Durres Port plays a key role in the development of Albania
The biggest port within Albania, Durres Port performs a key role within the development of the Albania plus the region. Approximately 90 percent from the Albanian's maritime transportation passes with 80-hectare port each year, in addition to it is developing at the yearly average associated with 5-6 percent.
In the last several decades, Durres Port has acquired in stability plus undergone numerous important legal together with structural transformations. Getting shifted from the government to the private entity, it's been capable to bolster equally its infrastructure along with superstructure. In addition to, having implemented European plans plus procedures, it's eliminated security issues, which is now on the very successful path.
Once InFocus Reports talked to Eduard Ndreu, the general director of the Durres Port Specialist, he was naturally upbeat, particularly along with Albania's program to enroll in the European Union.
This port specialist is looking ahead to the positive improvements that will happen in Albania because of its EU application. Meanwhile, we're implementing a number of improvements that will enhance our operations: because of our private providers, the port is equally more flexible plus more efficient.
This creates us attractive as well as competitive, plus sets US separately from some others nearby. Through the end of upcoming year, so we hope to become done completely with the privatization at all terminals. I stay convinced that this process will have an optimistic impact on the operations. "
All processes are being processed by a tendering procedure and the port specialist is targeting open up international tenders, Ndreu described.
The container terminal is going to be maintained with a Turkish company as well as all other terminals are going to be within the privatization procedure by the finish of the year. Within adherence with this concessions law, each one of these dealings will go with the Ministry of the Transportation.
This port authority will concentrate on infrastructure as well as guaranteeing security plus regulation, whilst delegating administration of port-activity connected operations to private businesses. "
Plans are afoot in order to get deeper the entrance approach within the coming season. The port is going to be dredged through 11. 5 meters plus the quays restructured included in the 15 million Euros project. Once that is completed, the port can handle ships of among 30 plus 40, 000 tons.
The majority of Albanian minerals proceed directly to China by this port.
All of our dredging as well as infrastructure projects tend to be therefore targeted to lessen the cost of moving products, "the port chief mentioned. "Six years ago, boats transporting coal along with other such mineral deposits stayed within the port approximately 10 days. Right now they're out inside twenty four hours. Security is confirmed to high levels, efficiency is very higher and our charges are competitive.
The Albania is definitely an open region for foreign investment plus the port power will be very pleased for the Chinese company for taking part within the operations here. "