Koper is accessible via second gate from now on

The new truck entrance to the Slovenian maritime port is expected to be used by 40% of all trucks arriving in the future

Koper is accessible via second gate from now on Bild: Hafen Koper

For the first time since it opened 60 years ago, the Port of Koper can boast two truck entrances. From the perspective of project value, the new entrance belongs among the minor strategic projects currently in progress in the Port of Koper, but it has a great symbolic value for the port.

Since the number of trucks was increasing, an additional entrance to the port was anticipated in the Sermin area. Today, approximately 1,000 trucks enter and exit the port on a daily basis. Last year, 325,000 truck arrivals were registered, 40% more than ten years ago.

The new entrance project cost EUR 4.15 million. With the opening of the new entrance, the trucks directed to Pier II will gradually be re-directed to the Sermin area. According to calculations, in the short term, 40% of all trucks will enter the port through the new entrance.

The large number of trucks is problematic not only from the point of view of the port’s internal logistics, but also from the perspective of the strong impact that they have on the roads into Koper. The plan is to also build a third entrance connected to the Bertoki access road, which will further relieve the city roads and at the same time increase traffic flow in the port Dimitrij Zadel, president of the management board of Luka Koper, announced on the opening of the new entrance.