Koper, Slovenia (PortSEurope) September 18, 2019 – As part of the first official visit of the Indian President Ram Nath Kovind to Slovenia, Koper port has hosted a delegation of representatives of Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) and Indian companies from various sectors including logistics. The primary discussion topic is a potential direct shipping line between Koper and India in order
to boost cargo transmitted between the two countries. Koper port is promoting itself as a transit hub for Indian companies selling into European markets, a route 2,000 nautical miles shorter than through northern European ports. In 2018, 280,000 tonnes of goods traveled to India via Koper port, mostly containers and vehicles. ASSOCHAM delegate Kishore Kumar Sharma commented that bilateral trade increased by 33% in 2018-19 with trade increasing from €270 million ($298.4 million) to €361 million ($399 million). During his visit, President Ram Nath Kovind spoke at the Slovenia-India Business Forum and called on Slovenian businesses to explore the economic energy and dynamism of the “new” India which has third largest pool of scientists in the world and attracted $44.3 billion of foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2018-19. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2019.
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