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Koper Port Sees Over 20% Fall In Q4 2019 Cargo Traffic

Koper port sees over 20% fall in Q4 2019 cargo traffic

Koper Port Sees Over 20% Fall In Q4 2019 Cargo TrafficSource: PortSEurope

Koper, Slovenia (PortSEurope) January 12, 2020 – In the period October-December 2019, cargo traffic was 5.05 million tons, down 20.9% from 6.3 million tons in the same period of 2018.

Containerized traffic was down -6.6% to 2.23 million tons and this was achieved with container handling of 225,000 TEU, down -8.9%). Conventional cargo was 338,000 tons (-20.5%), liquid bulk 1.09 million tons (-5.8%) and solid bulk 1.08 million tons (-49.4%).

The only increase was in rolling stock which recorded 320,000 tons, an increase of 10.7%, equal to 202,000 vehicles (+ 9.5%).

In 2019, Koper port handled a total of 22.79 million tons of goods, down -5.2% on the previous year following nine consecutive years of increases.

Containerized goods totaled 9.47 million tons (-0.5%) with containers at 959,000 TEU (-2.9%). The traffic of rolling stock recorded 1.11 million tons (-3.9%) and 706,000 vehicles were handled (-6.4%).

Conventional cargo registered 1.28 million tons (-16.1%) and solid bulk was 6.62 million tons (-17.2%; liquid bulk increased by 11.7% to 4.31 million tons.

Luka Koper d.d. is the operator of Koper port.

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