Koper, Slovenia (PortSEurope) December 6, 2018 – Luka Koper has lost a lawsuit against Italian company Costruzioni Generali Xodo Srl, which was hired to execute dredging works in the harbour’s area.
The Slovenian port operator had demanded a €1.1 million compensation, claiming that the dredging company accumulated massive delays, which forced it to terminate their cooperation in 2014.
The main reason for the lost trial is that Luka Koper failed to launch it in a period of one year after the contract termination, the lawyer of Costruzioni Generali Xodo, Marko Zorman, said.
Costruzioni Generali Xodo started the dredging works in February 2014, but the works faced delays soon after. According to Luka Koper, less than 10% of the envisaged works were executed until May 2014.
Back then, Luka Koper decided to terminate the contract with Costruzioni Generali Xodo and hire Dutch company Van Oord to finish the project.
Luka Koper d.d. is the operator of Koper port.
Source: Primorske Novice
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