Croatia has excellent transport links with Eastern and Central Europe, as well as the rest of Europe by air, road, railway and sea routes, and acts as a bridge in connecting Western and Central Europe with the Black Sea and Eastern Europe and the Baltics with the Mediterranean. The three Pan-European corridors (Vb, Vc, X) pass through Croatia. The Port of Rijeka is one of the most important ports in linking the Far East and Central Europe in terms of shortest transit and transport time. Through the river port of Vukovar, which is also part of the Pan-European Corridor VII, Croatia is linked to European countries also by river traffic routes.

Users of the transport infrastructure can also count on state-of-the-art communication and mobile infrastructure along with integrated software solutions across all regions of the Republic of Croatia.

Croatia’s excellent geostrategic position, EU membership, modern infrastructure and good transport links to European countries provides numerous opportunities in developing and implementing investment projects in the logistics sector, especially in the area of constructing logistics and distribution centres. Croatia is ranked 49th out of 160 countries according to the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index.

Reliability, security, and the availability of sufficient human and material resources represent an opportunity for development and realization of investment projects in the logistics sector. The logistics sector employs more than 76,000 people in over 13,000 companies. The average gross salary in the sector is € 1,504.

  • 13,447 companies in the transport and storage sector (CBS, 2022 – provisional data)
  • 76,605 workers (CBS, 2022 – provisional data)
  • € 1,504 average monthly gross salary (CBS, 2023)