Port info books

Port info books are avalable in the Port guide section.

Geographic position and local time

Geographic position of Port of Koper: 45°33' N and 13°44' E.

Time zone:

  • Local time: GMT + 1
  • Summer time: GMT + 2 (from the end of March until the end of October)

Ship arrival announcement

Until the port communication system conforms the requirements of a single window for ship reporting, the vessels calling the Port of Koper should be reported to Luka Koper d.d., Slovenian Maritime Administration, Financial Administration RS (Customs) and the Police.

The pilotage plan and the plan of ships alongside are prepared by Luka Koper d.d. (Operations dept.). The arrival of a vessel to the Port of Koper should be reported electronically at least 7, 3 and 2 days before the arrival to the port. The anticipated arrival time should be confirmed 24 hours upfront. Several IT solutions are available on the market. You may contact the Operations dept. (planerjiSNL@luka-kp.si) for additional information on vessels calling. The information on port security can be accessed by the Security Officer directly via URSP system.

The orders for handling services should be delivered by 10.30 am for the following workday. The orders for Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays should be delivered on the last workday before above listed days. The client should deliver the order via a computer system.

The Slovenian Maritime Administration (URSP) controls the navigation safety and inspects the implementation of maritime safety regulations. The pre-calls and calls of arriving vessels, including the HAZMAT notification for hazardous goods and the notification on the compulsory extended inspection are executed via the SI SSN system. Additional information is available on the Slovenian Maritime Administration website: https://www.gov.si/teme/prihodi-ladij/

The notification for the Police requirements is implemented in accordance with the provisions of the Schengen Borders Code.  The Police acquire data from FAL5, FAL 6 and STOWAWAY forms via the URSP system. The information regarding the number of visas and residence permits, the itinerary and the programme of the cruise should be delivered directly to the Police. The same applies for the notification of passengers without valid documents required for border crossing. 

The notification of an arriving vessel also includes reporting the Financial Administration (Customs) which must be delivered the entry summary declaration, cargo manifest and the arrival notification: https://www.fu.gov.si/podrocja/#c963.

Nautical access

Navigational route to enter the port of Koper is marked by an illuminated floating buoy (long white flash 10 sec), positioned at 45°33,9'N and 013°43,3'E.


Sea depth at anchorages is from 17 to 19 m, with a sandy bottom.
Safe berth in case of the southeastern wind is near the Viližan cape and in case of northeastern winds near Debeli Rtič.

Pilot service

Pilotage is obligatory for the ships of over 500 BT.
Pilots are available at the VHF channel 8 (24 hours a day). Final confirmation has to be sent via an agent or via telex 24 hours before the arrival.

It is the captains duty to communicate the ships readiness to depart immediately before the departure to the VHF channel 8 or to the telephone number: +386 5 63 00 160.

The pilot boards the ship either before the ports entrance, or at the entrance to the access channels, or at the anchorage (usually 1 NM west from the safe way buoy).
The pilotage service in port of Koper is performed by pilots registered in the directory of the Slovenian Maritime Administration. The pilotage service is performed by the company KOPP d.o.o., more info on www.kopp.si

Towing service

The towing service is performed according to the Tariff of towage of vessels.
For further information please check the company Adria Tow d.o.o., who provides towing services.

VHF communication



Maritime Directorate of the Republic of Slovenia 


Pilots, tugs, mooring service


Koper port operational planning service


Tide and wind conditions

The average tide is 1.1 m; water density is 1,025 kg/dm3 (it can vary with respect to the weather to up to 1,015 kg/dm3). 
The prevalent types of wind in winter are NNE and SSE, and in the summer NW.

Entrance restrictions

Ships can enter the port of Koper day and night.
In case of poor visibility (less than 400 m) or in case of wind power over 4Bf, the ships carrying dangerous cargo are not allowed to enter.

Ships length
No restrictions.


  1. Oil-derivative berths
    Entrance allowed 24 hours a day, except in case of poor visibility and possible winds (see Restrictions).
    The pier is illuminated. The maximum allowed draft is 12.5 m. The pier is equipped with 2 x 10" pumping arms (petrol) and 1 x 12" arm (diesel). Pollution protection area is set up by the Luka Koper INPO, d.o.o..
  2. Chemicals terminal
    Entrance allowed 24 hours a day, except in case of poor visibility and possible winds (see Restrictions).
    The pier is illuminated. The maximum allowed draft is 11 m. Pollution protection area is set up by the Luka Koper INPO, d.o.o.

Exit to the shore

Permission to exit to the shore and to the city is granted by the Marine police.

Handling services at the Port of Koper

Handling and other services are performed by Luka Koper d.d.

Orders are to be transmitted by 10.30 AM at the latest, for the following business day. Orders for Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays have to be transmitted during the last business day before. Orders are made via computer system.

Drinking water supply

The drinking water supply option is provided on every pier by the company Luka Koper INPO, d.o.o.

Delivery at the berth is possible with the tugboats of the company Adria Tow, d.o.o. (50 t).

Fuel supply

A list of bunkering providers is available on https://www.gov.si/teme/prihodi-ladij/

General ship supply

This service is provided by the following companies: 

  • Adrimed, oskrba ladij in storitve d.o.o. (Adrimed, ship supply)
  • Omnis, oskrba ladij d.o.o. (Omnis, ship supply)
  • Olmar Oskrba ladij (Olmar Ship supply)
  • Lonzar and co., trgovina in storitve d.o.o. (trade and services)
  • Splošna oskrba ladij d.o.o. (General ship supply)

Waste management

Delivering the waste
Delivering the waste is obligatory and is performed daily during the regular working hours between  7 a.m. and 3 p.m. This service is provided by the company Luka Koper INPO, d.o.o.

In accordance with Marpol Convention we are publishing the form (Appendix 1– IMO Circular MEPC.1/Circ.469/Rev.1) for reporting alleged inadequacy of port reception facilities for ship-generated waste. 

Sludge waters
Removal of sludge waters from the ships is carried out by the company Luka Koper INPO, d.o.o.. in accordance with the price list and the conditions PRICES AND CONDITIONS for removal and destruction of sludge waters and oily waters, also those with sludge. 

In case of pollution
Any kind of pollution has to be reported to the security centre of the port of Koper, telephone number + 386 5 665 69 50 and to the Maritime Directorate of the Republic of Slovenia. The costs of removal, cleaning, work, fines, etc. have to be paid before the departure of the ship. 

Disinfection, disinsection, deratting

Supplier of services of disinsection, disinfection and deratisation is DDD d.o.o.

Accidents and security risks

If you need medical assistance in case of an accident or other incident, call the security centre of the Port of Koper, telephone number: +386 05 66 56 950.

A Mariner clinic is available in Koper, which provides medical assistance. Medical care and hospitalisation are provided at the General Hospital Izola (7 km).
In case of a safety incident, fire or other accident call the security centre of the port of Koper, telephone: +386 5 66 56 950.

Emergency phone numbers: Number
Police 113
Rescue service and fire-fighting service 112
Control centre Luka Koper – emergency number 950

Security service rental

Security guard rental is possible at the request of the master of the ship.
In such a case, please call the security  centre of Luka Koper, telephone number: +386 5 66 56 950.

International airports

There are four international airports close to the port:

  • in Slovenia Ljubljana airport, distance: 124 km,
  • in Slovenia Portorož airport, distance: 14 km,
  • in Italy – Ronchi airport, distance: 40 km,
  • in Italy Venice airport, distance:  180 km.

Public holidays

  • 1 January: New Year 
  • 8 February: Slovenian cultural festival – Prešeren Day 
  • April: Easter Monday 
  • 27 April: Uprising Against the Occupation Day 
  • 1 and 2 May: Labour Day 
  • 25 June: National Day 
  • 15 August: Feast of the Assumption 
  • 31 October: Reformation Day 
  • 1 November: All Souls Day 
  • 25 December: Christmas
  • 26 December: Independence and Unity Day