Co-operation between Luka Koper and the Port of Nürnberg-Roth has been ongoing for quite some years now. Similar to Koper in terms of throughput, Nürnberg’s inland port lies on Rhine-Main-Danube waterway.
On 30th May 2000, these two ports signed an agreement on co-operation, the exchange of know-how and the establishment of better rail-freight connections between Koper and Nürnberg. Consequently, as a result of a Eureka research project and funding from the Nürnberg municipal authorities, the Land-bridge scheme was initiated.
In the last year the Port of Nürnberg, with the support of the city and the region, has constructed a new container terminal, approximately the same size as that of Koper's. Meanwhile, new roads linking the city, container terminal and port have been constructed, and one of these – leading south – has been named Koperstrasse.
The celebration announcing the naming, held on 29th May 2006, was attended by Mr. Alfred Killer, Slovenia’s Munich-based consul general. Mr. Stojan Sosič, Luka Koper’s representative in Munich, welcomed all those attending on behalf of Mr. Boris Popovič, Mayor of Koper, and the President of the Management Board of Luka Koper, Mr. Robert Časar. The Mayor of the city of Nürnberg also presented our representative an original street sign bearing the name Koperstrasse.