Port of Constanta

From Global Energy Monitor

Situated on the Black Sea at the mouth of the Danube River, the Port of Constanta in Constanța, Romania is the primary port for bulk commodities shipments to and from Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, and Hungary.[1]


The port is located on the western coast of the Black Sea, 179 nautical miles (332 km) from the Bosphorus Strait and 85 nm (157 km) from the Sulina Branch, through which the Danube river flows into the Black Sea.

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The port has two specialized terminals that operate iron ore, bauxite, coal and coke with 13 berths, a storage capacity of 4.7 million tonnes and annual traffic capacity of around 27 million tonnes.[2] Comvex, which operates the port's largest bulk raw material handling terminal, has recently shifted its focus to grain in response to weaker demand for handling coal and other minerals.[3]

In May 2015 the port was acquired by Archer Daniels Midland.[1]

Project Details

  • Operator: Archer Daniels Midland
  • Location: Constanța, Romania
  • Annual Coal Capacity (Tonnes): 27 million (including iron ore and bauxite)
  • Status: Operating
  • Type: Exports
  • Sources of coal:



  1. 1.0 1.1 "ADM Buys Black Sea Export Terminals," World Maritime News, May 6, 2015
  2. "Minereu, carbune, cocs" (in Romanian). Port of Constantza. accessed 2015-12-19. Check date values in: |date= (help)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  3. "Comvex to invest in grain terminal at Constanta Port," OFI Magazine, August 2, 2016

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