The Slovenia Times

Luka Koper presented in Tel Aviv


The port's long cooperation with Israeli companies was presented to logistic companies, transporters and exporters in a bid to boost cooperation.

"Despite the good cooperation, there is still a lot of unused potential, especially due to the favourable container connections with the Israeli ports," Luka Koper CEO Dragomir Matić said.

Luka Koper sees the most potential for cooperation at the Balkan and Central European markets.

The event was attended by some 100 Israeli business executives and addressed by the representatives of the Israeli logistic and shipping companies and the government exporting institute.

The Koper-based port first started cooperating with Israeli companies in 1959, when the first ZIM ship landed in Koper. Since then the sole Slovenian port has become one of the most important ports for Israeli goods such as fruit and vegetables headed for Europe, Luka Koper said.

Last year, 600,000 tonnes of Israeli goods was transshipped at the port, with imports and exports being almost level. Apart from fresh food products, cars, wood and paper are transshipped most frequently.


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