Luka Ploče d.d. expressed an interest in the purchase of a business stake owned by the Croatian company Luka Vukovar d.o.o.
Luka Ploče d.d. and the Chinese company CNBM International Engineering Co. Ltd. signed a contract in Zagreb as part of a strategy for the construction and equipping of the new bulk cargo terminal in the Port of Ploče. The project was contracted according to the model of public-private partnership, with Luka Ploče d.d. as a concessionaire in charge of procurement and installation of transshipment equipment, and the Port Authority of Ploče for the infrastructure worth over HNK 400 million. Luka Ploče d.d. chose a Chinese supplier for the construction and installation of the equipment.
Director of the State Agency for Hydrocarbons, Barbara Dorić, and the President of the Management Board of Luka Ploče d.d., Ivan Pavlovic, signed an agreement in Zagreb that the Port of Ploče would be the logistics center for exploration and exploitation of the expected oil and gas sources in the Adriatic.
In the Port of Ploče, the beginning of works on the construction of the liquefied petroleum gas terminal was officially marked. The new UNP terminal will cost EUR 25 million, while Croatia and the region would open access to UNP from other sources. The investor was Prvo Plinarsko Društvo (PPD) from Vukovar, and the first stone was laid by the President of the Republic of Croatia prof. dr. Ivo Josipović.
The Department for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development prepared a proposal of measures and activities aimed at raising awareness and responsibility towards the business and the community in which it is located.
There was a public auction held on the Zagreb Stock Exchange for 20 percent of the regular shares in Luka Ploče d.d. owned by the Republic of Croatia and the Croatian Pension Insurance Institute. A total of 84,547 shares were sold, of which 47,054 were owned by the Republic of Croatia and 37,493 owned by HZMO. Shares of Luka Ploce d.d. were sold in four packages, three of which were sized at 21,137 shares, and the fourth one was smaller by one share. The starting price for all four packages was around HRK 48.5 million and they were sold for over HRK 51 million.
Orlean Invest presented characteristics of a similar project they did in Africa. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Luka Ploče d.d. and Orlean Invest (using its 28 years long international experience and positive practice of the same projects around the world). The memorandum expressed the intention to provide the Port of Ploče with the establishment and organization of a logistics center.