Government of Serbia – November 14, 2019
Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia and Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure Zorana Mihajlovic spoke today with representatives of the Association of Petroleum Companies of Serbia about the transportation of petroleum products by river traffic and the legislation regulating this area.
Mihajlovic emphasized that the Law on Navigation and Inland Ports, adopted in 2010, as well as subsequent amendments to this law, adequately regulated the area of transportation and transhipment of petroleum products on rivers.
When enacting the regulations, she said, care was taken to allow the oil companies enough time to align their operations with the law, and it was up to them to comply with their legal obligations.
She stressed that the line ministry is not considering extending the deadline for oil companies to comply with this law.
In order to increase its storage capacities for transshipment of petroleum products, the Association of Serbian Oil Companies has proposed, among other things, the identification of a new port area on the territory of the City of Belgrade.
This is a measure already envisaged by the Ministry in its plans for the development of water transport, in addition to planned investments in increasing the capacity of ports on the Danube and Sava.
Source: Government of Serbia