Serbia Cargo. Photo: Thomas Naas.

Copper from Serbia massively loaded on train to Port of Bar

Serbia and Montenegro have agreed to transport large amounts of copper through the port of Bar, with rail playing a leading role. The copper originates from the Serbian city of Bor and will be loaded on the train to the Montenegrin port. From there, it will be transported to This was agreed on 9 June between all the parties involved.

A meeting was held in Bar with the management of the Port of Bar, representatives of the mining company ZiJin group, Serbia Cargo, Trans Cargo Logistic, Montecargo and Luka Bar AD. The meeting was also attended by the Montenegrin port State Secretary for Transport and Maritime Affairs, Zoran Radunović.

Important logistics route

During the meeting, the parties announced the ambitious plans to use the capacity of the Port of Bar for transhipment of copper from the company ZiJiN in the coming years. This year alone, 350,000 to 400,000 tons of copper will be shipped through the port. These amounts will increase to 700,000 tons in 2022 and 2023.

The cooperation is of great importance, as it utilises an important logistics route through the Port of Bar. The port of Bar is the closest to the landlocked country of Serbia. Moreover, a lot of freight transportation still takes place by road. The fact that rail is included in the agreement means a great deal for Serbia Cargo, Serbia’s national rail freight operator.

Author: Majorie van Leijen

Majorie van Leijen is editor of, online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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