Port of Koper: Immense significance for the Austrian economy

The bulk of the cargo – exactly 6.85 million tonnes – is distributed throughout the Slovenian port throughout the world

Port of Koper: Immense significance for the Austrian economy Bild: Port of Koper

For many years now, the Port of Koper has had the reputation of being the Austrian premier maritime port. The port handled most of the Austrian overseas cargo for the ninth consecutive year. Namely, cargo handled for Austria by the Port of Koper in 2018 accounted for 6.85 million tonnes which was slightly below the level handled one year earlier.

For many years now, daily railway service has been established between the Port of Koper and the Austrian distribution centres both for container freight and other goods such coal, iron ore, phosphates and fuel. A container freight connection with the distribution centre in Graz is established ten times a week whereas a container can be transported to Villach and Enns and from there to other Austrian industrial centres several times per week.

The modal split between freight transported by road and rail for the Austrian market is substantially in favour of the rail transport (75 percent). The cargo handled for Austria is moved at all port’s terminal whilst timber, paper, coal, iron ore and various containerised goods – which amounted to 225,000 TEUs last year – are at the top of the cargo types.