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Development of River Ports in the Republic of Croatia

Kuspilić, Neven; Bekić, Damir; Kunštek, Duška
Development of River Ports in the Republic of Croatia // Annual 2008 of the Croatian Academy of Engineering / Kniewald, Zlatko (ur.).
Zagreb: Croatian Academy of Engineering, 2008. str. 235-247

Development of River Ports in the Republic of Croatia

Kuspilić, Neven ; Bekić, Damir ; Kunštek, Duška

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Poglavlja u knjigama, pregledni

Annual 2008 of the Croatian Academy of Engineering

Kniewald, Zlatko

Croatian Academy of Engineering



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Ključne riječi
Croatian inland waters ports, Vukovar port, Osijek port, Slavonski Brod port, Vukovar canal port

Inland water ports are key components of the entire transport system on inland waterways, and the success of complex transport process from the point of production to the point of final consumption is greatly dependent on them. Inland ports, situated on European waterways, with regard to the integral character of the transport and general economic market, are of particular importance. On the long-term basis, orientation of the European Community is to establish balance of transport development, stressing inland waterways and railways as alternative means of transport. This opens the opportunity for expansion of ports on inland waters. This refers mainly to ports in Eastern European Danubian Countries, where this fact is expected to influence directing of transport from Near East transport markets to the Danubian corridor and further to Western European countries. In Croatia, four port authorities are organized on inland waterways, as follows: in Vukovar for public ports on the Danube and the future Danube-Sava multipurpose canal, in Osijek for the Drava ports, while the jurisdiction on the Sava river is shared by the port authorities Sisak and Slavonski Brod. The Croatian ports system practically consists of four ports open to public transport of national importance: Sisak, Slavonski Brod, Osijek and Vukovar. Three of them (Slavonski Brod, Osije and Vukovar) are situated in the close vicinity of the transport corridor V c, while the ports Sisak and Slavonski Brod are situated along the transport corridor X. Their development will be greatly influenced by the importance of the transport corridors in the general traffic of the region, and vice versa. Master plans have been prepared for the ports Slavonski Brod, Osijek and Vukovar which imply their expansion, both as regards the reloading capacity and the operating space. Each of them has its specific properties resulting from the present situation, available space and physical and tranpost characteristics of their respective waterways. For the Sisak port the development plan has not been elaborated yet. Planned development of the Vukovar port includes modernizing and construction of additional port capacities in the existing port area, expansion of the port perimeter and integration with the industrial and economic zone of Borovo, investments in port infrastructure, inclusion of the port in the development of the industrial hinterland, modernizing of road and railway infrastructure in the port and in the access to the port, including connection to the major transport corridors (V c, X). The development plan of the Osijek port includes expansion of the port area to the total of 110 hectares and inclusion of the stretch from the Drava river km 12+600 to 15+490. The Plan also envisages inclusion of the island created by shortcutting the old Drava meander, and the present port area of 58.3 ha (aquatory 20.4 ha + territory 37.9 ha) will be extended to 10 ha of new territory. The development of the port Slavonski Brod is greatly dependent on the reliability and safety of navigation in the Sava river. The only present capacity in this port is reloading of crude oil in local transport to the Sisak port. In the final stage of development, the port Slavonski Brod would include 9 berths, specialized for reloading of general cargo, containers, gravel and sand, ro-ro transport, reloading of cereals, and for trans-shipment. The new Vukovar port on km 9 of the Danube-Sava Canal is envisaged within the scope of the Multipurpose Danube-Sava Canal Project. Development of this port depends on the development of transport and economic requirements and technical conditions. The forecast of future port traffic is about 5.7 million tons per annum in 30-years period (4.16 million tons per annum of water transport, and 1.56 tons of land transport). The port zone for water transport (trans-shipment) would consist of 3 port basins with 24 berths. The hinterland port zone would be connected to land transport, and would include the land terminal, production zone, trade and business zone, and commodity reserves. The facilities resulting from construction of this business zone would allow the increase of the traffic and production over 8 million tons per annum.

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082-0000000-3246 - Međudjelovanje hidromelioracijskih sustava i okolišnih čimbenika (Neven Kuspilić, )

Građevinski fakultet, Zagreb