirements and/or standards imposed by the position of member  of the  European  Union  of  the  Romanian State;
  • To facilitate the cooperation of its members with local and central  bodies  of  administration  and  with  the institutions representing management units of the projects financed   through   the   monitored   financing programs or which have attributions in development of these financing programs
  • To give assistance and    provide    services    to economic agents, non-governmental organizations, associations, foundations and other similar entities in economic, managerial, social, technical, financial, educational and legal field;
  • To actively participate, at local level, to the social dialog and    to  valorize  the  acquired  experience,  knowledge and    information    in  order  to  facilitate  elaboration  of decisions and legal norms concerning the activity developed in respect of the financing programs;

To carry out different  activities and services requested by the economic agents, non- governmental organizations associations, foundations and other similar entities, as follows:

  • Activities of market study and research - makes in its own    name or in collaboration with other specialized entities  activities  of  research,  market  studies, elaborates strategies of development, surveys which can constitute database of public or private interest;
  • Activities    of    consultancy    for     business    and management - gives assistance and consultancy through its own specialists or through other physical or legal bodies specialized in  economic, managerial, social, technical, financial, educational field, in financing programs and other fields, inclusively accounting services and human resources and remuneration services.
  • Selection    and    labour    placement,    testing    and evaluation of employed personnel from fields and branches as: industry, agriculture, commerce and services, in modern conditions and with high professional competence, at the international standards.
  • Specialized  employes  training,  non-comparable  with general education - carrying out training courses, professional formation and improvement courses for enterprisers, employees, unemployed persons or various persons interested to attend the programs of professional formation;
  • Implementation and providing necessary assistance in order to certificate the Quality Management Systems;
  • Activities of professional organizations - carrying out any other necessary activities stipulated by the legal provisions in force, in order to achieve the objectives of the "Union of Romanian Inland Ports".

For any questions and any additional information regarding the activities unfolded by the Union of Romanian Inland Ports, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Mrs. Carmen Costache
Mobile: +40 752156500 +40 744577217

Vice President:
Mr. George Boga
Mobile: +40 740302017

Fax: +40 236 449997
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