Internal restructuring
Sud-Est; Constanta;
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation
52.24 - Cargo handling

160 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
22 April 2005
Employment effect (start)
22 April 2005
Foreseen end date


On April 2005, the director of the company Socep explained that the majority of Romanian exporters have reported losses over the past few months, as a result of the depreciation of the dollar towards the leu by almost 17%, and were forced to reduce or even suspend exports. As a direct consequence, the volume of merchandise transiting through the port of Constanţa from the Black Sea where Socep offers cargo handling and storage services, was reduced. It is expected that following the restructuring programme, the turnover and profit forecast for 2005, (approximately EUR 12.6 million, and EUR 0.8 million respectively) will even be surpassed. One of the measures included in Socep restructuring plan aims to cut jobs, from 850 to approximately 690 employees. Other measures include cutting all categories of costs, changing the work quota, performing repairs and maintenance with company resources. As a complementary measure, an attempt will be made to renegotiate contracts already concluded.


  • 22 April 2005: Ziarul Financiar


Eurofound (2005), Socep, Internal restructuring in Romania, factsheet number 61453, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/61453.