Koper port to invest in new multi-storey garage for cars

New investments worth EUR 18.9 million to retain position of Koper port among top European players

Koper port to invest in new multi-storey garage for cars

The Supervisory board of Luka Koper has on 31st March 2017 approved a new investment for a new garage for the Car and RO-RO terminal. The facility will have a capacity of 6.000 parking lots which will allow an additional volume of 162.000 cars per annum. This shall meet the increasing demand for covered storing areas, increase the unique storing capacity and improve internal logistics and productivity”,

The value of the investment, including all necessary equipment is EUR 18,9 million. Construction works are expected to start in September 2017 and shall be finished latest in eight months. In addition to the garage, other projects for the Car terminal are planned, such as the dedicated car-carrier berth in Basin III and new terminal railway track in the yard of Basin III.

Luka Koper’s car terminal has become one of the most important in Europe. According to the annual ranking published in the magazine Automotive Logistics – Finished Vehicle Logistics, it ranked 9th in 2016 among European car ports and 2nd among Mediterranean ports.

Ten largest European car ports in 2016 (source: Automotive Logistics, Finished Vehicle Logistics, April-June 2017):

Port Cars throughput in 2016 Δ 16/15
1 Zeebrugge 2.776.113 +14,30%
2 Bremerhaven 2.068.000 -8,60%
3 Emden 1.336.700 -5,00%
4 Grimsby 1.080.000 +2,40%
5 Antwerp 962.418 -0,70%
6 Southhampton 901.000 -1,50%
7 Barcelona 778.109 -11,70%
8 Valencia* 774.174 +27,40%
9 Koper 749.384 +23,40%
10 Bristol 719.000 +12,70%


*Including throughput in ports of Valencia and Sagunto.