The port in Ploče is a universal purpose port which means that it serves for the transhipment of almost all types of cargo (except crude oil and chemicals) that appear in international maritime transport. Within the port itself there are areas specializing in the service of certain types of cargo.
Thus, today the port has complete port transhipment, storage and all accompanying port services for providing quality transhipment:
- general cargoes,
- container cargo,
- RO-RO traffic,
- dry bulk cargo,
- liquid cargo.
The port in Ploče also has the capacity to accept passenger vessels, both in local traffic with the Peljesac peninsula and in international traffic especially with the Republic of Italy.
The port area under the jurisdiction of the Port of Ploče Authority consists of the Ploče basin and the Metković basin.