The port of Koper was able to strengthen its significant position for export. In 2017, more than 7.1 million tonnes of goods were imported or exported overseas to and from Austria via the Slovenian port of Koper, an increase of 13 per cent over the previous year.
For years, Koper has been Austria’s most important overseas port for export: in 2017, almost 2.3 million tonnes of goods were shipped from Austria to Koper. Upper Austria’s President of the Chamber of Commerce Doris Hummer therefore calls for the expansion of the Pyhrn-Schober railway line, to improve the connection from Upper Austria to Slovenia.
For freight traffic on the Pyhrn-Schober route, a new Bosruck tunnel with less steep access routes would be particularly important so that freight trains no longer need a second locomotive to pass this section, President Hummer pleads for the expansion of the Pyhrn-Schober railway as an important traffic axis from Upper Austria to Koper.