The Slovenian Government yesterday adopted its port development program for international traffic for the 2016–2020 period, providing investments into the port’s infrastructure in the total amount of appropriately €290 million.
Major investments planned by the concessionaire Luka Koper for the 2016–2020 period include an extension of the pier I by 100 meters towards the west (in the value of €5.2 million) and an extension by 150 meters towards the east onto the existing land in the area of RO-RO terminals (in the value of €34.4 million).
After the reconstruction of berth 7 and deepening of the eastern part to a depth of 15 meters (in the value of €8.5 million), the Port of Koper container terminal will have enough space to handle two ships with a length between 350 and 400 meters simultaneously. This will allow the port to remain competitive in comparison to the neighboring ports.
The investments into the construction of the new RO-RO terminal (in the value of €9 million) will also be of great importance, as well as the construction of berth 12 (in the value of €23 million) for the needs of general cargo.
More than €160 million will be invested into the construction of port pools, quays and areas for the disposal of excavated marine sediments, €20 million into the modernization of the port’s road network and new entrances, and €15 million into the modernization of the port’s rail network and its extension by several kilometers.