Radulović: The ship on the line Budva - Dubrovnik will start operating on June 29, with two trips a day

The executive director of the company "Kompas" Bojan Aljinović stated that according to rough calculations, the ticket will cost 55 euros in one direction, while the return day ticket will most likely cost 69 euros.

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Aljinović, Spajić and Radulović, Photo: Boris Pejović
Aljinović, Spajić and Radulović, Photo: Boris Pejović
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Ažurirano: 24.05.2024. 16:08h

The Kompas ship, which will connect Budva and Dubrovnik this summer, will start operating on June 29, with two trips a day.

This was said by the Minister of Transport and Maritime Affairs, Filip Radulović, at the press conference.

Radulović
Radulovićphoto: Boris Pejović

The executive director of the company "Kompas" Bojan Aljinović explained that they have decades of experience in catamaran shipping, and that in this way the transportation of passengers between Croatia and Montenegro will be facilitated.

"We have been doing it for 40 years, connecting Istria with Venice, every year from May to the end of September, and in the peak season we work with two ships a day. The idea was born a year ago, the border is really a problem. The problem is connecting Dubrovnik and Montenegro with day trips ", he stated.

He added that they are working on the operational part of the project and that they are enthusiastic. He explained that the line will consist of a morning departure from Dubrovnik, followed by a short stay in Budva of 45 minutes for boarding and disembarking passengers, after which the ship returns to Dubrovnik. As he stated, the same will be done in the second part of the day.

Aljinovic
Aljinovicphoto: Boris Pejović

Aljinović stated that according to rough calculations, the ticket will cost 55 euros in one direction, while the return day ticket will most likely cost 69 euros. He stated that the line is of a seasonal nature, i.e. until the end of September, and that the transport will be carried out by the ship "Antonija" with a capacity of 242 passengers. He emphasized that the number of tours will decrease in parallel with the smaller number of tourists in these cities.

Bar-Ancona maybe from July

Prime Minister Milojko Spajić stated that there is a possibility that the Bar-Ancona line will be operational from July 3, where transportation will be done by a "ro-ro" ship that will also transport buses, trucks, passengers, cargo...

Spajic
Spajicphoto: Boris Pejović

"Transportation will take place in partnership between Barska plovidba and the Italian company "Adriata Ferries", which already operated on that route. I met with the executive director three times, he came to Montenegro with the entire Board of Directors and the Italian embassy and representatives of Italy. They are very interested in pushing that connection between Montenegro and Italy, to restore that shipping connection," he added.

Spajić said that the next meeting on this matter is scheduled for June 3, where it will be presented what concretely remains to be done. Spajić stated that the shipping line will reduce the traffic load on the coast and, in this way, improve the connection with the European Union. He pointed out that this should help Barska plovidba, the municipality of Bar and relieve the border with Croatia, because a large part of the diaspora crosses that border.

He stated that this is a good solution, but that traffic problems will be solved by the highway in the long run. Asked whether Barska plovidba will buy the ferry, Spajić stated that the company has a Board of Directors and an Executive Director that will propose its plan to the Government. He pointed out that they have already been given the task to do this and that they will also have their own ship.

"So they can enter in partnership with Adria Ferries. We expect that the ship will not be as big as the Italian one, and it will go from Durrës, via Bar to Ancona, so that it will buy passengers from both Albania and Montenegro. It is also equipped for an all-night trip. If Barska plovidba buys a ship, it will be smaller and will probably travel from Bar to Bari, or some other destination that is closer, such as Croatia," he emphasized.

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