All Montenegro articles

  • Kombinovani Prevoz Montenegro train

    Independent operator enters Montenegro’s rail freight market


    MONTENEGRO: Kombinovani Prevoz Montenegro ran the first independently operated freight train in the country on September 9. KPM is part of the Kombinovani Prevoz Group, which is based in Serbia and has subsidiaries in Croatia and Montenegro. The group has over 200 employees and more than ...

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    ELP to seek Balkan locomotive certification


    EUROPE: Swiss locomotive leasing company European Loc Pool is to seek certification of its Stadler EuroDual locomotives for operation in Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro. The company announced on April 20 that it was working with Stadler Rail Valencia and local partners to conduct test runs ...

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    Montenegro: EU funding is key to rehabilitation


    Montenegro’s small network has seen only intermittent investment in recent years, and the poor state of the strategically vital main line between Bar and Beograd is an ongoing concern. Putting the country on the TEN-T map is now a priority for policymakers, as Toma Bačić explains.

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    EBRD finances maintenance equipment replacement


    MONTENEGRO: Infrastructure manager ŽICG and the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development have signed a €11m loan agreement to finance the purchase of modern maintenance equipment to replace obsolete and energy-inefficient machinery by 2025. The financing will also support ŽICG in improving corporate governance and developing ...

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    Western Balkan railways need better integration and more maintenance, conference hears


    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


    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


    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.

    Montecargo privatisation cancelled


    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


    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


    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.

    Chinese company awarded Montenegro rail upgrading contract


    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).

    Montenegro fleet modernisation


    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


    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


    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