The initiation of this rail service also marks the inauguration of operations at the RailPort Arad terminal, which is due to officially open in early July. This new logistics centre is divided into a container terminal (RailPort Arad) and a general cargo terminal (Trade Trans Terminal Arad), Luka Koper being a shareholder in both operations. The investment decision was for the most part due to the huge potential of the Romanian market. A number of Italian companies operate plants in the western part of the country, and Luka Koper anticipates that a portion of this cargo may be redirected by rail to the Sežana Terminal (which stands on the Italian frontier) and the Port of Koper. At the same time, the Arad terminal operations will also serve as a connection between the Port of Koper and the Black Sea Port of Constanta, with which Luka Koper has concluded a co-operation agreement.