Koper, Slovenia (PortSEurope) June 15, 2018 – Maersk Line introduced a new regular intermodal service between Koper and their terminal in Melnik, about 40 km north of Prague.
Based on strong import demand, the service started with 3-4 trains weekly. So far, all direct train services between Koper and Czech Republic were directed only to Moravia, to Ostrava area, while the rest of the Czech market could reach Koper through the vast Metrans network of terminals and services.
The introduction of the new direct service on Melnik-Koper route thus opens a new chapter of cooperation opportunities, especially for the Bohemian part of the Czech Republic – establishing a direct link to the Adriatic Sea and opening a strong direction for the overseas exports from Bohemia to the Mediterranean and beyond-Suez destinations.
In 2017 more than 10% of Czech containerized cargo was moved via Koper port, a result predominantly associated to the Eastern Moravia region. Koper might not be the most traditional choice for the Czech shippers – but it is an emerging opportunity.
The Melnik-Koper rail service is marketed by Maersk Line.
Koper port is operated by Luka Koper d.d.
Source: Luka Koper
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