The tender for the sales of the port of Bar, which expired on February 1, has been extended by the Montenegrin Government by March 31, 2010. it relates to 54.05% of the shares of the company “Container terminal and general cargo”, as well as the concession to 30 years, with obligation to invest. The remaining part of the port will stay the property of the state. It includes the terminal for fluid cargo, passengers terminal, free zone, Hotel “Sidro”, farm and the volleyball club “Luka Bar”. The company at hand keeps the 70.9 million euro worth equipment for loading and unloading the merchandise. The new buyer also takes over the employees that are currently working there.

The Serbian Government has made a decision in late 2009 to establish a company to buy the port of Bar. In that goal, it earmarked 500 million dinars in order to take part in the tender, as a minor partner of a consortium with Serbian companies. Therefore, the Government has founded the railway transport company “BB Cargo”, which will engage the tender to buy part of the Montenegrin port.

The port of Bar is divided in two parts: first is the “Port of Bar”, dealing with passenger transport and loading of fluid cargo; the second is the “Container terminal and general cargo”, in charge of container transport and packed merchandise. At the moment, main path for the merchandise coming to and from the Serbian market are going through the ports in Konstanz, Rijeka and Thessalonica, while barely 7% is distributed via bar.

Besides the Serbian side, also buying the tender documentation were enterprises from Beirut and Dubai, while after the extension of the deadline, another firm from the United Arab Emirates has entered the procedure. The written statements of being interested have also arrived from one British and another mixed Italian-French company. The situation is similar in the tender to sell the “Montecargo” company, where in the first round the documentation was bought by the enterprises from Romania and Serbia, while also expected are companies from Austria, Italy and France.

In the long term, the acquisition of the port of Bar could be an attractive investment. Despite all objective criticism in the public, the fact is that this port might become profitable company in a relatively shirt time. After the completion of the works on the Corridor 10, Serbia will thus have a new developmental priority. At issue is the modernization of the railroad Belgrade-Bar and the construction of a highway to connect it with Montenegro, both of which are part of government’s Strategy of Traffic Development.

One of the biggest infrastructure projects in the history of Serbia and Montenegro has finally got the chance for modernization. It is estimated that the sanitation of the Belgrade-Bar railroad will cost between 300 and 350 million euro. High representatives from the governments of Serbia, Montenegro and Italy have signed a memorandum on June 16, 2009, which envisages the joint work on the study of technical and economic feasibility of this reconstruction. According to the Serbian and Montenegrin officials, the sanitation should contribute to better competitiveness of both economies and their largest companies. The biggest users of the services on this railroad are US Steel Serbia, Iron Factory and Bauxite Mine Niksic, MSK Kikinda, copper and aluminum plant in Sevojno.

Single track railway from Belgrade to Bar was built from 1952 to 1976, in the length of 454.8 kilometers. The projected speed is 80-120 km/h, and the railroad is fully electrified. It goes over 206 concrete and 28 steel bridges, as well as through 254 tunnels in the total length of 114.5 km.

The reconstruction of the railway section of 120 kilometers should unfold in several phases. The bearer of the project is the Italian company “Italfer”, which will invest one million euro in the making of the stuffy. The remaining 400 thousand will be invested by the Montenegrin and Serbian sides. The railroad Belgrade-Bar and the port of Bar itself are very important for this part of Europe, hence the readiness of Serbian companies to engage the tender, as it is in the essential interests of the Serbian economy.

The next phase entails the making of projects and urgent works on the sanitation of critical spots. In the last stage, the tender for reconstruction works should be realized, as well as the reconstruction itself. The goal of the modernization is not to enable great speeds, but actually to allow for the speeds envisaged in 1976, when the railroad was opened for traffic.

The multi-modal corridor that would connect corridors 10, 7 and 8 through railway, road and sea is one of the most important projects, for which Serbia has the support of Italy. It means the construction of a highway from Belgrade to the south Adriatic, as well as one from Pancevo, via Vrsac, to Timisoara. Italy will be promoting this corridor that should connect the line Bari-Bar-Podgorica-Cacak-Belgrade-Vrsac-Timisoara.

It should be the only attractive railway line in Serbia, as it carries 10% of the load that the Serbian Railway Company transports. When the railroad was built it was believed to be more, but currently the primacy is held by those lines that go along the Corridor 10. The railway from Belgrade to Bar is the top priority of the Montenegrin traffic development, which will additionally gain in importance once the reconstruction of lines Podgorica-Niksic and Podgorica-Skadar is completed, along with the construction of terminals for combined transport on the train stations in Bar and Bijelo Polje. That would effectively connect the biggest Montenegrin industrial centers.

Based on the European agreement on significant international traffic directions, the railroad Belgrade-Bar has been included in the network of “E” railways, with the number E-79. It connects important sea ports with main European railroads, i.e. represents the shortest line between the southern part of the Adriatic and Mediterranean seas with the Corridor 10 and ports on the Danube and the Pan European corridor 7.

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SERBIA WISHES PORT OF BAR

The tender for the sales of the port of Bar, which expired on February 1, has been extended by the Montenegrin Government by March 31, 2010. it relates to 54.05% of the shares of the company “Container terminal and general cargo”, as well as the concession to 30 years, with obligation to invest. The remaining part of the port will stay the property of the state. It includes the terminal for fluid cargo, passengers terminal, free zone, Hotel “Sidro”, farm and the volleyball club “Luka Bar”. The company at hand keeps the 70.9 million euro worth equipment for loading and unloading the merchandise. The new buyer also takes over the employees that are currently working there.

The Serbian Government has made a decision in late 2009 to establish a company to buy the port of Bar. In that goal, it earmarked 500 million dinars in order to take part in the tender, as a minor partner of a consortium with Serbian companies. Therefore, the Government has founded the railway transport company “BB Cargo”, which will engage the tender to buy part of the Montenegrin port.

The port of Bar is divided in two parts: first is the “Port of Bar”, dealing with passenger transport and loading of fluid cargo; the second is the “Container terminal and general cargo”, in charge of container transport and packed merchandise. At the moment, main path for the merchandise coming to and from the Serbian market are going through the ports in Konstanz, Rijeka and Thessalonica, while barely 7% is distributed via bar.

Besides the Serbian side, also buying the tender documentation were enterprises from Beirut and Dubai, while after the extension of the deadline, another firm from the United Arab Emirates has entered the procedure. The written statements of being interested have also arrived from one British and another mixed Italian-French company. The situation is similar in the tender to sell the “Montecargo” company, where in the first round the documentation was bought by the enterprises from Romania and Serbia, while also expected are companies from Austria, Italy and France.

In the long term, the acquisition of the port of Bar could be an attractive investment. Despite all objective criticism in the public, the fact is that this port might become profitable company in a relatively shirt time. After the completion of the works on the Corridor 10, Serbia will thus have a new developmental priority. At issue is the modernization of the railroad Belgrade-Bar and the construction of a highway to connect it with Montenegro, both of which are part of government’s Strategy of Traffic Development.

One of the biggest infrastructure projects in the history of Serbia and Montenegro has finally got the chance for modernization. It is estimated that the sanitation of the Belgrade-Bar railroad will cost between 300 and 350 million euro. High representatives from the governments of Serbia, Montenegro and Italy have signed a memorandum on June 16, 2009, which envisages the joint work on the study of technical and economic feasibility of this reconstruction. According to the Serbian and Montenegrin officials, the sanitation should contribute to better competitiveness of both economies and their largest companies. The biggest users of the services on this railroad are US Steel Serbia, Iron Factory and Bauxite Mine Niksic, MSK Kikinda, copper and aluminum plant in Sevojno.

Single track railway from Belgrade to Bar was built from 1952 to 1976, in the length of 454.8 kilometers. The projected speed is 80-120 km/h, and the railroad is fully electrified. It goes over 206 concrete and 28 steel bridges, as well as through 254 tunnels in the total length of 114.5 km.

The reconstruction of the railway section of 120 kilometers should unfold in several phases. The bearer of the project is the Italian company “Italfer”, which will invest one million euro in the making of the stuffy. The remaining 400 thousand will be invested by the Montenegrin and Serbian sides. The railroad Belgrade-Bar and the port of Bar itself are very important for this part of Europe, hence the readiness of Serbian companies to engage the tender, as it is in the essential interests of the Serbian economy.

The next phase entails the making of projects and urgent works on the sanitation of critical spots. In the last stage, the tender for reconstruction works should be realized, as well as the reconstruction itself. The goal of the modernization is not to enable great speeds, but actually to allow for the speeds envisaged in 1976, when the railroad was opened for traffic.

The multi-modal corridor that would connect corridors 10, 7 and 8 through railway, road and sea is one of the most important projects, for which Serbia has the support of Italy. It means the construction of a highway from Belgrade to the south Adriatic, as well as one from Pancevo, via Vrsac, to Timisoara. Italy will be promoting this corridor that should connect the line Bari-Bar-Podgorica-Cacak-Belgrade-Vrsac-Timisoara.

It should be the only attractive railway line in Serbia, as it carries 10% of the load that the Serbian Railway Company transports. When the railroad was built it was believed to be more, but currently the primacy is held by those lines that go along the Corridor 10. The railway from Belgrade to Bar is the top priority of the Montenegrin traffic development, which will additionally gain in importance once the reconstruction of lines Podgorica-Niksic and Podgorica-Skadar is completed, along with the construction of terminals for combined transport on the train stations in Bar and Bijelo Polje. That would effectively connect the biggest Montenegrin industrial centers.

Based on the European agreement on significant international traffic directions, the railroad Belgrade-Bar has been included in the network of “E” railways, with the number E-79. It connects important sea ports with main European railroads, i.e. represents the shortest line between the southern part of the Adriatic and Mediterranean seas with the Corridor 10 and ports on the Danube and the Pan European corridor 7.

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