The port of Koper has prepared the strategy for business development until 2025, which has been certified by the Group Monitoring Committee in December 2019.
The details of the short-medium term development plans were presented on Wednesday the 11th of December 2019 at the conference hall of the Convent hotel in Ankaran. On that occasion, the president Dimitrij Zadel illustrated the port’s sustainable development plans to the more than 120 attending stakeholders, both in terms of infrastructure and organizational work. If on the one hand, there is the need to build as soon as possible a second railway section that connects the hinterland with the port, on the other side there are certainly also sustainable measures that will go hand in hand with the increase in the volumes of goods transported through the port, especially on the routes that connect the upper Adriatic with the Far East. In addition to all the interventions planned for the enlargement of piers’ and warehouses’ capacity, the activities carried out in the framework of the ADRION Interreg projects in which Luka Koper, d.d. actively participatesnamely SUPAIR, ISTEN and ADRIPASS projects were presented.
ISTEN project represents the kind of intervention that focuses exclusively on the multimodality of port development in the area dedicated to the container terminal and its railway connections. In this sense, the activities related to the upgrade of ICT tools at the port’s container terminal, were presented to the public. Basically, the ISTEN project has contributed to the upgrade of the Tideworks system in use at the container terminal for operational and storage planning. The digitalization of procedures and the upgrade for the optimization of the link with the newest version of the EDI CENTER, confirms the link between two of the ADRION projects namely ADRIPASS and ISTEN, which are concretely contributing to the development of port’s ICT tools. With the opening of the second port’s gate in Sermin (end of April 2019) and the third gate in Bertoki (second half of 2020), the digitalization of data related to goods transferred from the port to the hinterland, is of utmost importnace and the activities developed through the ISTEN project have helped the operational procedures to be more efficient, faster and constantly available. Initial studies for the Local Action Plan were followed by concrete interventions for the improvement of the Tideworks system at the port’s container terminal. The extension of Pier I by the end of 2020 and the increasing volumes of cargo from/to Far East require parallel upgrades of existing systems and automation of procedures in order to maintain the competitiveness of the port of Koper and the logistic system linking the Northern Adriatic with Central and Eastern European countries