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Rijeka breaks ground on 1m teu a year terminal

[ September 14, 2023   //   ]

The Port of Rijeka has held a groundbreaking ceremony for its Rijeka Gateway container terminal with the help of pupils from the local Podmurvice Elementary School on 13 September. At €380 million, will be the largest investment in its history and create more than 300 new jobs in Croatia.

A joint venture between the AP Moller– Maersk’s APM Terminals arm and Croatian energy company ENNA Group.

The terminal is due to start operating in 2025 with more than €200m invested in the first phase and an additional €180m euros are planned for the second phase within the next 10 years. It will have a capacity of 650,000teu a year in the first phase, rising to over a million or more in the next phase.

It will be the first port on the Adriatic with remote-controlled, electrical container cranes, and with a quay depth of 20 meters, able to handle some of the world’s largest container vessels, said Rijeka Gateway chief executive, Koen Benders (pictured below).