TROUGH HISTORY

2009.
Opening of the passenger terminal, the largest of its kind along the Adriatic.
Signing of the Rijeka Gateway Project II – the Port of Rijeka Authority, the Governement of the Republic of Croatia and the World Bank have signed the agreement for the Rijeka Gateway II project, which will enable the continuity in the construction of the port’s infrastructure began with the realization of the Rijeka Gateway project I, and it will enable a more efficient operation of the port system and the opening of the town of Rijeka towards the sea. The overall value of the Rijeka Gateway II project is 88 million Euros.
2008.
Opening of the ex-coke plant plateau and the logistics-warehouses in Škrljevo.
Record turnover of 170 000 TEU on the Container terminal of Brajdica.
2004.
New equipment on the Bulk cargo terminal in Bakar
2003.
Signing of the Rijeka Gateway project.
New equipment on the container terminal.
2002.
The port of Omišalj within the competence of the Port of Rijeka Authority.
1999.
Lošinjska plovidba - Brodarstvo d.d., under the organization of the Port of Rijeka Authority launched the first Feeder service that marked the beginning of the process of revitalization of the container traffic in the Republic of Croatia. The first Feeder service set out form the Croatian ports of Rijeka and Ploče towards the ports in Italy, SiCG and Malta. The first vessel with which the Ro-Ro service was made was the ship ‘Lipa’.
The largest Croatian in-line shipping company ‘Croatia Line’ ceases to exist.
1996.
With the decision of the Government of the Republic of Croatia the Port of Rijeka Authority was established to manage, build and use the port of Rijeka, open for international public transport, which was nominated, due to its size and significance, a port of special international economic interest for the Republic of Croatia.
1991.
During the Homeland war the port of Rijeka stagnates and marks a significant fall in the turnover.
1980.
Record turnover with 20.247.000 tons of cargo, of which 13.063.000 tons of liquid cargo and 5.230.000 tons of bulk cargo. The structure of transshipped cargo had changed, and the once mainly general cargo traffic was replaced by liquid and bulk cargo.
1960. – 1980.
The port of Rijeka develops following the concept of specialized terminals in the bay of Kvarner
The significant enlargement of the port and the high quality capacity building have considerably influenced the traffic in the port:
  • The building of the oil refinery Urinj in 1965.
  • The building of the bulk cargo terminal in Bakar in 1968 and the expansion of the capacity in 1979.
  • Placing in operation of the coke plant in Bakar in 1978.
  • Placing in operation of the oil terminal in Omišalj in 1978.
  • Placing in operation of the container terminal in Brajdica in 1978.
  • Opening of the port of Raša - Bršica for the trans-shippment of timber in 1979.
  • Placing in operation of the oil pipeline in 1978.
  • Placing in operation of the storage complex of Škrljevo in 1981.
1967. - 1975.
Negative influence of the closure of the Suez Channel on the volume of business of the port of Rijeka.
1950.
The port’s capacity was rebuilt and the turnover reached 2.4 million tons.
1941. – 1945.
The port of Rijeka suffered substantial devastation and a large part of the port’s capacities were destroyed. The German army, upon withdrawal from the port, destroyed all the mooring areas, all the reloading equipment and more than 50% of warehouses.
1924.
With the Treaty of Rapallo, between the Kingdom of Italy and the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, in 1924, Italy was granted the annexation of Rijeka. Sušak was united to the Kingdom of the SCS, and thus the port was divided into two parts which hindered it in the attempt to win back the lost markets and cargoes.
The port of Sušak, as part of the Kingdom of the SCS, becomes one of its main ports. Although it was by capacity six times smaller than the Rijeka port area, it had almost the same traffic as the port of Rijeka under Italian rule.
1918.
The port of Rijeka became part of the newly formed state, the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes.
Through the port only 500,000 tons of cargo was transshipped.
1914.
The years of prosperity, for the port of Rijeka, come to an end with the beginning of the First World War, with the closing of the Strait of Otranto and the interruption of trade and sea traffic with overseas countries.
1913.
For the overall turnover, the port of Rijeka with 2.1 million tons, was ranked among the top ten European harbors.
1873.
Rijeka is connected by railway with Budapest.
1867.
Beginning of the building of a large port basin when the Austrian-Hungarian monarchy was created and Rijeka became the main harbor for Hungarian goods. With the Hungarian rule over Rijeka a swift development of the port takes place which will last until the First World War.
1855.
The beginning of the construction of a modern harbor with the transfer of Rječina’s river mouth into a new bed.
1719.
Carl VI awarded to Rijeka and Trieste the Free Ports’ Charter.
1717.
Beginning of the development of the modern ports of Rijeka and Trieste when the Austrian monarch Carl VI, in accordance with his mercantilist policies, proclaimed the free navigation of the Adriatic Sea.