All Montenegro articles

  • North Macedonia freight train (Photo: Toma Bačić)
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    Western Balkan railways need better integration and more maintenance, conference hears

    2022-07-06T05:01:00Z

    EUROPE: Planned major projects, available financing mechanisms, and the need for international integration of railways including the expansion of the Trans-European Transport Network were discussed at the Connecting the Western Balkans to the EU rail market through investment and reform conference. The online event was ...

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    International rail links in Montenegro‘s national infrastructure plan

    2022-02-22T12:36:00Z

    MONTENEGRO: Plans for international rail links and other long term improvements to the rail network are included a national infrastructure strategy for 2021-23 which has been adopted by the government. The proposed international links would run from Nikšić towards Bileća in Bosnia & Herzegovina and from ...

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    Connecting Europe Express puts spotlight on Western Balkan rail vision

    2021-09-21T13:38:00Z

    EUROPE: Welcoming the EU’s Connecting Europe Express to Beograd Centar on September 13, Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić announced that her country’s rail investment programme would be worth up to €6bn and focus on ‘reconnecting’ the Western Balkan countries’ fragmented networks.

  • The Council for Privatisation & Capital Projects has cancelled plans to part-privatise Montecargo.
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    Montecargo privatisation cancelled

    2017-04-28T15:06:00Z

    MONTENEGRO: The Council for Privatisation & Capital Projects has cancelled plans to sell stakes in national rail freight operator Montecargo and port operator Luka Bar to Poland’s OT Logistics Group. The tender commission believed that while sole bidder OT Logistics was a credible investor and the process ...

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    Montecargo privatisation negotiations completed

    2017-03-22T10:55:20Z

    MONTENEGRO: The Ministry of Finance has completed negotiations for Polish group OT Logistics to acquire a 51% stake in national rail freight operator Montecargo and a 30% stake in Port of Bar operator Luka Bar. The privatisation must now be approved by parliament. Under the final agreement, OT Logistics ...

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    One offer submitted for privatisation of Montecargo

    2017-01-18T11:21:06Z

    MONTENEGRO: Polish port operator and freight forwarding company OT Logistics was the only company to submit a bid for a 51% stake in national freight operator Montecargo. Its binding offer was opened by the Tender Commission for Privatisation on January 16, and is subject to review to ensure compliance with ...

  • ZICG has awarded China Civil Engineering Construction Corp a contract to undertake track and infrastructure renewals.
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    Chinese company awarded Montenegro rail upgrading contract

    2015-11-05T07:00:00Z

    MONTENEGRO: Infrastructure manager ZICG has awarded China Civil Engineering Construction Corp a 15-month contract to undertake track and infrastructure renewals on the 9·9 km Kolašin – Kos section of the route from the Serbian border to the port of Bar, along with 2·4 km of track renewals at Kos station. ...

  • Modernised ŽPCG Class 412 electric multiple-unit (Photo: Toma Bačić).
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    Montenegro fleet modernisation

    2015-06-04T05:00:00Z

    MONTENEGRO: Zagreb-based TŽV Gredelj is modernising Montenegrin passenger operator ŽPCG’s fleet of five Class 412 electric multiple-units, which were built by RVR in Riga in 1985. The work includes installing new seats, toilets and windows. In addition, ŽPCG signed a contract last month for TŽV Gredelj to modernise four couchette ...

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    CAF to supply EMUs for new Montenegro passenger service

    2011-11-10T14:57:00Z

    MONTENEGRO: National passenger train operator ŽPCG signed a €13m contract for CAF to supply three electric multiple-units on October 27. The 165-seat units are to be delivered by July 1 2013 and will be used to introduce a passenger service on a 56 km freight line running northwest from ...

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    Montenegrin Railways face up to the challenge of independence

    2003-08-01T10:00:00Z

    Europe’s newest state railway authority has inherited a network in poor condition owing to deferred maintenance of infrastructure and rolling stock. Some EU funding has been agreed for signalling renewal, but Ljubinko Dedovic suggests that much more investment will be required