‘’Order books for ships in Croatian shipyards are full for the next three years’’, pointed out Gordana Ribarić, the manager of the Department for the manufacturing industry at the Industry and IT sector of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (HGK).
On representation of Croatian companies at the international exhibition for maritime technology ‘’Europort 2017’’ held in Rotterdam from the 7th to the 10th of October, Croatian exhibitors acquainted with new trends in the Dutch shipbuilding industry and held a series of business talks with representatives of international shipbuilding associations.
Ribarić stated that Croatia is trying to keep up with trends in European shipbuilding such as the increase in the demand for cruise ships, especially for polar expeditions and offshore wind farms. She also emphasized that the Croatian shipbuilding industry has a long tradition and is a very significant branch of industry, which is highly oriented to exports and has a large impact on trade balance and employment in the country.
Following the good news from Rotterdam, it seems that in the next three years the busiest Croatian shipyard will be Brodosplit from Split, followed by Brodotrogir from Trogir, Uljanik from Pula and 3.Maj from Rijeka.
Europort is one of the most important fairs of maritime and shipbuilding industries in the Netherlands intended for shipbuilding and marine-related products and services.
The 38th edition of this year’s Europort fair gathered more than 11,000 exhibiting companies from 45 countries and more than 30,000 professional visitors.