Official title of the project

Facilitating Intermodal Transport in Serbia


Project information

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Total budget of programme / project


Implementation period
2010. Sep - 2012. Mar
Expected results
  1. Developed guidelines of stimulation measures for facilitation of inter-modal transport;
  2. The requisite skills at institutional and managerial level in the intermodal transport sector are in place;
  3. Comprehensive feasibility study for the establishment of a public intermodal terminal;
  4. Full tender dossier for the works to establish the public terminal

Main Beneficiary is Ministry of Infrastructure & Energy Other stakeholders are Ministry of Environment& Spatial Planning, City of Belgrade, Ministry of Finance-Customs Administration, Serbian Railways, etc.


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Summary of the project

To achieve the goals set out for the project, 3 levels of tasks were defined in the project’s TOR:

  • Task A: Review of the General Master Plan of Serbia with the selection and specifications for a terminal, and the Traffic and Market Study for intermodal transport in Serbia. In practice, this conducted to a Multi-criteria analysis of possible sites.
  • Task B: Institutional Strengthening with Stakeholder analysis, trainings and study tours to European logistic centres
  • Task C: Preparation of Feasibility Study with Preliminary Design for the Terminal, including the preparation of tender documents for the construction of the terminal according to FIDIC Yellow Book. This task includes also economic and financial analysis and Environmental Impact Assessment.

The first issue of the design activities of the project was the selection of a site for the terminal. The Minister of Infrastructure and Energy decided officially end of January 2011 that the terminal would be implemented near Batajnica Railway station. The second step of the design phase was a pre-feasibility study with a general design for the location in Batajnica, which was approved by the steering committee in July 2011. Following the General Design, the Institute for Urbanism of the City of Belgrade is preparing the planning documentation for the project, in particular the Detailed regulatory plan. In parallel, the consultants started with the preliminary design that is expected to be completed by the end of 2011, when the project will be submitted to the State Revision Commission. Tender documentation shall be prepared by April 2012.

Programme/Project objectives

The 2 main goals of the project are:

  • Creation of an institutional framework and strengthening the capacity of the relevant stakeholders in the intermodal sector, through the organization of activities between state bodies, public and private companies, an awareness campaign and a management training course;
  • Support the establishment of a public intermodal terminal through a comprehensive feasibility study, stemming from the results of the General Master Plan for Transport, and the subsequent tender preparation for the intermodal centre.

Specific objectives

The main goal of intermodal transport is the optimal use of various transport means with successful cooperation of different transport actors in a transport chain. Savings in energy, time and expense, and greater environmental protection resulting from intermodal transport are attracting increasing attention in EU countries. The overall objective of the current project is to contribute to the long-term sustainable development of the logistics infrastructure and multimodal transport in Serbia. This requires integration of all transport sectors, increasing the cargo mobility, and improving the attractiveness and competitiveness of Serbia as a transit state, making a better use of national resources and reducing cargo carriage costs as well as environmental impact of heavy duty vehicles. With an efficient intermodal transport organization, the Republic of Serbia will become a reliable and recognized partner in the European logistic system. This should stimulate further and long term investments in order to establish a sustainable intermodal platform for the future.