With the new season starting soon, SGS is gearing up to support your business. Now in its fourth year, our ‘One Danube Project’ is delivering real improvements to the scope and scale of the services we can offer you across the region. We continue to expand our activities and assets in this important trade corridor.

Harvest forecasts for 2014 are very promising and the new season is already showing potential for delivering high volumes of grains and oilseeds from the region.

Europe’s longest river, the Danube originates in the town of Donaueschingen, in Germany’s Black Forest, and flows some 2,872 km before it reaches the Black Sea. Carrying more than 50 million tons of goods every year, the river has both strengths and weaknesses as a major transport route. It is environmentally friendly with low transport costs – one journey with four pushed lighters at 7,000 mt, is equivalent to either 175 railway wagons, or 280 trucks, but transporters must also meet the requirements of low and high water, iced water in winter and its low network density.

We can help you to meet the challenges and opportunities, posed by this supply chain and our highly qualified staff and professional laboratories along the route of the Danube enable fast turnaround times helping to prevent the shipment of sub-standard cargoes. Our timely and accurate testing avoids the delivery of product that is out of specification and with potential problems related to the presence of mycotoxins and other harmful contaminants being a feature of this supply chain, the reliable and experienced resources that we have are fully required to protect your business.

Ready for the new season, our teams are looking forward to receiving your orders and instructions.

This newsletter provides you with all the SGS contact points to meet your requirements.

Focus on Danube: Get to know all your SGS contact point (PDF 2.64 MB)

For further information, please contact:

Axel Harmsen
International Sales Manager

About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world.