The Chinese consortium made twice as good an offer as the Dutch
Two consortia led by global container giants – one Chinese port operator Ningbo Zhoushan Port company, and one Dutch APM Terminal – applied for an international tender for the development, operation and management of Zagreb Deep Sea container terminal in the Port of Rijeka with valid offers at noon on Monday.
The Chinese offer is twice ass good in financial terms, and it also predicts twice as short a deadline for the construction of the second part of the terminal.
As the director of the Rijeka Port Authority Denis Vukorepa told us, they are satisfied with the offers, and their evaluation will be conducted in three weeks, based on which a decision will be made on choosing the most economically favorable offer, and the concession contract should be signed in the first half of this year.
As reported, the community of competitors from China includes the Ningbo Zhoushan Port Company, which has a 70 percent stake in the consortium, then Tianjin Port Overseas Holding, with a 20 percent stake, and China Road and Bridge Corporation with 10 percent. Ningbo Zhoushan Port Company, which has a 70 percent stake in the consortium, then Tianjin Port Overseas Holding, with a 20 percent stake, and China Road and Bridge Corporation with 10 percent.
In the second group of competitors, along with the Hague operator APM Terminal, which holds 51 percent, is the Croatian company Enna Logic with 49 percent (the founder is Energia Naturalis, owned by Pava Vujnovac). The offered permanent part of the concession fee of that consortium is one million euros a year, and the second phase of the Rijeka terminal would be completed within 10 years.
After two rounds of tenders, opened last year, in December the Port of Rijeka Authority sent invitations to submit final offers for the Zagreb Deep Sea container terminal.
The state intends to build the container terminal in phases up to a total length of 680 meters, and the concessionaire is expected to invest about 100 million euros.