Port of Koper has held the opening ceremony for the new Ro-Ro berth, completed just a few weeks ago, which will serve the car terminal. The berth can accept vessels from 100 m to 240 m of length, with a draft of 10 metres.
The new dedicated berth is located nearby the vast storing areas for vehicles. The total cost of the investment was 6 million euros, a portion was financed also from the EU project CarEsmatic.
Koper’s Car terminal is among the largest in the Mediterranean and Europe and this investment should help to maintain this leading position and competitiveness.
The new berth is not the only recent investment for the automotive segment in the Port of Koper. In February they opened a new set of railway tracks for cars handling, and they are currently building a new garage for 6,000 units, which should be completed in the first quarter of 2021.
The event was attended also by the Minister of Infrastructure of Slovenia, Mr. Jernej Vrtovec, who expressed support to current and future development projects and announced support for the expansion of port areas.