Extension of the Adriatic Gate container terminal
The most important values created by the expansion of the Container Terminal The Adriatic Gate at Brajdica relate to the increase of sea depth along the pier to 14 meters, the possibility of servicing container ships up to 370 meters and the maximum capacity of the 600,000 TEU. The second stage of construction of the Container Terminal The Adriatic Gate has enabled the mooring of significantly larger ships, while simultaneously increasing the efficiency of container transhipment. In order to increase the capacity of the Adriatic Gate Gateway terminal, according to the planned increase in traffic, the 2nd stage of the terminal was built, including the extension of the pier for another mooring, an adequate increase of the storage areas and the construction of a new entry-exit point. The terminal extension goal was also to enable the reception of significantly larger ships and the doubling of the transhipment capacity. With the same goal, the concessionaire Adriatic Gate j.s.c.. installed new coastal and storage equipment and installed cranes for the carriage of wagons. Works on the construction of a new pier were completed in May 2013.
In 2013, container transport equipment worth EUR 23 million was delivered to the container terminal Adriatic Gate. The new equipment includes two Panamax high-capacity cranes, six container bridges and two container freight trains, making the Adriatic Gate container terminal fully equipped to meet the world’s standards. The new equipment has allowed a significant increase in the speed of goods disembarkation, after Croatia’s entry into the European Union and the time of transport to the final destination within the Union, as all border and customs controls will be carried out at the terminal. The Port of Rijeka Autority invested in the extension of the terminal for as much as 320 meters and the increase of the available storage space for containers thus increasing the capacity of the terminal at 600,000 containers per year
A Border Inspection Point (BIP) was built as part of the Container Terminal since Port of Rijeka is one of the seven border crossings that is to be used to control products entering the EU from third countries. Its obligation is to apply a border traffic regime in accordance with EU regulations for which a container terminal at the port of Rijeka must have a veterinary, sanitary and phytosanitary control station at its disposal.
The value of completed investments in construction – works on the expansion of the container terminal Adriatic Gate in the framework of the Rijeka Gateway Project (RGP I & II) reached EUR 30 million.