The Slovenia Times

Slovenian logistics on show in Germany

Munich, Germany
Slovenia's presentation at the biannual international Transport Logistic fair.
Photo: Aleš Osvald/STA

Slovenia billed itself as a good entry point for EU markets as the sector and key players were showcased at Transport Logistic, a major international logistics fair, in Munich, Germany this week.

"Transport is essential for goods to reach consumers, and Slovenian logistics companies play an important role in this. Sometimes we are not even aware of what logistics companies do to keep this country running.

"The world is changing, we need to reduce our carbon footprint, but we simply can't make its without hauliers and railways," Economy Minister Matjaž Han said as he launched the Slovenian pavilion.

Robert Sever, the head of the association for transport at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, highlighted the potential of two European corridors crossing Slovenia. With its port and infrastructure, Slovenia is the closest point of entry into the heart of Europe, he said.

As part of the fair Minister Han also held talks with German Minister for Digitalisation and Transport Volker Wissing. Their discussion focused on challenges that both countries face in transport and digitalisation in the coming years.

"Germany expects transport to grow by 300% in 20 years, so adjustments will be needed, including through the development of rail and road infrastructure. Slovenia will have to do the same," Han said.

Germany is one of Slovenia's most important economic partners. Last year, trade between the countries amounted to just under €15 billion.

Slovenia's presentation at Transport Logistic was organised by Spirit, the investment promotion agency. Fifteen Slovenian companies are featured, including logistics heavyweights such as the Port of Koper, Slovenian Post and Adria Kombi.


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