Koper, Slovenia (PortSEurope) July 11, 2019 – In the first half of 2019, the Slovene port of Koper has reported total maritime traffic of 11.9 million tons, a decrease of 1% compared to the first half of 2018. However, net sales revenues increased 6%, mainly due to improved cargo structure and additional services.
A decrease of volume in the car segment was largely due the global slow-down of sales of new cars. The general cargo segment, mostly timber and steel products, has been suffering from instable political situation in North Africa and Middle East and long-term market volatility.
The traffic of containers was 497,891 TEU, up 2%. An increasingly important segment is container freight station services, mostly the loading and unloading of containers, with knock-on effects on various terminals and bringing opportunities for higher value-added services.
Dry bulk volume was down 9%, due mainly to two factors: a technical failure at the facility of a port customer, who uses port of Koper as a supply point for coal, and the delay of ship arrivals into July.
Luka Koper d.d. is the operator of Koper port.
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Source: Luka Koper
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