New Vupik Reloading Port – an Investment Worth HRK80m – Starts to Operate
Dec 07, 2012
Vupik's new cereal and oil-crop loading and unloading port at the river Danube in Vukovar started its operations. With this investment worth HRK80m the company's position at the Danube was properly valuated and gained significance. Apart from the new loading and reloading river terminal, the silos and the railroad tracks were completely renovated, thus fully valorizing the potentials for reloading all kinds of commodities.
The stevedoring terminal with state-of-the-art technology was produced by the renowned Swiss company Bühler and is designed to reload grain, oilseed and other loose materials. It consists of a 205 m long docking facility able to berth river ships and barges of up to 3000 t of loading capacity and 120 m in length. The loading and unloading of ships and barges is possible 24 hours a day, it is fully automated and features state-of-the-art supervising equipment that guarantees secure automated operation and maximum efficiency. The terminal is fully connected to the silos as well as railway and truck loading-unloading facilities. High flexibility and good interconnection provide for the possibility of reloading loose materials at a capacity of 200t/h in all directions: from trucks, goods wagons and ships into the silo and vice versa and it is also possible to directly reload the goods from one means of transport to another. All systems are equipped with state-of-the-art environment-friendly devices and particular care has been taken of safety-at-work at the terminal. With obtaining the right to run operations at the Danube Vupik has met the prerequisites to successfully do business in the international river traffic in the forthcoming period, and as of the very beginning of the operations interest has been shown for the entire port capacities.
Apart from the investment in the reloading port terminal and appertaining infrastructure, Agrokor's investments at Vupik were directed in primary agricultural production. By investing in farmland development, agricultural machinery, irrigation systems and vegetable production the conditions were met to produce higher added value products. Significant investments in livestock breeding comprised the construction of new pig breeding farms, the renovation of three dairy cow farms and cattle farms. Investments were also made in vineyards and tourist facilites (wine road and Goldschmidt wine presentation facility), and the wine cellars at Vupik were renovated as well.
With these investments which amounted to more than HRK530m over the last three years further potentials were created for the company Vupik to grow.