New Zadar port in Croatia

Egis provided project management consultancy services during the development phase of this project which started in 2009, and as far as the commissioning phase.

In 2019, the new Zadar port was voted “Best Cruise Port” in the Cruise Awards.

Date : 2009 - 2018
Contractor: Port of Zadar Authority
Funding: European Investment Bank (EIB) and KfW (Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau)
Construction duration: 9 years
Start of operation: 2015
Inauguration of the ferry terminal: March 2015

Project overview

Comprising 12 main quays, the new Zadar Port is built on the Gaženica waterfront located outside the town of the same name, and has a direct connection with a motorway.

To accommodate large cruise ships for stopovers, the project included the construction of an 18,000-sqm passenger terminal to welcome and control the footfall of ferry and cruise passengers and their luggage. The infrastructure, on which construction began in August 2016, also hosts sovereign services, cruise operators and the new harbourmasters’ office, together with a zone for controls on vehicles boarding the ferries.

Other facilities were also built for fisheries and vessel repair.

The quays are currently being extended to accommodate haulage and container freight traffic.

Our missions

Between 2009 and 2018, Egis provided consultancy services, assisting the “Project Implementation Unit” (PIU) set up on the Zadar Port Authority premises to manage and coordinate the entire project in design and delivery phases. Egis also drew up the passenger terminal concession project and conducted the feasibility study for the container terminal.

The consultancy services included the provision of training to PIU staff in passenger terminal operation and asset management.