Koper, Slovenia (PortSEurope) August 12, 2020 – Luka Koper, operator of the port, has announced the start of the main construction works for the extension of the southern part of Pier I of the container terminal, which will increase TEU capacity to 1.3 million TEU annually. The first phase of the project is the quayside extension of 98.5 metres and 34.4 metres of width. The
quayside is expected to be completed in March 2021 bringing the total length of the quay to 695 meters. In the second phase, 24.830 m² of additional stacking areas for containers will be constructed and is scheduled for completion in 2022. Together with the optimization of terminal processes, the capacity is expected to increase further to 1.5 million TEUs/year. In addition to the annual capacity increase, daily yard capacity will also benefit from these investments. The average yard utilization in 2020 fluctuates between 60 and 70 %, which enables smooth operations on all levels. New stacking areas will provide additional room for handling occasional peaks, when the daily yard utilization can exceed 90 % of the capacity. The investment is €456 million, partially co-financed from the NAPA4CORE project of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) programme. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2020.
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