Port Of Koper News

24 Aug 2018

CargoX Goes Live with First Blockchain-based Bill of Lading

Image: CargoX

The container, processed with the revolutionary new blockchain-based CargoX Smart Bill of Lading, has been released successfully in the Port of Koper, Slovenia (EU), where it arrived on Sunday, 19 August 2018,  completing its journey from Shanghai (China) aboard the cargo ship Ever Safety, and was shipped by one of the world’s largest freight forwarders.The Bill of Lading for this shipment has been issued electronically and transferred with the help of an ultra-secure and reliable public blockchain network in just minutes instead of days or weeks…

16 Aug 2018

Konecranes to Deliver RTGs to Slovenia

Phone: Konecranes

The Port of Koper operator in Slovenia, Luka Koper d.d., has ordered five electric Konecranes RTG cranes. The cranes will be equipped with cable reels featuring an auto plug-in system.They will be delivered in the summer of 2019. The contract was signed in June and the order was booked in Q2 2018.Luka Koper’s new Konecranes RTGs will offer important environmental benefits thanks to their electric operation: regenerative power feedback to the local grid, ambient lighting with LED lights and low noise.The cranes will also have driver-assistance features that boost productivity: Auto-steering…

05 Mar 2017

Koper Took Over the Presidency of NAPA

Pics: North Adriatic Ports Association

At the assembly of  North Adriatic Ports Association (NAPA) the port of Koper, Dragomir Matić, president of Luka Koper took the half-year presidency of the NAPA association. As emphasized at the meeting of representatives of the ports, it is crucial that all ports continue investing in new facilities and strengthen the market position of the entire Adriatic transport route. Data for 2016 shows that in general the throughput in north Adriatic is increasing and that the mission of the association is being realized through the acquisition of trade flows…

26 Oct 2016

CMA CGM to Reorganize PHOEX and BEX Lines

Photo: CMA CGM

In order to improve the quality and reliability of its services on the Asia-East Med trades, CMA CGM has decided to initiate a Winter Program by temporarily merging its PHOEX and BEX lines in one string. First vessel will be m/v COSCO SHIPPING PANAMA voy. 161BXW, in Pusan on October 30th, 2016. The company informed that further information such as alternative solutions matching our customers' specific needs will be communicated soon.

13 Jul 2016

Cosco Bypasses Railway Strike by Sea Route

Photo: Greece Piraeus Container Terminal

Cosco has decided to transfer its containers to the port of Koper in Slovenia from Piraeus in order to deal with the Greek railway strikes. Cosco has got around the problem created for its freight forwarding network by Greek railway workers’ ongoing strike action by sending its containers by sea from Piraeus to Koper in Slovenia, from where they are loaded onto trains for the next part of their journey, reports Kathimerini. Since the tariffs for small feeder ships are currently at very low levels…

18 Apr 2016

Hamburg Port's Rail Network Sets European Benchmark

Courtesy Port of Hamburg

In their “Best route market study for containerised imports to South Germany”, published at the beginning of March, the Drewry Group’s supply-chain consultants investigated via which ports containers imported from Shanghai can be transported fastest and cheapest to southern Germany, i.e. Munich, Freiburg, Stuttgart, Ulm and Nuremberg. In almost all markets under consideration, Hamburg comes out better than Rotterdam, Antwerp and the southern ports in the Mediterranean. Contributing to this are numerous direct services…

04 Mar 2016

Strong Growth in Container Traffic between Austria and Hamburg

In 2015 around 295,000 TEU – 20-ft standard containers – were transported between the Port of Hamburg and intermodal terminals in Austria by rail. That represents a 9.3 percent gain, setting a new record for Hamburg’s seaport-hinterland services with Austria. The proportion of containers on this route transported by rail exceeds over 90 percent, making rail the leading mode of transport. “Austria is a model destination in efficient and environmentally friendly hinterland transport via the Port of Hamburg. About 40 container block trains per week operate between Hamburg and Vienna. Altogether more than 80 container trains connect intermodal terminals in Austria every week with Germany’s largest port…

15 Jun 2015

ICT Tools Boost Terminal Capacity, Shrink CO2 Footprint

Photo: EcoHubs

The EU funded EcoHubs R&D project (Environmentally COherent measures and interventions to debottleneck HUBS of the multimodal network favored by seamless flow of goods) has delivered a number of ICT tools which can increase capacity at ports and terminals, and can lead to reductions in carbon footprint. Designed to support “Resource Efficient Europe”, the flagship initiative of the Europe 2020 Strategy, EcoHubs has, for the last 30 months, researched and developed the tools required for sustainable freight transport and logistics networks as part of a smart…

01 Apr 2015

Largest Vessel to Call ICTSI, Rijeka

Maiden call of Gerda Maersk, the largest vessel to call in Croatia.

Adriatic Gate Container Terminal (AGCT), International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) container handling facility in the Port of Rijeka, Croatia, recently serviced the largest vessel to call in the country, the 10,000 TEU-capacity Gerda Maersk. The 367-meter Gerda Maersk, is part of the 2M Alliance by two of the world’s megaliners Maersk and Mediterranean Shipping Co. The alliance, which connects Rijeka and the Far East, deploys 15 vessels with average capacities of 9,600 to 11,300 TEUs.

25 Jan 2013

Study to Evaluate New Fuels

The European Union will support with almost €2 million from the TEN-T Program a study looking at the potential beneficial effects of using alternative fuels for port operations. The study, which will include pilots in Spain, Slovenia and Italy, will especially look at the ways to improve environmental performance of the participating ports’ container terminals. The project, which was selected for funding under the 2011 TEN-T Annual Call, will study and test new technologies and alternative fuels in the ports of Valencia (Spain), Koper (Slovenia) and Livorno (Italy) to try and reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from these ports container terminal operations. The project will be managed by the Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency and is set to be completed by May 2014.

28 Sep 2011

Adriatic Ports Receive Boost from EU

The Adriatic ports of Venice, Trieste, Ravenna, Ancona and Monfalcone in Italy and the port of Koper in Slovenia will collaborate in producing a study which will be co-financed by the EU with €1 million from the TEN-T Multi-Annual Call, to create an integrated multi-port gateway capable of improving cargo interoperability and fostering co-modality. The study is focused on the development of a multimodal and multiport gateway, connecting the Adriatic ports to mainland logistic platforms in their respective countries, as well as supporting the development of strategic links by sea between the Mediterranean and Black Sea areas, based in particular on MoS corridors.

16 Aug 2011

L27/38 Power for Spanish Tugs

Spanish builder Astilleros Armón recently delivered one tug boat powered by two MAN 7L27/38 four-stroke engines and is close to delivering another powered by two similar 9L27/38 engines. The vessels are bound for separate companies of the Italian ‘Ocean Group’. The first project involved the construction of the ‘Neptun’, a Voith-Schneider Tractor Tug constructed at Astilleros Armón Navia in Asturias, Spain as construction C-701. The vessel is powered by two MAN 7L27/38 engines, each developing 2,380 kW at 800 rpm, and was launched in February 2011 with delivery to Adria Tow of Slovenia following in June. Adria Tow was founded in 1992 and provides vessel towing services in the Port of Koper, the largest commercial port on the Slovenian Adriatic coast.

16 Aug 2011

International Tug Group Chooses L27/38 Power

Spanish builder Astilleros Armón recently delivered one tug boat powered by two MAN 7L27/38 four-stroke engines and is close to delivering another powered by two similar 9L27/38 engines. The vessels are bound for separate companies of the Italian ‘Ocean Group’. The first project involved the construction of the ‘Neptun’, a Voith-Schneider Tractor Tug constructed at Astilleros Armón Navia in Asturias, Spain as construction C-701. The vessel is powered by two MAN 7L27/38 engines, each developing 2,380 kW at 800 rpm, and was launched in February 2011 with delivery to Adria Tow of Slovenia following in June. Adria Tow was founded in 1992 and provides vessel towing services in the Port of Koper, the largest commercial port on the Slovenian Adriatic coast.

18 Sep 2003

Rotterdam Most Important Port for Austria

In 2002 Rotterdam was Austria's most important port for the fifth time in a row, with a throughput of 3.5 million tons. This was 9.6% more as compared to 2001. The marketshare rose slightly to 35.6%. The port of Koper (Slovenia) was second again with 2.3 million tons. Austrian imports via Rotterdam rose 12%, to 2.9 million tons. Exports declined slightly, with 1% to 623,000 tons. Source: Rotterdam Briefs

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