The Port of Slavonski Brod is located on the left bank of the River Sava, 4 km southeast of Slavonski Brod, on the border between the Republic of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, close to the intersection of the railway corridor X and the road corridor Vc. It is also the international port of entry to the European Union. The port has direct access to road and rail networks that facilitates reloading and storage, as well as freight forwarding to inland waterways towards the Danube and Black Sea and further to the main Croatian seaports Rijeka, Ploče, Split and Zadar.
In the process of securing the preconditions for more dynamic growth of the activities of the Port, the project holder, the Port Authority of Slavonski Brod, which manages and develops the port on the Sava River (207-467 rkm) on an area of 90 hectares is conducting investment cycle of about 17 million EUR which includes the construction of the port and accompanying facilities as well as the development of the wider port area with all the necessary infrastructure (so far about 80% of the port infrastructure has been built). Currently there is an oil terminal for reloading of crude oil with two loading racks and a bulk cargo terminal for reloading of rocks, sand, gravel and other bulk cargo. Also, a contract with the concessionaire for construction of a thermal power plant/heating plant and bio-ethanol plant has been signed. General cargo transshipment terminals have also been built:
• vertical quay 3, 120 m long with a manipulative plateau with a total area of 3.910 m²,
• vertical quay 4, 107 m long, and vertical quay 5, 122 m long, with a manipulative plateau of 1.700 m²
• container terminal with an area of 1.400 m²
• industrial road within the port area in the length of 1.454 m
• industrial track at the container terminal in the length of 506 m
• port weigh house
One of the planned projects is the construction of repair and maintenance shipyard on the area of 30.000 m², which will also offer the possibility for ship owners on the Sava River to build new ships based on highly developed know-how of the metal industry, which has traditionally been the prevailing economic sector in the city of Slavonski Brod. Since 1921, the company Đuro Đaković d.d. from Slavonski Brod has been one of the main engines of development of mechanical engineering and metal industry in Croatia.
Beside the planned construction of a shipyard the long-term demand for port services will be secured by planned construction of road network along the coast and container terminal with a capacity of up to 200,000 tons, Ro-La terminal for reloading trucks on low-floor wagons with a capacity for receiving / dispatching 20 low-floor wagons as well as terminal for liquid cargo and terminal for hazardous goods. The construction of the planned capacities will enable the reloading and manipulation of up to 1.500.000 tons of cargo per year.
Project realization model
The Port Authority of Slavonski Brod aim to grant a concession to investor selected through the public tender (for a period of 5 to 25 years, and with the approval of the Government of the Republic of Croatia for up to 50 years). The estimated value of the investment is around 10 million EUR and implementation of the project will require preparation of Environmental Impact Study.