Port of Koper continues to strengthen ties with Austria
Luka Koper hosted a high-ranking Austrian delegation in the port, headed by the President of the Federation of Austrian Industries, Georg Knill, and the Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to Slovenia, Her Excellency Elisabeth Ellison-Kramer last week.
Boštjan Napast, President of the Management Board of the Port of Koper, presented to the guests the record performance of the Port of Koper. After discussing the plans for the next year, the guests attended a tour of the port and climbed up the largest STS container crane.
For many years, the Port of Koper has been considered the most important port for Austria. According to data published by the Austrian logistics newspaper Verkehr, the Austrian economy also handled most of its overseas traffic through our port last year. In 2021, 6.85 million tonnes of various cargo, including 232,000 TEUs, travelled to and from Austria, out of a total of 20.8 million tonnes handled in Koper.
The road/rail ratio for the Austrian market is clearly in favour of rail, at around 80%. Goods to and from Austria are handled at all our terminals, with timber, paper, coal, iron ore and a variety of goods travelling in containers leading the way in terms of commodity groups.