Zadar port is placed in the heart of the city. This position provides direct access to shopping places, sightseeing and other contents in the town. The passenger transfer to the port is fast and easy because walking distance between different localities is not more than 15 minutes. The sea organ, which, depending on the wind and waves, you can hear as soon as you get off the ship. The musical Sea Organ (morske orgulje) is located on the shores of Zadar, Croatia, and is the world's first musical pipe organs that is played by the sea. Simple and elegant steps, carved in white stone, were built on the quayside. Underneath, there are 35 musically tuned tubes with whistle openings on the side walk. The movement of the sea pushes air through, and – depending on the size and velocity of the wave – musical chords are played. The waves create random harmonic sounds. OLD PORT: Well sheltered harbour, easy access, with 7.01 m depth at entrance, which is 70 m wide between Zadar Peninsula and the breakwater.

GAZENICA COMMERCIAL PORT: 2,5 miles S of Zadar. A 5 cable long and 80 m wide approach channel leads from Zadarski Kanal to the berths in Gazenica deep water port. A light buoy moored 5 cables SE of Point Kolovare marks the N side of the channel. On its S side, 7 cables SSE of Point Kolovare, lies an unmarked rock with a depth of 8.2 m (27') over it.


STORAGE Open storage of 200.000 m2, warehousing of 31.500 m2 and refrigerated storage for fruit only of 3.500 m2, tanks for various liquids abt. (vegetable oils 25.000 m3, fuel oil 20.000 m3, derivatives 5.000 m3, chemicals 12.000 m3), spheres for VMC 9.000 m3.

CRANES Automobile cranes of 100 t, 2x32 t, 9 t and 7 t cap available.

WATER Available at the rate of 10-15 CBM/hour.

BULK Terminal for discharge of soya beans, 11.6 m depth, also used for handling grain, equipped with elevator 150 t.p.h. capacity. Storage capacity 80.000 mt. At  the same berth tanker discharging vegetable oils can berth with Max 11,5 m draft.

TANKER One berth at Gazenica, 8.7 m d (fore) and 10.7 m d (aft) for tankers up to 200 m long for handling crude oil, liquid fuels, various chemicals and vegetable oils. Tanker terminal is equipped with 6" and 8'' connections, discharging rate 150-750 t.p.h.

LIQ_GAS One berth available at Gazenica with storage space of 9.000 m3. Equipped with three 4" fast connections for VCM and 4" flexible hose ASA300 vapour return line connections, discharging rate 250-300 t.p.h.

SLOP disposal not available. Ballast facilities not available.

GARBAGE collected as often as required by special trucks operated by public enterprise.

OFFSHORE FACILITIES The Gazenica basin is the main Croatian base for offshore drilling operations in the Adriatic.

BUNKERS Not available.

PROVISION ISSA members available.

REPAIR Ordinary repair could be carried out at shipyard Nauta Lamjana at Kali at Ugljan Island opposite to Zadar (Fax +385 23 281051). Diver available. Minor repairs can be effected by local workshops.

TOWAGE One tug stationed at Zadar Gazenica port (1.472 kW). Additional tug available from Rijeka (1.595 kW) with 10 h advance notice.

IMPORTS-EXPORTS Imports: soya beans, liquefied gas, various bulk liquid chemicals, softwood, pulpwood, raw jute, bananas. Exports: softwood, hardwood, logs, PVC, petrochemical products, maize.

MEDICAL All kinds of services available.

Port Info

GPS position 
44º 6,52' N / 15º 13,39' E
YES (Custom & Immigration on sight)
VHF 12
318 berths / 30 dry berths
compulsory for all vessels over 500 GT (yachts over 1000 GT). Pilot board approaching vessels at anchorage, about 5 cables W of the green light at the W entrance point to Zadar old port, or at the separate anchorage for tankers carrying dangerous cargo. Pilot VHF channel 12
152m / 500ft
Draft Limitations:
11.6 m
Air Draft Limitations:
no limit
24-hour security personnel / CCTV s
Fuel dock:


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