Shengjin port information accompanied with city and port maps
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Coldest month: January with 3°C
Warmest month: August with 29°C
The official currency used in Albania is Lek.
Daily Exchange rate please check here: http://www.xe.com/currency/all-albanian-lek
Cash dispensing machines are ubiquitous. Most hotels, restaurants and shops accept credit cards (American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard/Mastercard, Visa) and you can also pay with Euro or Dollar in them. Foreign currency can be exchanged in banks, exchange offices, travel agencies, hotels, cheques can be cashed in banks. Just outside the port area you can easily find banks or exchange offices. (National Bank of Albania is just in front of Port Entrance). In Albania you can easily pay also in Euro or USD.
January 1 and 2 – New Year’s Day
March 14 – Summer Day
March 22 – Nevruz Day
April 5th* – Catholic Easter
April 12th* – Orthodox Easter
May 1 – International Worker’s Day
July 17th** – Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
September 24th Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
October 19 – Mother Teresa Beatification Day
November 28 – Flag and Independence Day
November 29* – Liberation Day
December 8 – National Youth Day
December 25 – Christmas Day
During the national holidays all public institutions are closed.
***Note: As of April 2015, the holidays on the above dates that are on weekends (Saturday, Sunday) are pushed as a day off on the Monday, but make sure to double check for this.
Bus and coach: Parked on the pier 35 m from the cruise ship
Taxi Service: Available 50-80 m from the ship at main port entrance (Taxi service is not equipped with taxi meters, a distance of 1-2 km taxi driver would cost 2-3 euro.
Post Service: 1400 m
Bank: 1000 m
Souvenir shop: 1000 m
Restaurants: 1200 m
Coffee shops: 250 m
Distance from the center: 1250 m, 6-7 minutes walking distance
Distance from the center:
The distance from the Port of Shengjin to the center of the city, to Mother Theresa Boulevard, is about 1 kilometer by car or bus and walking that same distance to the center its some 6-7 minutes. The taxis are just outside the entrance of the port and the fare to take you to the center would be 400 lek.
Shengjin is one of the youngest city ports developed in the past decade and you will see along your short “trip” to Shengjin center that the city gives you an impression of a new and modern small town. In history is mentioned from the battles of Cesar and Pompey and for some time, the town had the name of the President Woodrow Wilson, still honored today with the name of a promenade in Shengjin. Along the way to the center, passing by coffee’s you’ll also note it’s quite pure coastline on the other side.
Here are the harbor characteristics, water depths, entrance restrictions, tug and pilotage requirements, lift and crane availability, supplies and services to assist you in planning your next port of call at Port of Durres: