More Potential for Container Freight from India

20.12.2010

Between 6th and 10th December 2010, Luka Koper d.d. participated in a trade mission to India organised by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia, and met with representatives of India’s public and private sector operators in the field of transport and logistics. In addition to Martin Tomaž Jamnik, Deputy President of Luka Koper ‘s Management Board, the Slovene delegation also included Janez Požar, Director-General of the Maritime Directorate, Janez Premože, Slovenia’s Ambassador in New Delhi, as well as representatives of Slovene Railways (Slovenske Železnice d.o.o.), as well as forwarding and shipping agencies.  

The delegation visited the Ports of Chennai (Madras) and Mumbai (Bombay) where representatives of Shipping Corporation of India expressed their interest in establishing a direct container freight service with Koper. SCI is currently present in Koper via a feeder service, but despite increasing trade with India via the Port of Koper, there are no direct container services Koper and the Indian subcontinent. In 2009, cargo bilateral maritime trade amounted to 110,000 tonnes, the major portion of which was accounted for by containers and vehicles.