On 20th November 2014 we hosted a group of 150 Chinese businessmen and government officials. The meeting was a part of an extensive Chinese visit, looking for new business opportunities in Slovenia. The head of the delegation met with the member of the management board , Mr. Andraž Novak, who presented them all the opportunities and benefits of the North-Adriatic transport route as an alternative gateway for cargo flows from and into China. Traditionally, Chinese logistics operators are using mostly North European ports, while a cost and time saving route via Koper would be an effective alternative. In addition to the two existing direct container lines connecting Koper with Chinese ports every week, a third one is expected to be operative in early 2015, making Koper even more interesting. On yearly basis about 100,000 TEU (container units) from/to China are transported through port of Koper, while the total Chinese traffic via Koper was in 2013 around 900,000 tonnes of various cargo.
Chinese business representatives interested in Port of Koper