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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.

Former Albanian President criticises €2 billion Durrës port project

Durrës, Albania (PortSEurope) August 7, 2022 – The Chairman of the Freedom Party and former President of Albania, Ilir Meta, told Albanians: “Do not...

SEE ports as key point for drug smuggling and illicit trade

Geneva, Switzerland (PortSEurope) August 7, 2022 – Dozens of seaports in Southeastern Europe (SEE) as well as Danube river ports are key entry and exit...

Port of Durres exported cargo of 138,259 tons in May 2022

Durrës, Albania (PortSEurope) June 28, 2022 – The Port of Durres exported cargo of 138,259 tons in May 2022, up +41% on the same month of 2021. In the...

Albania and Kosovo sign intergovernmental cooperation agreements including transport

Durrës, Albania (Ports Europe) June 22, 2022 – The Albania and Kosovo governments have signed 19 cooperation agreements in the areas of education,...

Albanian ports see reduced cargo traffic in April 2022

Durrës, Albania (Ports Europe) June 2, 2022 – In April 2022, ports in Albania handled 425,800 tonnes of cargo, down -5.7% on the same month of the...

New Durres Port design unveiled as one of pillars for Albania 2030 vision

The design of the new port in Durres was presented during a meeting of the Prime Minister Edi Rama at his office with a team of Dutch architects who created...

Serbia considers Albania’s port of Durres for oil imports after EU sanctions against Gazprom Neft

Durrës, Albania (PortSEurope) March 28, 2022 – Landlocked Serbia is looking for ways to use the Albanian port of Durres for oil imports from the Middle...

Albanian ports handled 4.83 million tonnes of cargo in 2021, up 13.2%

Tirana, Albania (Ports Europe) February 21, 2022 – Last year, Albanian seaports handled cargo of 4.83 million tonnes (mt), compared to 4.27 mt in 2020...

Dnevnik: Why (pan-European) Corridor 8 has not connected the Balkans for three decades

Sofia, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) February 14, 2022 – A key priority for Bulgaria is the construction of the missing stretches of Corridor 8 (one of the 10...

Albania’s Port of Durrës sees total cargo increase in 2021

Durrës, Albania (Ports Europe) February 11, 2022 – Durres Port Authority has reported that the port handled 4.43 million tons of cargo in 2021, compared...

Emmar Group and Albanian government keep promising start of realisation of the tourist port of Durres

Durrës, Albania (Ports Europe) January 7, 2022 – The first phase of the construction of the new tourist port in Durrës – cleaning the sea and the old...

Kosovo to have own customs facilities in Albania’s Durrës port

Durrës, Albania (PortSEurope) November 28, 2021 – Following a meeting between the Kosovo and Albanian governments, an agreement was announced for Kosovo...

Three of Europe’s poorest countries struggle to open pan-European corridor VIII connecting Adriatic and Black Seas

Sofia, Bulgaria (PortSEurope) October 19, 2021 – After years of neglect and inactivity, the transport ministers of Bulgaria, North Macedonia and Albania...

Albania: Transport by sector – January-August 2021

Durrës, Albania (PortSEurope) October 5, 2021 – The local Institute of Statistics (Instat) has reported on the country’s transport figures for...

Five international companies part of tender for the new port project in Porto Romano

Durrës, Albania (Ports Europe) September 26, 2021 – Five companies have bidded for the contract to construct a new port in the area of ​​Porto...

Durres Container Terminal goes live with Navis N4Saas

Durrës, Albania (Ports Europe) September 16, 2021 – Durres Container Terminal (DCT) is the first container terminal in the world to go live with the...

U.S. Coast Guard delegation visits Albanian ports

Durrës, Albania (Ports Europe) September 10, 2021 – A team of U.S. Coast Guard experts has visited Albania to assess the implementation of security...

Albanian ports see cargo traffic up nearly 10% in first half 2021

Durrës, Albania (Ports Europe) July 28, 2021 – The volume of freight loading/unloading in Albanian ports, in June 2021 was 412,000 tonnes, up 9.6%...

Croatian minister proposes Zadar-Durres ferry line

Durrës, Albania (Ports Europe) July 19, 2021 – Croatian Minister Oleg Butkovic has paid an official visit to Albania, where he met with Belinda Belluku,...

Croatian minister visits Albania to discuss stronger transport connections

Earlier this week, Minister Oleg Butković paid an official visit to Albania, where he met with Belinda Belluku, Minister of Infrastructure...

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