Ploce (HRPLE)

Port Code HRPLE City Ploce
Port Name Ploce Country/Region Croatia
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type Feeder Port

Introduction of Ploce (HRPLE)



Port of Ploce (HR) is a port in the Republic of Croatia. It is located in the southeast of the country and adopts the Eastern 1st zone standard time. The maximum draft is 10.36 meters. The load density of water is 1025. The tide changes by 0.3 meters. The direction of the wind changes. The port is managed by the Ploce Port Authority. Mandatory pilotage. VHF Channel 16 is used for radio communication. Working hours 6:00-21:00 (Monday to Saturday). Service facilities and repatriation, etc., no sewage and dry dock. The Hong Kong’s inbound channel is nearly 2.57 kilometers long. Among them, the oceangoing vessels with a navigable draught between 9.14 and 10.36 meters in 1671 meters. The terminal can dock 10 ocean-going vessels at the same time. Fresh water is available on the pier, and fuel can be obtained through negotiation. There are 16 10-ton cranes and one 100-ton floating crane on the pier, which are equipped with water towers, open-air timber and mineral storage yards, new bauxite silos and new livestock sheds. The port only provides minor repairs.

Ploce Port (Croatia: Luka Ploce Luka Ploce) is a sea port in Ploce, Croatia, on the Adriatic coast of the Neretva River near the port of Ploce. After the completion of the railway, the industrial facility site officially opened in 1945 as a supply line connecting Sarajevo and the Mostar region, Bosnia and Herzegovina, which was part of Yugoslavia at that time. As of 2010, the Port of Ploce ranked the second largest cargo port in Croatia-Rijeka Port-with a cargo throughput of 4.5 million tons, mainly composed of general cargo and bulk cargo, including 24,200 TEUs (Twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU)). In 2008, Port Paloch recorded 2,555 ships. It is managed by the Ploce Authority.

Pollock Port has grown and developed steadily since 1945, but due to the Croatian War of Independence and the Bosnian War, there was a sharp decline between 1991 and 1996. At the end of the 1920s, the main franchise company of the Port of Ploce, Luka Ploce, began an ambitious investment plan aimed at substantially increasing the port’s business volume. Funds have been secured, in 2007, and Luka Ploce DD plan investment, 2014 in the port infrastructure investment of € 91 million and surrounding port equipment € 180 million.

Convenient transportation

The port of Ploce is located on the Adriatic coast in the Neretva River region. Its facilities include structures such as Ploce and jetty Metkovic, of which approximately 20 kilometers (12 miles) inland are located east of Neretva to Ploce. The Port of Ploce is located at the southern end of the V and C branch of the Pan-European Transport Corridor. It represents an extension of the railway and road routes to and from the Ploce region. These routes include modern roads such as the Croatian A1 highway, which is entered via D425 and D513, forming part of the European route E65 and connecting Zagreb, Budapest and Vienna; Bosnia and Herzegovina A1 and the planned Croatia A10 The highway is part of the European route E73. All port terminals are connected by a monorail linking Mostar, Sarajevo, Osijek and further north to Budapest.

The port includes several piers:

  • Universal Cargo Terminal-handles food, cattle grain, cotton, tobacco and industrial products; it has processing, packaging and storage facilities, six berths and a draft of 9.2 meters (30 feet).
  • Bulk Cargo Terminal-handles coal, iron ore, pig iron, scrap iron, phosphate and cinder; it has storage facilities, three berths and a draft of 13 meters (43 feet), capable of transshipping 15,000 tons (33,000,000 pounds) per day goods.
  • Liquid Cargo Station-handles fuel oil and other liquid cargo; it has a total storage space of 92,000 cubic meters (3.2 million cubic feet), a single berth and a draft of 12 meters (39 feet). Its cargo storage and handling facilities are operated by Luka Ploce Trgovina doo and Naftni Terminali Federacije doo (NTF). NTF is owned by the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Grain Cargo Terminal-handles the transshipment, packaging and storage of grains and oilseeds, with a capacity of 400 tons per hour; it has a single berth, a storage capacity of 45,000 tons (99,000,000 pounds) and a draft of 9.8 meters (32 feet).
  • Wooden dock-handles, shops and wood processing; it has a single berth and a draft of 9.2 meters (30 feet).
  • Alumina and petroleum coke terminal-handles alumina and petroleum coke; it has a draft of 9.2 meters (30 feet); the storage capacity of alumina is 20,000 tons and the transfer capacity is 600 tons/hour; for petroleum coke, it has 10,000 Tons (22,000,000 pounds) storage capacity and 260 tons/day processing capacity.
  • Container terminal-handles multimodal containers; it has a rolling/roll-down ramp and can accommodate Panamax vessels. Its annual production capacity is 60,000 TEUs
  • Bulk cement terminal-processing capacity of 200 tons (440,000 pounds) per hour and storage capacity of 4,000 tons (8,800,000 pounds); it is part of the Metkovi? business unit, located in Metkovi? on the Neftiva River, 5 meters deep from the hotel (16 feet).
  • Universal Cargo Terminal (Metkovic)-Adjacent to the bulk cement terminal, becoming part of the Metkovi® business unit.
  • Slag Terminal-The 10,000 tons (22,000,000 lb) storage capacity adjacent to the bulk cement terminal forms part of Metkovic's business unit.
  • Passenger transport-2 point mooring: the main mooring is used for international transportation and can hold up to 120 meters (390 feet) of LOA (total length) of containers, with a draft of 8 meters (26 feet); the secondary mooring is used for local and international For transportation, it can accommodate LOA up to 65 meters (213 feet) and a draft of 5 meters (16 feet).

Business operations

The port of Ploce is the second largest cargo seaport in Croatia, mainly serving Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as some local and regional users. The port is managed by the Port of Procci Airport , with Lucapai Lodge being the main concession. The subcontractors operating the cargo terminal are Naftni Terminali Federacije doo and Luka Ploce Trgovina doo, while passenger and vehicle transportation are handled by Jadrolinija. The Jadrolinija ferry sails between Ploce and Trpani on the Peljesac Peninsula and the D415 state road. In 2009, the ferry line carried an average of 143 vehicles per day. In summer, the average increase to 383 vehicles.

In 2008, Port Peloč recorded 2,555 arrivals, 106 in Metkovic and the rest in Ploce. During the same period, a total of 145,945 passengers arrived and departed from the passenger terminal.As of September 2011, the head of the Port Authority is Tomislav Batur.

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Summary of HRPLE

The Port of Ploče (Port Code:HRPLE) is a seaport in Ploče, Croatia, near the mouth of the Neretva river on the Adriatic Sea coast. As of 2010, it ranked as the second largest cargo port in Croatia—after the Port of Rijeka—with a cargo throughput of 4.5 million tonnes, consisting mostly of general cargo and bulk cargo, including 20,420 TEU Containers. It was formally opened in 1945 after a railway was built as a supply route to connect the site with industrial facilities in the Sarajevo and Mostar areas of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which was then part of Yugoslavia. In 2008, the Port of Ploče recorded 2,555 ship arrivals. It is managed by the Port of Ploče Authority.
The Port of Ploče is located on the Adriatic Sea coast in the area of the Neretva river. Its facilities include terminals and other structures in Ploče and in Metković, which lies on the Neretva approximately 20 kilometres (12 miles) inland to the east of Ploče. The Port of Ploče is at the southern terminus of Pan-European transport corridor V, branch C, representing a maritime extension of the rail and road routes leading to and from the Ploče area.