Slovenia reduces port dues in response to covid-19

The Ministry of Infrastructure of Slovenia has, at the initiative of Luka Koper and the Slovenian Ship and Freight Agents Association, adopted a temporary reduction of port dues to help traders during the covid-19 pandemic.

Port dues will be halved for cargo ships till the end of September 2020, and are exempted for passenger ships. 

During a visit to the Port of Koper, Jernej Vrtovec. Minister of Infrastructure, announced:  “The port of Koper is our window to the world. It is important not only for Slovenia, but also for other hinterland countries. That is why I have today signed a temporary reduction of port dues” 

During his visit to the Port of Koper, the Minster surveyed construction of the new garage, the ro-ro berth in the third basin and the first pier extension. 

Dimitrij Zadel, president of the management board of Luka Koper, said: “This is the most important investment of Luka Koper, which will respond to the demands of container shipowners. With this investment, we intend to preserve the primacy as the largest container terminal in the Adriatic .” 

Representatives of the port and the ministry believe that for the further development of the port it is necessary to build a second railway track between Koper and the hinterland, since as much as 60 percent of the cargo handled at the port travels by rail. The project is expected to be completed in 2025.

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