General Information
Port of Ploce
Port of Ploce is located in the central part of the Adriatic, between Split and Dubrovnik, and is the main strategic Croatian port. The excellent traffic connections and a favorable geostrategic position at the junction of important industrial routes make it an inevitable junction of the Adriatic, Mediterranean, and Central Europe.

Ploce port can accept eleven ocean-going vessels. There are specialized terminals for general, bulk, container, and liquid cargoes, timber, and livestock. Port of Ploce railway has connections to Sarajevo, Budapest, Prague and Bucharest, and excellent road connections to the hinterland and all parts of the country.

Bulk cargo terminal

Ploce Port Quay N° 5

Quay length: 510 m
Draft: 14 m
Storage capacity: 200.000 t
Number of berths: 3
Mooring for ships up to 77.000 DWT
Reloading capacity: 15.000 t/day
Loaders: 14 pcs
Bulldozer: 2 pcs
Shore cranes capacity 10 t: 5 pcs
Mobile crane capacity 63 t: 1 pcs
Mobile crane capacity 140 t: 1 pcs | Loaders: 14 pcs | Bulldozer: 2 pcs

The new bulk cargo terminal

DWT (Panamax & Cape): from 60.000 to 170.000
Max draft: 18,00 m.
Max DWT: 180.000 

Use of three tugs compulsory.
Cargo: coal, bauxite, iron ore.
More details at
Ploce Port New Bulk Terminal.


Ploce port liquid cargo terminal

Ploce Port Liquid Terminal

Berth details:
Number of berths: 1
Max draft: 10,2 m
*Max LOA: 220 m
Max Beam: 28,5 m

*Max LOA due to works at the terminal is 150 m till further notice.
Mooring during daylight only. Unmooring no restriction (subject to wind from NS not exceeding 10 m/s or from EW not exceeding 14 m/s).
Two tugboats launch boat and oil spill booms compulsory.

One-time storage capacity
Oil fuel: 40.000 m3
NaOH (55%): 17.000 m3
White products (gasoline D2 orthoxylene): 20.000 m3
Petrochemical products: 15.000 m3

Technical capacities of oil fuel
Shipping: 500 t/h
Reception: 1000 t/h

Technical capacities of NaOH
Shipping: 200 t/h
Reception: 400 t/h

Technical capacities of white products
Shipping: 350 t/h
Reception: 350 t/h

Technical capacities of petrochemical products
Shipping: 250 t/h

Container (project cargo) terminal
Quay: 280 m
Max draft: 13,80 m
Area: 38.000 m2
Reachsteker 45 t: 2 pc
Heavy lift “Linde” 42 t: 1 pc
Tag master sisu: 2 pc
Trailer: 6 pcs



Ploce general cargo terminal
Quay length: 705 m
Draft: 9,2 m
Number of berths: 6
Closed warehouse capacity: 35.834 m2
Open warehouse capacity:  153.925 m2
Shore cranes: 8 pcs

Auto cranes of 15 – 60 t capacity: 9 pcs
Forklifts of: 2 – 28 t capacity 100 pcs
Electric forklifts of 1,2-2,5 t capacity: 16 pcs
Floating crane of 100 t capacity: 1 pcs
Length of railway tracks: 5.600m

Alumina & Petroleum coke terminal

Quay length: 180 m
Draft: 9,80 m
One-time storage capacity: 20.000 t
Technical reloading capacity: 600 t /h

One-time storage capacity: 10.000
Technical reloading capacity: 260 t /h
Area closed warehouse: 30.002 m

Grain cargo
Quay length: 180 m
Draft: 9,80 m
Number of berths: 1
One-time storage capacity: 45.000 t
Technical capacity transfer: 400 t /h
The capacity line for packing in bags: 1000 bag/h



Wood Terminal

Quay length: 110 m
Draft: 9,2 m
Number of berths: 1
Terminal area: 46 464 m2
Covered warehouse: 2.000 m2
Open warehouse: 153.925 m2
One-time storage capacity: 20.000 m2
Finishing works-saw mill: 100 m3 / day.

Freshwater supply

Freshwater in Ploce port is available alongside only.

Sludge disposal
Subject to actual quantity for disposal and approval from the port of Ploce authorities.

Bunker supply
Available alongside.

ISSA members available.

Two tugs (each 1200 HP) are compulsory at Ploce port tanker berth.

Distance from Dubrovnik to the port of Ploce is about 120 km and from Split to Ploce 135 km. However Split airport is more convenient one due to Bosnian and Herzegovinian border crossing.

The railway is positioned inside the Ploce port area.