Two delegations from Austria, made up of Vienna port and Voestalpine representatives, visited for the first time Constanta harbor. According to local ziuaconstanta.ro, they were interested in the opportunity to carry containerized freight traffic on the route Austria – Middle East, Far East – Black region via southeastern port.
Vienna port officials – Friedrich Lehr, CEO and Karin Zipperer, general manager – said they are also interested in the automotive and general cargo terminals of Constanta port.
According to Valeriu Nicolae Ionescu general manager of National Company Maritime Ports Administration Constanta, Voestalpine representatives showed their interested to transport ore and coal to the plant in Linz – Austria, via Constanta, its annual demand being of 10 million tones.
Austrian delegations met with port operators working in areas of interest: Socep, APM Terminals, Constanta South Container Terminal, Comvex, Vadeco.
In 2014, the freight traffic between the port of Constanta and Austrian ports was 2.4 million tones.