Port of Ploče has been registered as a joint stock company for services in maritime traffic, port services, warehousing of goods and freight forwarding. Its activities are:
- Berthing and unloading of ships, yachts, ferries and all other vessels.
- Loading, unloading and transshipment of goods.
- Storage and transport of goods and other materials
- Passenger transfer (ferry)
- Other economic activities
The total annual transshipment capacity of the port is estimated at 4.8 million tons of bulk and general cargo. The capacity of container traffic is estimated at 60,000 TEU per year.
Seven of the eight operational piers in the port have a draft of 14 m (the new terminal has a draft of 18 m) allowing the port to accept vessels the size of Panamax ships, while the railway tracks stretching along the operating piers directly connect the harbor to the hinterland. All piers have handy storage facilities. There are two silos in the port: one for grain and the other for alumina.
The port has had a 70 year old tradition of steady and uninterrupted / succesful business, even during the war from 1991 to 1995, when the port worked at five to ten percent of its capacity.