Location

Prahovo’s location is extremely good in geostrategic and logistical terms, with infrastructure suitable for development of an industrial chemical park. It lies on the bank of the Danube, right on the tripoint border of Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria.

Towards the east, the Danube connects Prahovo directly to the Black Sea (626 km) and Constanta, the most important harbour in the region, with a reloading capacity of 100 million tonnes per year.

Northward, the Danube connects Prahovo to the countries of the Danube basin, all the way to Germany. Through the Rhine-Main- Danube Canal it is connected to Rotterdam and the North Sea, as well as Mannheim, one of the most important transport hubs and the centre of the European chemical industry.

Prahovo’s strategic geographical location on the Danube, its long tradition of a chemical industry, and the synergy of the existing production are all crucial factors in building an industrial chemical park at this location.

Port of Prahovo

Prahovo International Port on the Danube is one of the key advantages of the site, as it provides the most efficient transportation to numerous markets.

Elixir Group is the operator of the Port of Prahovo, which has 700 metres of operational coast, 7 berths for river vessels and facilities for receiving and handling all types of cargo from river barges, rail trains and transport trucks.
The current transhipment capacity is about 2 million tonnes per year. The development plan involves expanding the port area, increasing the annual transhipment capacity to 3.5 million tonnes and building new closed and open warehouses in the port.

River transport

Towards the east, Prahovo is connected by the Danube to the Black Sea and the Port of Constanta, an important international hub for maritime traffic.

Towards the west it is connected to all the countries of the Danube River Basin and, through the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal to Rotterdam and the North Sea.

Road transport

Prahovo is connected by about 50 km of road to Vidin in Bulgaria, and Calafat in Romania, both of which are important road and rail hubs on European Corridor 4.

A 150km highway also connects it to European Corridor 10, which links Serbia to other European countries.

Rail transport

There is a well-developed rail infrastructure with a number of industrial tracks within the port, and the whole existing complex is connected to the Serbian Railways system and the international rail network.

The Prahovo industrial complex is also connected by rail to the Bor smelting basin, a producer of cathodic copper and an important producer of sulphuric acid, a basic raw material for many branches of the chemical industry.