Croatia Freight Transport Report 2016

Croatia Freight Transport Report 2016

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Published on Nov 10, 2015 - 61 pages

Following a year in which BMI believes saw mixed growth dynamics across Croatia's freight transport sector, 2015 will signal improving freight volumes in line with the macroeconomic outlook for the country and the region.

Total trade is projected to pick up with our Country Risk desk forecasting a year-on-year (y-o-y) increase of 1.36% in 2015 following an estimated growth of 1.12% in 2014.

Road freight is to continue to dominate the sector and is projected to grow by 4% in 2015. The sector did not manage to defy the downturn, with volumes plummeting in 2009-2012, and is struggling to recover.

Headline Industry Data

2015 Air freight tonnage is expected to grow by 1.1%
2015 Rail freight is forecast to grow by 1.6%
2015 Port of Rijeka throughput is forecast to grow by 1.2%
2015 Road freight is forecast to grow by 3.7%
2015 Inland waterway freight is forecast to grow by 0.2%
2015 Total real trade growth is forecast at 1.4%

Key Industry Trends

Green Light T o HZ Infrastruktura's HRK1.25bn Loan: At the beginning of December 2014, Croatia's government gave its consent and guarantees for the state-owned rail infrastructure operator HZ Infrastruktura to seek two loans worth HRK1.25bn to upgrade and build railway infrastructure and provide for the surplus workforce.

AGCT Handles Big Box Ships Following USD42.8mn Investment: The largest box ship ever to visit Croatia, the 8,500 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) capacity CMA CGM Cendrillon docked at the Adriatic Gate Container Terminal, operated by Philippines-based International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) within the port of Rijeka.

China's CNBM International Wins Ploce Contract : At the end of September 2014, China-based CNBM International Engineering signed a EUR100mn contract with the Croatian Ploce Port, after becoming the highest bidder to equip a new bulk cargo terminal in the Adriatic port.

The Croatia Freight Transport Report has been researched at source, and features latest-available data covering commercial transport and logistics by road, rail, air and water; industry forecasts, company rankings covering leading national and multinational operators; and analysis of latest industry trends, opportunities, projects and regulatory changes.

BMI Research's Croatia Freight Transport Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Croatian freight transport and logistics industry.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent freight transport industry forecasts on Croatia to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and planning in the strategic freight transport market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in the Croatian freight transport sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Croatia.
  • Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs, and latest activity).

BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis covering freight transport and logistics, regulatory changes, major investments and projects and significant national and multinational company developments.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats within the freight transport sector and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI Industry Forecasts

Historic data series (2008-2012) and forecasts to end-2019 for all key industry and economic indicators (see list below), supported by explicit assumptions plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecast including:

  • Transport Sector: Total freight carried by road, rail, inland waterways, maritime, air and pipeline (mn tonnes-km/mn tonnes).
  • Trade: Exports and imports (USDmn) by category of goods (manufactured goods, food, chemicals etc.); top five import and export trade partners (USDmn); imports/exports to each global region (USDmn)
  • Port Data: Throughput (‘000 tonnes) for all major ports in the state.
  • Oil Products Prices: Price forecasts for gasoline and aviation fuel (USD/bbl) at all major global energy trading hubs.
  • Economic Indicators: Nominal GDP (USDbn); real GDP growth (%); GDP per capita (USD); industrial production (%); unemployment (%)
Market Overview

Details of the freight infrastructure in each state by segment (road, rail, air, water and pipelines). Full analysis of the competitive landscape within each segment.

IndustryTrends andDevelopments

Analysis of the latest projects across the freight transport sector (road, rail, air, sea and logistics) including a market overview which provides an outline of the key elements driving development.

Political Outlook

The Freight Transport market reports contain a chapter detailing the political outlook of a given region, examining the domestic politics, long-term outlook and foreign policy, and assessing the impact this could have on freight and transport businesses.

Company Profiles*

Examines the short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI’s industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape to generate company SWOT analyses.

The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.


The Freight Transport reports draw on an extensive network of primary sources, such as multilateral organisations, government departments, industry associations, chambers and company reports

*Company profiles are not available for every country. Those reports instead contain information on the current activities of prominent companies operating in the market.

Table of Contents

BMI Industry View
BMI View
Freight Transport
Industry Forecast
Table: Air Freight
Table: Maritime Freight
Table: Rail Freight
Table: Road Freight