Excellent response to the 2013 Open Port Day


On Sunday, 15th September, for the seventh consecutive year, Luka Koper organised its annual Open Port Day, when the general public are provided access to the zone. Some 2,500 people took this opportunity to tour Slovenia’s only port by bus, boat and bicycle. This year's novelty was a stop at the Container Terminal where visitors could take a closer look at the container handling machinery. 

This year's event was also marked by a ceremony at which Luka Koper's Management Board President Gašpar Gašpar Mišič and Koper Municipality’s Mayor Boris Popovič unveiled a sign welcoming visitors to the historic, university and port city of Koper. "The port is a guest in this environment, and Luka Koper Management Board will do its best to ensure that the city and the port achieve harmony and good relations," commented the Management Board President at the ceremony. 

Throughout the year the Port of Koper, the operational and customs zone which is protected by a fence, hosts visits by a variety of organised groups, in particular schools, nursery schools and numerous associations. Indeed, the port can be thought of as a genuine tourist attraction in itself, and each year about 20,000 people come to see operations at its twelve dedicated cargo terminals. Furthermore, with 70 km of roads and 30 km of rail track, its own fire service, as well as the place of work for several thousand employees of Luka Koper and other companies involved in port operations, the Port of Koper can be thought of as a town in itself.