First Luka Koper Day in Poland

22.10.2012

On 18th October 2012 the first Luka Koper Day was organized in Krakow, Poland. The event was attended by 70 representatives of Polish logistic companies and, beside Luka Koper, 20 Slovenia-based logistic providers who see opportunities on Polish market joined the event. Despite modest quantities of cargo passing via Koper to Poland the traffic is gradually increasing. In 2010 Luka Koper handled 100,000 tonnes of cargo, including containers, cars, dry bulks, timber and other general cargo, while in the first nine months of 2012 the number increased to 120,000 tonnes. New impetuous to traffic was given in November 2011 with the rail connection between Koper and Slawkow terminal in southern Poland. In spite the fact Poland has numerous own sea ports, the main advantage of Koper remains the excellent maritime connections with the Mediterranean and the transit time saving in relation with Mediterranean ports.