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Albania

Albania is a country in Southern Europe, in the Balkan Peninsula, West of Macedonia and Northwest of Greece; it is an official candidate for accession to the European Union (EU); its primary seaport is Durrës, which is managed by Autoriteti Portual Durrës.

7.3 kg of cocaine seized in Albania’s port of Durres

Durres, Albania (Ports Europe) May 25, 2024 – 7.3 kg of cocaine was seized in Albania’s Adriatic Sea port of Durres on the evening of May 24. The drug...

Albania’s Port of Durres sees slight rise in Q1 2024 cargo traffic

Durrës, Albania (Ports Europe) April 30, 2024 – In the first quarter of 2024, the Port of Durres handled 1.6 million tons of cargo, up +3.4 % on the...

“Adriacustoms” initiative presented in Rome

Rome, Italy (Ports Europe) April 23, 2024 — Italy’s Customs and Monopolies Agency (ADM) has hosted the presentation of the Adriacustoms project. This...

EMS Shipping & Trading claim against Albania proceeds

Durrës, Albania (Ports Europe) April 19, 2024 – An ICSID tribunal has refused to separately hear Albania’s preliminary objections to a claim brought...

Desla to build solar plant near Port of Durres, Albania

Durrës, Albania (Ports Europe) April 12, 2024 – The local Desla will build and operate a 3 MW solar plant near the port city of Durrës. A government...

Government gives more details for Port of Durrës project, Albania

Durrës, Albania (Ports Europe)- March 22, 2024 — The Minister of Infrastructure and Energy, Belinda Balluku, has provided more details about the proposed...

Port of Durres railway contract awarded to Italy’s I.N.C. Spa

Durrës, Albania (Ports Europe) March 19, 2024 – The Ministry of Infrastructure has signed a contract with Italy’s I.N.C. Spa to upgrade the...

Claims for €140 million against government related to Durres port

Durres, Albania (Ports Europe) March 1, 2024 – Under the headline Port of Durrës: The government is headed for a 140 million euro penalty from...

Tender for new Albanian port in Porto Romano

Durres, Albania (Ports Europe) February 23, 2024 – In March, Albania will announce an international tender for the construction of a new commercial port to...

Albania’s Shengjin port to receive Italian asylum seekers

Durrës, Albania (Ports Europe) February 8, 2024 – The Northern port of Shengjin is set to receive Italian asylum seekers under an agreement between the...

Albania and Egypt plan joint subsea cable

Budapest, Hungary (Ports Europe) February 5, 2024 – Hungary’s 4iG Plc and Telecom Egypt have reached an agreement on the terms of cooperation...

Two power barges ready to produce electricity in Albania’s Vlora

Vlora, Albania (Ports Europe) February 5, 2024 – Albanian Electricity Corporation (KESH) seems to be moving towards commissioning the two oil-burning...

Albania’s seaports handled 6.75 mt of cargo, up +75%

Durres, Albania (Ports Europe) January 30, 2024 – Albania’s Adriatic Sea ports handled a record 6.75 million tonnes of cargo in 2023, a huge +75%...

More controversy about Durres-Porto Romano ports’ swap

Durres, Albania (Ports Europe) January 22, 2024 – The former candidate of the opposition (PD party) for mayor of Durres and former MP, Igli Cara, accused...

Building a new Adriatic port for Albania and landlocked Balkans

Durres, Albania (PortSEurope) January 21, 2024 – Following the plan of Dutch engineering consultancy Royal HaskoningDHV, Albania’s small Adriatic Sea...

Albania expropriates land for Durres-Tirana railway

Durrës, Albania (Ports Europe) January 19, 2024 – The Albanian government has announced a decision to expropriate land worth 104 million leks (1 million...

NATO minehunters protect TAP pipeline in Adriatic Sea

Athens, Greece (Ports Europe) January 12, 2024 – Under the headline Two NATO minesweepers in the Adriatic to protect TAP Greek Naftemporiki newspaper...

Albanian’s port of Durres handles 154.000 TEUs in Jan-Oct’23

Durres, Albania (Ports Europe) January 6, 2024 – Albania’s Adriatic Seaport Durres (Durrës) container terminal handled 35% more boxes in the first 10...

Albanian Railways issues tender for Durres-Kosovo railway

Durrës, Albania (Ports Europe) November 17, 2023 – Albanian Railways has issued a tender for a Durres-Kosovo railway consulting contract. The contract...

Ports in Albania see Q3 2023 cargo traffic up +11.2%

Durrës, Albania (PortSEurope) October 30, 2023 – The Adriatic Ports of Albania reported cargo traffic of 1.71 million tons (mt) in Q2 2023, up +11.2% on...

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