Port of Rijeka Authority
After the declaration of the Republic of Croatia an independent state, the Government of the Republic of Croatia established the port authorities in six Croatian ports of particular economic importance: Rijeka, Zadar Šibenik, Split, Ploče and Dubrovnik. They were established for the governance, construction, use and development of port areas. The first port authority was therefore established in 1996 – the Port of Rijeka Authority, which was then entrusted with the governance of the Rijeka, Sušak, Bakar and Raša basins. The terminal for liquid cargo in Omišalj was subsequently included into the area of governance. This ensured the control of the activities of private operators/concessionaires in line with the models of world ports.
The Port of Rijeka Authority governs and manages the development of the Port of Rijeka area, which nowadays comprises basins Sušak, Bakar, Raša in Istria and Omišalj on the island of Krk. On the same area, the port services of transhipment and storage are provided by various concessionaires, the most important being: Luka Rijeka d.d. (terminal za general and bulk cargo, timber and livestock in Rijeka, Bakar and Raša), Janaf d.d. (terminal for liquid cargo in Omišalj), Jadranska vrata d.d./ICTSI (container terminal on Brajdica – Sušak), Exportdrvo d.d. and Sherif export – import d.o.o. (terminal for timber in Raša). This ensured the control of the activities of private operators/concessionaires in line with the models of world ports.