Montenegro? Wait a minute – where is it and how do you get there?
In January, we had the pleasure of organising an express round-trip to Montenegro for one of our clients. It was the first time that Aberg Express had transported goods to this destination. The client needed to transport devices on one pallet including batteries that could not be transported by plane, to the coastal town of Ulcinj. The pallet then needed to return to Estonia in a week.
Ulcinj has a population of about 10,000 people. It’s a small, picturesque town with wonderful views of the Mediterranean, mainly inhabited by Montenegrin Albanians.
Due to the distance and customs procedures, our partner Joel agreed to wait for the return shipment for a week. This enabled him to get to know the local life and was happy to share his memories and photos with us. “Montenegro is a beautiful mountainous country where the people are very friendly and helpful. Doing business there reminds me of the 1990s; the officials are kings and truck drivers are not considered people. For example, I was the only driver queuing on the border but I had to wait for a long time before an official allowed me to cross – for no apparent reason. The local police are eager to stop and demand fees from vehicles with a foreign licence plate. For example, I was issued a fine because my vehicle was missing the 80 km/h sign and the vehicle shouldn’t have had a trailer hitch,“ explains Joel.
Fun fact: did you know that euros are used in Montenegro, even though it’s not a member country of the European Union?
No destination or task is unconquerable for us and we look forward to new challenges.