Koper, 05 January 2023
Luka Koper Container Terminal has become the first port in the Adriatic to overcome 1 million TEU in one year.
In the last two years the Koper Container terminal has seen an intensive investment period, with the new extension of the quayside and additional stacking areas, and in March 2022, the terminal set a new monthly record of 99,533 TEU handled, surpassing the previous record of March 2021.
President of the Management Board of Luka Koper, Boštjan Napast, claimed that this is an important milestone, especially considering the current global situation in logistics sector.
Further investments in the container sector include additional docks and stacking areas on the northern part of Pier I, purchase of additional shore cranes, extension of terminal’s rail yard, expansion of the terminal’s storage areas in the hinterland and the purchase of various handling equipment.
Moreover, in the middle of 2022, the Port of Koper completed the extension of the southern part of its Pier I, increasing the capacity of its marine terminal by 15 per cent.
The project is said to be valued at €45.6 million ($47.7 million) and a portion of the financing was secured within the EU project/NAPA4CORE/Connection Europe Facility.
Source: Port Technology