First half of the year marked by growth in all cargo groups
The Luka Koper Group performed well in the first half of 2022 and achieved very good operating results. Net sales revenue increased by 35% compared to the first half of the previous year and amounted to EUR 155.1 million. All financial indicators were exceeded. Realized throughput in the first half of this year amounted to 11.7 million tons, up 13% compared to last year.
Containers continue to dominate among the commodity groups, despite the fact that this segment has been heavily affected by irregular ship arrivals from congested Chinese ports, which has the effect of delaying normal land cargo shipments at the ports. The Container Terminal has successfully coped with the new situation, achieving 3% growth in the first half of the year with 526,500 TEUs handled. The general cargoes segment recorded a notable 25% increase in throughput, mainly due to higher volumes of steel products and rubber. The Liquid Cargo Terminal achieved a significant 41% increase in throughput, while the dry bulk and bulk cargoes segment saw a 20% increase in throughput. Positive trends are also continuing at the Car Terminal, where 367,332 cars were handled in the first half of the year, an increase of 11% compared to the same period last year. The increase is particularly significant in the handling of electric vehicles.