Koper, Slovenia (PortSEurope) October 7, 2020 – Luka Koper has hosted the ambassadors of Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. The meeting was organized by the Polish ambassador, as Poland currently chairs the Visegrad group of countries with which Luka Koper has close relations. “The Port of Koper offers an efficient logistical connection between Central Europe and the Mediterranean and the Far East. Our
ambition is to become a central sea gateway for the economies of the Visegrad countries”, said President of the Management Board of Luka Koper, Mr. Dimitrij Zadel. Koper and the Polish port of Gdynia are two starting points on the European freight railway corridor, AMBER, and at the same time it is the main transport axis within the Three Seas Initiative, commented Polish Ambassador, Krzysztof Olendzki. The countries of the Visegrad Group are among the most important hinterland markets of Koper port. In Hungary and Slovakia it has high market shares, especially in the field of intramodality and containers. In recent years, it has been strengthening its position in the markets of the Czech Republic and Poland. In 2019, we handled a total of 382,000 container units (TEU) for these four countries, which represents more than a third of the annual container throughput in Koper. In 2009, it handled 120,000 TEU for these countries, which means that traffic has more than tripled in ten years. In addition to containers, cars, iron products, bulk cargo and perishable goods also travel through Koper in the import and export direction. In 2019, we handled a total of just over 5 million tons of goods for these countries. We also have permanent representative offices in all the mentioned markets. The Visegrád Group, Visegrád Four, or V4, is a cultural and political alliance of four countries of Central Europe, all of which are members of the EU and of NATO, to advance co-operation in military, cultural, economic and energy matters with one another and to further their integration to the EU. Luka Koper d.d. is the operator of Koper port. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2020.