Port of Koper: Using dredge material to create new storage space

One of the most important investments in the car segment at the Port of Koper, Slovenia, was concluded a few days ago in the hinterland of Basin III.

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Earlier this week, with a symbolic ribbon-cutting ceremony, the port officials handed over new storage space for an additional 3,500 vehicles at the Car Terminal.

The value of the construction works amounted to EUR 5.3 million and the total investment to EUR 7.3 million.

The new storage facilities were built on the surface of the so-called cassette 5A, which was previously consolidated with material excavated during the construction of Škocjanski zatok and the dredging of the inlet channel leading to the port’s Basin I.

As part of the construction, the contractor Kolektor CPG installed geosynthetics and a tampon layer on top of the flysch covering, and fully asphalted the surface in the final phase.

The investment also included the drainage of storm water through oil traps and the installation of 13 light mast.

In addition to the marked parking boxes, parking spaces with electric charging points were provided on part of the site, and the customs area was extended by relocating the customs fence.