Port of Koper: 60th anniversary of the first ship arrival

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Port of Koper: 60th anniversary of the first ship arrival

On 7 December Luka Koper celebrated the 60th anniversary of the arrival of the first ocean-going ship ‘Gorica’ in the Slovenian port. The event was attended by the Koper’s port community and the deputy prime minister and Minister of infrastructure Alenka Bratušek. At the event a dedicated exhibition named ‘A Slovenian ship in a Slovenian port’ was inaugurated, presenting the context and the people who started the story of the port of Koper.

Luka Koper, the only Slovenian multipurpose port is located in the Coastal – Karst region, one of the smallest yet one of the most economically developed regions in Slovenia. With its operations, the port affects the development of the region, the Slovenian economy and logistics in this part of Europe.

The core activity of the port comprises the throughput and warehousing of a variety of goods, supplemented by a range of services on goods and other services providing customers with comprehensive logistic support. The port area consists of 274 hectares of land, with 50.7 hectares of warehouses and 109 hectares of open-air storage areas. All together it provides 28 berths located along 3,282 metres of quayside in 179 hectares of the sea.