NAPA Association in Mumbai

28.10.2013

In conjunction with the other members of the North Adriatic Ports Association - NAPA - Luka Koper took part in the 8th Southern Asia - Ports, Logistics and Shipping conference and trade fair held on the 23rd and 24th October in Mumbai, India. 

Participation at this event forms part of the promotion activities organised by NAPA in distant overseas markets in which the North Adriatic gateway into Europe is still relatively unknown. In addition to their being introduced to the latest trends within the Indian logistics sector, as well as the huge potentials of the subcontinent, some 200 conference participants were also provided insight into the difficulties being faced. The capacities of this fast growing economy are currently failing to meet demand, thus regional growth is forever conditioned by the development of transport infrastructure. Conference goers were also presented all the advantages offered by the Northern Adriatic in relation to India’s imports and exports to Europe. Approximately 200,000 tonnes of Indian cargo is shipped via the Port of Koper every year, and a major portion is container freight. Mitja Dulc from Luka Koper ‘s Marketing Department drew the conference’s attention to the great potentials offered by fruit and vehicle imports through Koper, but observed that any significant increase in throughput volumes would necessitate a direct container service linking India and the Northern Adriatic.