The Port of Koper is Slovenia’s only international cargo part and is therefore of strategic national importance.
ABOUT THE COMPANY:
- The Port of Koper is Slovenia’s only international cargo part and is therefore of strategic national importance. It represents the closest connection between central and eastern Europe and the Mediterranean. Key goods flows arrive in the port via the Strait of Gibraltar and the Suez Canal. Its prime location also allows it to be part of goods flows at an intersection of European transport corridors;
- the Port of Koper has one of the largest car terminals in the Mediterranean, as well as having the largest container terminal in the Adriatic, where almost one million container units (TEUs) are handled annually;
- the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) ranks the Port of Koper in 80th place in its index of 900 ports around the world, which is four places ahead of Trieste and six ahead of Rijeka, while Venice is in 189th place.
BREAKTHROUGH SOLUTION: The Port of Koper as a green entry point to the heart of Europe
SUSTAINABLE FOCUS OF THE PORT OF KOPER:
- with its geographical position and sustainable focus, the Port of Koper helps foster logistics solutions that are more optimal from the environmental point of view and frequently also more economical;
- the Port of Koper operates integrated control and monitoring of dust and noise emissions and light pollution and has systems for the safeguarding of the sea, waste management and energy efficiency;
- an important aspect of environmental protection is represented by the port’s geographical position, which allows shorter transport routes, representing savings of time and energy and a consequent reduction in emissions of greenhouse gases and other harmful substances;
- the Port of Koper’s commitment to the environment is also demonstrated by the environmental award received in 2018 at the Environmental Meeting jointly organised by Finance newspaper and the Slovenian Environmental Fund (“Eco Fund”). The award – in the international environmental partnership category – confirms the importance of the Port of Koper in the NEPTUNES project (Noise Exploration Program to Understand Noise Emitted by Seagoing Ships), in which it cooperates with 11 ports from around the world for the purpose of jointly addressing the problems of ship noise and exchanging experience and good practices in this field.
PORT OF KOPER, Koper, Slovenia