BASIC PROJECT DATA – PROJECT IDEA
Project ID: PA1A097
NEED AND ADDED VALUE FOR THE DANUBE REGION STRATEGY
The port of Vukovar is a strategically important port, as it is the only Croatian port on the Danube River. Because of this, a broader objective of the project should be sought in the development of the economy of the Eastern Slavonija region and the whole Republic of Croatia.
By conducting the project New Port East, the region Eastern Slavonija and particularly Vukovar would benefit from a better position on the transport market. The proposed investment would produce significant employment and multiplier effects within the local community. It would increase the domestic economic product of the Vukovar municipality. Labour employment opportunities are expected to rise.
OBJECTIVE(S) OF THE PROJECT
Croatian river ports (among them the Danube port Vukovar) need qualitative and technological modernization in order to satisfy the existing and expected transport demands. Along with the modernization of basic port infrastructure, the systems of safety and surveillance in the port areas need to be enhanced. Ports need to connect with the main rail and road corridors in order to better integrate with the economic hinterland and to create preconditions for the development of multi-modal transport.
The overall objective is to modernise and to increase the capacity of the ports along Corridor VII, so that they can respond to growing transport demands in order to solve the problem of competitiveness and encourage the development of inland navigation.
Presently, the port of Vukovar does not meet market requirements and cannot offer high quality port services. It is therefore the main objective of this project to reconstruct basic port facilities, to provide normal and undisturbed work, to develop the Vukovar port in a sustainable way and thereby make the port more competitive in the international market.
PLANNED PROJECT ACTIVITIES
The new port of Vukovar project encompasses the construction of infrastructural port facilities (banks, road and rail as well as communal infrastructure), port loading and unloading equipment, and the construction and acquisition of terminal-related equipment for:
- Bulk cargo terminal
- Multi-purpose terminal
- Vessel waste disposal station (ship supply management and collection of waste liquids from the vessels)
In addition, it is envisaged to construct an office building, a car park, an administrative port control centre and a new port entrance.
The project would have an impact on all Danube countries since inland waterway transport is an environmentally-friendly transport mode. The modal shift towards inland waterway transport would have a positive impact on the overall transport relations in the Danube region.
PROJECT BENEFICIARIES / TARGET GROUPS
The final beneficiary of the project is the Port Authority Vukovar (PAV). The PAV will be the owner of the infrastructure once it has been constructed and taken over.
Target groups: shipping companies, port operators, forwarding companies
STATUS AND TIMEFRAME
Start date: 2013
End date: not defined
A feasibility study and a cost-benefit analysis of the project were carried out in 2011, before the application for EU financing. The main design preparation was financed by the EU Program IPA 2007 – 2013 Component III; therefore it was necessary to follow the EU regulations during the consultant selection.
After the consultant selection has been made, the consultant was expected to begin with the main design preparation during the second quarter of 2013. On the 30th of April 2014 the Central Finance and Contracting Agency (CFCA) suspended the contract.
The New Port East project is therefore under suspension since the CFCA suspended the contract for the main design preparation.
Total budget: 24,200,000 EUR (estimation) – financing is not yet available
National budget and the EU Structural funds are potential sources for the project.
Port Authority Vukovar / Croatia (website: www.port-authority-vukovar.hr)
Address: Parobrodarska 5, Vukovar / Croatia
Contact data: email@example.com
Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure (website: www.mppi.hr)
Address: Krležin Gvozd 1a, Zagreb / Croatia
- Development strategy for inland waterway transport in the Republic of Croatia (2008-2018)
- Medium term development of inland waterways and ports of the Republic of Croatia (2009-2016)
- Inland navigation and inland ports act (2007)
- Master plan (2004)
- Feasibility study (2005), Updated Feasibility Study (2011)
- Environmental Impact Assessment (2007)
- Updated Cost-Benefit Analysis (2011)
Data provided by: Ana Barišić (Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, Croatia) – 26.03.2013
Last update by: Ana Barišić (Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, Croatia) – 03.10.2017