Analysis of the Impact of Transport Corridor Vc on the Port of Ploče

  • Serđo Kos University of Rijeka, Faculty of Maritime Studies
  • Mario Bakota University of Split, Faculty of Maritime Studies
  • David Brčić University of Rijeka, Faculty of Maritime Studies
Keywords: Port of Ploče, cargo flows, Corridor Vc construction, BiH territorial cohesion

Abstract

The importance of the Port of Ploče lies in serving the majority of the Bosnian market. However, the Pan-European Corridor Vc provides access to a much wider market in Central and South-Eastern Europe. The purpose of this paper is to express views on the future development of the Corridor and its consequential impact on the Port. This was conducted by means of analysis, comparison, and synthesis of cargo flow data and the dynamics data of the Corridor Vc construction. It covers the relations between Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and the Republic of Croatia, and the assessment of importance of the Corridor in those countries. Statistical indicators show the importance of the Corridor completion for the successful execution of port development plans. The analysis of the Corridor status points to the current prevailing circumstances in BiH that make its realization ultimately uncertain, especially its railway component. The findings show that the most significant obstacles for a successful realization of Port of Ploče development plans are not only within the BiH internal geo-political relationships but in the disputes between BiH and the Republic of Croatia (RH) as well. Consequently, it has been shown that the Port of Ploče is not able to define and carry out the necessary measures toward BiH on its own but necessarily with the participation of the RH Government. The analysis offers observations and recommendations for improving relations with BiH, which would significantly advance the completion of the Corridor in BiH. In this way, it would allow for a full establishment of the Port of Ploče on target markets.

Author Biographies

Serđo Kos, University of Rijeka, Faculty of Maritime Studies

Full professor

Department of Navigation and nautical studies, 

Mario Bakota, University of Split, Faculty of Maritime Studies

Department of Navigation and nautical studies

Teaching assistant,

PhD student on Faculty of Maritime Studies in Rijeka

David Brčić, University of Rijeka, Faculty of Maritime Studies

 assistant professor

Department of Navigation and nautical studies

References

1 European commision. European commission Infrastructure - TEN-T - Connecting Europe Internet 2012; last accessed Nov 2016 Available from: http://ec.europa.eu/transport/themes/infrastructure/ten-t-guidelines/corridors/index_en.htm

2 Poletan JT.The integration of the Republic of Croatia into the Paneuropean Transport Corridor Network, Pomorstvo, 20, 2006; 52 – 57.

3 Dundović Č., Kesić B., Kolanović I. Značenje i uloga izgradnje prometnih koridora u razvitku luke Ploče, Pomorski zbornik 43, 2006; 114 – 118. Croatian

4 Rathman D.,Kružić B., Poletan JT., Analysis of the Competitiveness of Port of Ploče at the Container Transport Market and the possibilities for Improvement, Pomorstvo 29, 2015; 41 – 43.

5 Luka Šibenik 2017; last accessed Mar 2017. Available from http://lukasibenik.hr/

6 tris.com.hr 2014. Pojačan pretovar u luci šibenik ali i prašenje mineralnih gnojiva Internet cited 2016 Dec 21 Available from http://tris.com.hr/2014/06/pojacan-pretovar- u-luci-sibenik-ali-i-prasenje-mineralnih-gnojiva

7 Port of Šibenik Authority,  last accessed Feb 2017 Available from http://www.portauthority-sibenik.hr/hrv/luka_sibenik/index.asp

8 Port of Zadar,  last accessed Feb 2017 Available from http://www.luka-zadar.hr

9 Zelenika R.,Mrvičić A.,Pavlić SH. Analysis and assessment of efficiency degree in operation of cargo seaports in the republic of Croatia, Naše more 58(1-2)/2011,Rijeka 2011; 15,17

10 Port of Split Authority,  last accessed Feb 2017 Available from http://portsplit.com/

11 Hrvatska. Državni zavod za statistiku. Statistička izvješća transport i komunikacije 2014. Zagreb, 2015; Croatian

12 Hrvatska. Državni zavod za statistiku. Statistička izvješća transport i komunikacije 2011. Zagreb, 2012; Croatian

13 Hrvatska. Državni zavod za statistiku. Promet u morskim lukama od 2006. do 2010. Zagreb, 2011; Croatian

14 Hrvatska. Državni zavod za statistiku. Statistička izvješća transport i komunikacije 2012. Zagreb, 2013; Croatian

15 Hrvatska. Državni zavod za statistiku. Statistička izvješća transport i komunikacije 2013. Zagreb, 2014; Croatian

16 Hrvatska. Državni zavod za statistiku. Statistička izvješća transport i komunikacije 2015. Zagreb, 2016; Croatian

17 Poletan JT., Jolić N., Kavran Z. Comparative Analysys of Cargo Flows on Branches Vb and Vc of the Pan-European Corridor Vc, Promet – traffic & transport 21, 2009; 209, 212 – 213.

18 Poletan JT. Analiza relevantnih indikatora formiranja robnih tokova na paneuropskom koridoru Vc Pomorstvo, 22, 2008; 201 – 205. Croatian

19 Ploče Port Authority, cited 2016 Nov 16 Available from http://www.ppa.hr/index.php/2015-04-17-08-54-45/kontejnerski-terminal.html

20 poslovni.hr 2016. Za dvije godine uvozit ćemo UNP morskim putem Internet, cited 2016 Dec 19 Available from http://www.poslovni.hr/poduzetnik/za-dvije-godine-uvozit-cemo-unp-morskim-putem-309449

21 Luka Ploče d.d. Godišnje izvješće i konsolidirani i nekonsolidirani financijski izvještaji za Društvo luka Ploče za 2016. godinu, Croatian. Ploče: Luka Ploče d.d; 2017. cited 2017 Mar 18 Available from http://www.luka-ploce.hr/repository/files/0/f/0fd60820af0bf3ac5c43ccfffac0c83d.pdf

22 BiH. Nacrt Strategije rasta izvoza BiH od 2012. do 2015. godine, 2011; 113 – 114, Croatian. Izvozno vijeće BiH, 2011. cited 2016 Nov 23 Available from: http://komorabih.ba/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/bhepa-nacrt-strategija-rasta-izvoza-bih.pdf

23 vlakovi.hr Koridori u HrvatskojInternet,  last accessed Aug 2016  Available from http://www.vlakovi.hr/?page_id=2701

24 Hrvatska. Modernizacija-zeljeznica. Zagreb: Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure  last accessed Nov 2016  Available from: http://www.promet-eufondovi.hr/modernizacija-zeljeznica

25 večernji.ba 2016. do-2020-izgradit-cemo-dvije-trecine-autoceste-na-koridoru-5c Internet, cited 2017 Mar 16  Available from https://www.vecernji.ba/vijesti/do-2020-izgradit-cemo-dvije-trecine-autoceste-na-koridoru-5c-1063833

26 večernji.ba 2015. realno-je-da-koridor-vc-bude-izgraden-do-2022-godine Internet, cited 2017 Mar 16 Available from https://www.vecernji.ba/vijesti/realno-je-da-koridor-vc-bude-izgraden-do-2022-godine-1030396

27 European Commission. Support to Bosnia and Herzegovina in implementation of the commitments in Transport Sector under the Stabilisation and Association Agreement; 3-4, 21- 22  last accessed Dec 2016 Available from: http://ec.europa.eu/enlargement/pdf/bosnia_and_herzegovina/ipa/2012/7pf_transportbih2012.pdf

28 Čulo K.,Skenderović V. The Challenge of Removing Freight traffic Bottlenecks on the Corridor Vc. Presentation The world bank, University of Osijek, 2005.

29 South East Europe Transport Observatory (SEETO) 2013. Summary of Infrastructure Limitations, 2013;  last accessed Nov 2016  Available from: http://www.seetoint.org/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2014/11/1_Corridor_Vc.pdf

30 Marić D. Corridor Vc as a Factor of Integration of Bosnia and Herzegovina into the European Union, Faculty of Sceince, University of Banja Luka, 2012; 94, 96 – 100. DOI: 10.2298/IJGI1201089M

31 vijesti.ba 2012. Bih-bi-izgradnjom-luke-neum-prestala-biti-ovisna-od-luke-ploce Internet, cited 2016 Sep 16 Available from http://vijesti.ba/clanak/98287/bih-bi-izgradnjom-luke-neum-prestala-biti-ovisna-od-luke-ploce

32 Kos S., Brčić D., Karmelić J. Strukturna analiza kontejnerizacije hrvatskih luka, Pomorstvo 24, 2010; 200, 203 – 204. Croatian

Published
2018-09-10
How to Cite
1.
Kos S, Bakota M, Brčić D. Analysis of the Impact of Transport Corridor Vc on the Port of Ploče. Promet - Traffic&Transportation. 2018;30(4):465-77. DOI: 10.7307/ptt.v30i4.2656
Section
Articles