DURRESI introduction:

The Port of Durrës, Albania’s largest port, located in the city of Durrës, is an artificial basin that is formed between two moles. It is also located at the north end of the Bay of Durrës. From 2014, the port has become the largest passenger port in Albania as well as one of the largest passenger port in the Adriatic Sea. It has an annual passenger volume of approximately 1.5 million. The Port has approximately 763 meters of alongside pier space on the West Mole and a fishing harbor lies at the north end of the East Mole. Some wrecks are near the entrance channel to the Port. Use of tugboats is required within the Port.

Peripheral Cities: Durrës is the largest port and second largest city and a municipality of Albania, which is one of the most ancient and economically significant cities of Albania. Geographically, it is central on the coast, about 33 km west of the capital Tirana. The city is at one of the narrower points of the Adriatic Sea, opposite the Italian ports of Bari and Brindisi.

The city is the starting point of Pan-European Corridor VIII, national roads SH2 and SH4. The Pan-European Corridor VIII runs between Durrës, at the Adriatic coast, and Varna, at the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. The National Road 2 begins at the Port of Durrës at the Dajlani Overpass, bypasses the road to Tirana International Airport, and ends at the Kamza Overpass in the outskirts of Tirana where it meets National Road 1 State Road heading to northern Albania. The Albania–Kosovo Highway is a four-lane highway between Albania and Kosovo. As part of the South-East European Route 7, the highway will connect the Adriatic Sea ports of Durrës via Pristina, with the E75/Corridor X near Niš, Serbia.

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Development: As of 2014, the port ranks as the largest passenger port in Albania and one of the largest passenger port in the Adriatic Sea. As of 2011, the port is undergoing major renovation and expansion.

Durrës has a typical Mediterranean climate. The average water temperature in Durrës is from 14 °C in February to 26 °C in August. The southern part of the coastal plain is feature with a relatively dry Mediterranean climate, where there is an average temperature of 26 °C in hot summers, while winter is mild and wet with an average of 9.8 °C. The average annual rainfall amounts to 800 to 1,300 mm with only 12 percent of the total falls between June and September.

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