Slovenska Plavba a Pristavy, A.S. (SPaP) is the port authority for the Port of Bratislava. The SPaP is a leader in the fields of transport, warehousing, and forwarding of cargo and of construction and repair of vessels. The Port of Bratislava is well connected to other centers in Eastern Europe via rail, road, and pipeline. The goal of the SPaP is to create a multi-national logistics center for the shipment and storage of goods and providing expert assistance to its customers.
The Port of Bratislava handles large volumes of bulk cargo. Some of the commodities in this group include artificial fertilizers, cement, agricultural products, fodders, coal and coke, iron ore and ore concentrates, gravel, stone, and sand. The Port of Bratislava has capacity to handle bulk cargo vessels from 500 to 3000 tons.
General cargo is also a major part of the traffic moving through the Port of Bratislava. The most common commodities in this group are steel semi-products, coils and plates, castings of non-ferrous metals, palleted and bagged goods, soda, polypropylene, sugar, rice, wood and boards, and marble blocks. The Port of Bratislava has capacity to handle vessels from 1000 to 3000 cubic meters.
Liquid bulk cargoes handled in the Port of Bratislava include aircraft gasoline, kerosene, fuel oil, heating oils, crude oil, and oxidants. The Port of Bratislava has capacity to handle vessels with loading capacity from 600 to 1200 tons. The liquid cargo terminal in the Port of Bratislava loads/unloads oil products directly to ships without in-process storage.
The Port of Bratislava’s roll-on/roll-off facility is equipped with a ramp that can handle units of up to 60 tons, and the Port of Bratislava can load/unload over 400 cars per shift.
The container terminal at the Port of Bratislava offers many services including rail-road-river transport, warehousing, door-to-door services, checking, maintenance, repair, and dry cleaning of containers. The container terminal is direct and regular connections by rail for containers going to Melnik, Bremerhaven, and Budapest.
The Port of Bratislava has ample storage for cargoes, including 25.8 thousand square meters of sheltered storage and 75.3 thousand square meters of unsheltered storage. In addition, the Port of Bratislava’s Port of Komarno has 26.1 thousand square meters of unsheltered storage, 6.6 thousand square meters of sheltered storage, and a 1.7 thousand square meter public customs warehouse.