DP World Invests €65 Million in Romanian project cargo terminal

DP World Invests €65 Million in Romanian project cargo terminal

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DP World has inaugurated three new facilities in Romania, including a €65 million project cargo terminal in Constanta, significantly bolstering the country’s position as a key Black Sea trade hub and facilitating economic growth across the region.

The project cargo terminal is the centrepiece of the expansion in Romania’s largest container port. Spanning five hectares, this dedicated facility caters specifically to the handling of heavy, oversized, and complex cargo, typically used in large-scale industrial projects.

Rashid Abdulla, CEO and Managing Director, DP World Europe, who started his career as Manager for Constanta in 2004, said, “Romania is a dynamic economy and well positioned to benefit from the rise in nearshoring and manufacturing. DP World looks forward to building on our long-standing relationship with Romania, and to deploying our latest investments to support Romania as it plays an increasingly important role in trade and economic growth in the region.”

Alongside the project cargo terminal, Constanta also welcomes a new €65 million roll-on, roll-off (RoRo) terminal capable of processing up to 80,000 vehicles annually at peak capacity.

A further €50 million investment is earmarked for a new multi-transport platform in Constanta, slated for completion in 2025.

DP World said its third new Romanian facility, an eight-hectare intermodal logistics hub connecting rail and road networks, opens today in Aiud, a key industrial centre. This €21 million investment further strengthens the company’s existing network of sea, rail, barge, and truck services across Romania.

Enhanced connectivity, strategic location drive growth

These new facilities improve overall connectivity within DP World’s Romanian network, streamlining the movement of goods across mainland Europe, the Black Sea, North Sea, and Adriatic Sea regions. Since its initial investment in Romania in 2004, the first European country it entered, DP World has poured over €250 million into the nation’s infrastructure, including EU-funded grants.

DP World anticipates its investments will encourage major businesses to relocate or expand manufacturing facilities in the region, capitalizing on the trend of “nearshoring” and “reshoring” taking hold in Europe due to geopolitical tensions.

The automotive sector exemplifies this trend. Already accounting for 13 per cent of Romania’s GDP, the industry includes prominent manufacturers like Mercedes-Benz, Renault-owned Dacia, and Ford. With automotive firms increasingly investing in neighbouring Hungary, Poland, and Turkey, robust supply chains and logistics infrastructure like the new RoRo terminal are becoming crucial for Romania and the surrounding region.

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DP World Invests €65 Million in Romanian project cargo terminal
DP World Invests €65 Million in Romanian project cargo terminal

DP World Invests €65 Million in Romanian project cargo terminal

Photo DP World

DP World has inaugurated three new facilities in Romania, including a €65 million project cargo terminal in Constanta, significantly bolstering the country’s position as a key Black Sea trade hub and facilitating economic growth across the region.

The project cargo terminal is the centrepiece of the expansion in Romania’s largest container port. Spanning five hectares, this dedicated facility caters specifically to the handling of heavy, oversized, and complex cargo, typically used in large-scale industrial projects.

Rashid Abdulla, CEO and Managing Director, DP World Europe, who started his career as Manager for Constanta in 2004, said, “Romania is a dynamic economy and well positioned to benefit from the rise in nearshoring and manufacturing. DP World looks forward to building on our long-standing relationship with Romania, and to deploying our latest investments to support Romania as it plays an increasingly important role in trade and economic growth in the region.”

Alongside the project cargo terminal, Constanta also welcomes a new €65 million roll-on, roll-off (RoRo) terminal capable of processing up to 80,000 vehicles annually at peak capacity.

A further €50 million investment is earmarked for a new multi-transport platform in Constanta, slated for completion in 2025.

DP World said its third new Romanian facility, an eight-hectare intermodal logistics hub connecting rail and road networks, opens today in Aiud, a key industrial centre. This €21 million investment further strengthens the company’s existing network of sea, rail, barge, and truck services across Romania.

Enhanced connectivity, strategic location drive growth

These new facilities improve overall connectivity within DP World’s Romanian network, streamlining the movement of goods across mainland Europe, the Black Sea, North Sea, and Adriatic Sea regions. Since its initial investment in Romania in 2004, the first European country it entered, DP World has poured over €250 million into the nation’s infrastructure, including EU-funded grants.

DP World anticipates its investments will encourage major businesses to relocate or expand manufacturing facilities in the region, capitalizing on the trend of “nearshoring” and “reshoring” taking hold in Europe due to geopolitical tensions.

The automotive sector exemplifies this trend. Already accounting for 13 per cent of Romania’s GDP, the industry includes prominent manufacturers like Mercedes-Benz, Renault-owned Dacia, and Ford. With automotive firms increasingly investing in neighbouring Hungary, Poland, and Turkey, robust supply chains and logistics infrastructure like the new RoRo terminal are becoming crucial for Romania and the surrounding region.

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