development projects

Contact with terminal’s representative on:

T + 385 99 533 2875.
Call Sign:
(TRT – Tango Romeo Tango)

The plot on which the new bulk cargo terminal was built is part of the existing port area. It is located on the right bank of the Vlaška canal, and has an area of approx. 240.000 m². The location of this terminal, at the edge of the port, far from the city of Ploče, guarantees a completely negligible impact on the urban area in an ecological sense. It is important to emphasize that the highest environmental standards will be applied in handling bulk cargo in accordance with the World Bank guidelines. Apart from eliminating possible dust in the city of Ploče during unfavorable winds, this position will also enable a much greater capacity to accept bulk loads and improve the transverse technology. Likewise, the location allows for better access from the sea and the mainland.

Luka Ploče d.d. is the main operator in the transshipment of goods in the port area, while bulk cargo is the backbone of the port´s traffic. The Government of the Republic of Croatia provided support for the construction of the new terminal for bulk cargo and financed works on infrastructure, and Luka Ploče d.d. was granted a concession for the installation of technological equipment and devices and the use of terminals. A trial run of the terminal with installed equipment is underway.

The project will be finished by mid-2019.

Terminal Investments:
  • Equipment for loading and unloading;
  • transport system and conveyor belt;
  • stacking and return of equipment;
  • an embarkation station for wagons.
Terminal surface area:
240.000 m2
Pier length:
365 m
18 m
Ship berthing capacity:
up to 180.000 DWT
Annual capacity of transshipment:
4.600.000 t

(possible increase up to 6.200.000 tons)

Port name Port of Ploce
Port code HRPLE
Time zone Central European Time (UTC +1)
DLST (Daylight saving time (UTC+2)
Port Location Latitude: 43° 01,89’N
Longitude: 017°25,342’E
Port type Sea port
Port size Medium
Sea water depth (MLLW Spring) – Approach to the channel 18 m
Maximum draft of the sea vessel 17,50 – (17,80* at high Tide)
Pier Deck elevation above MLLW Sprinh – CD (Chart datum) 3,43 m
Maximum length off the sea vessel (LOA) 300 m
Cargo air draught 19,10 m(from pier dock level);
22,50 m (from CD (Chart datum – MLLW Spring
Maximum beam (breadth) 46 m
Distance from the pier deck level to the bottom of the crane hopper spillage plate 19,10 m
Characteristic and certificates for loading and unloading equipment Available on demand
Port can accommodate solid bulk cargo vessel HANDYSIZE, ALL TYPE OF PANAMAX and CAPE SIZE
Vessel’s BERTHING Port side alongside pier
Machinery available for unloading One grab shipunloader.
Discharging capacity 2000 t/h,
One mobile crane,
Discharging capacity 400 t/h.
Machinery for loading n/a.
Tide difference (Info: Ploce Traffic) 0,10 m – 0,60 m
Sea density 1010-1026 kg/m3
Pilotage Compulsory
Type of tugs available Available 3 tugs. Compulsory 3 In / 3 Out.
2 tugs BP2800 kW & 1 tug 1425 kW
Supplies / Communication Water – Yes, Waste – Yes, Telephone – Yes, Radio – Yes
Maximum allowable speed of approach to the terminal 3-4 knots
In accordance with the BLU Code (The Code of Practice for the Safe Loading and Unloading of Bulk Carriers), other relevant legislation and best practices for safe port operations we hereby publish the terminal information book.