Rijeka, Croatia (PortSEurope) October 6, 2020 – In an article in the local Novi List, Denis Vukorepa, Director of Rijeka Port Authority, said that the entry of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik (HHLA) into the Trieste port was not a threat to the Croatian port, also located on the Adriatic Sea and just 65km from the Italian port. Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) is to
take a majority stake of 50.01% in Trieste port’s multi-function terminal Piattaforma Logistica Trieste srl (PLT), it was announced last month. Vukorepa commented that Trieste port is a cargo, container and Ro-Ro harbour, whilst Rijeka’s Zagreb facility is a deep-water container terminal. Rijeka port also has a greater container capacity. The Port Authority of Rijeka is currently assessing applicants for a tender to for the development, operation and management of the Zagreb Deep Sea container terminal. Two consortia have bids under consideration: Ningbo Zhoushan Port Company Limited (China) with a 70% stake in consortium; Tianjin Port Overseas Holding Limited (China); 20%, China Road and Bridge Corporation; 10%APM Terminals BV (Netherlands), a 51% stake in the consortium with Enna Logic Ltd, (Croatia); 49% stake Chinese companies has been previously interested in Trieste, with HHLA eventually becoming the investor. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2020.
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