Journal of Danubian Studies and Research, Vol 6, No 2 (2016)

Galati, a Strategic Point between Europe, Middle East and Asia with the Help of Danube

Sergiu Sorcaru


In this study, it is our intention to highlight the importance of the Danube as European axis and as economic value. Since ancient times, the Danube is recognized as important river and strategic branch. Danube is a major policy concern in Europe, as it passes through ten different countries, the European Union valuing this aspect and the possibility of extending from the middle to the east. Our intention is to emphasize that the Danube is not just a natural border but also an important economic source in the space of Romania. In Galati, the largest port on the Danube, the river-sea traffic but also an important part of the industry of the city is supported by the river. The results highlight the economic opportunities offered by the Danube. The economic advantages represented by the Port of Galati using river routes, both at continental and global level, with new opportunities for rebranding the Galati Port. The added value to the scientific interpretation of economic resources of the Danube is represented by the extensive coverage of economic activities carried out on the river and on its banks and to identify the offered opportunities. The originality comes from researching the economic strategies used by the ArcelorMittal Galati steel company, which uses the location and the advantages of the Danube.


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