A new container berth has been opened in Slovenia’s largest port
The port of Koper, one of the largest ports in Slovenia, held the official opening ceremony of the new port berth.
The container berth at the southern end of Pier I has been widened by 100 m. The widened pier with a new berth, called Link 7D, is only one component of a large investment project. Now the port continues to build a site for storage of containers with an area of almost 25 thousand square meters. This was reported by the railway magazine Railway Supply with reference to the CTS.
Construction is carried out in the sea, so the whole structure is based on steel piles. A total of 770 piles will be installed, the average length of which is 65 m. It is expected that the new warehouse space will be ready in the first quarter of next year.
The total investment is 45.6 million euros. Part of the funding came from the European project NAPA4CORE (Improving North Adriatic ports ‘maritime accessibility and hinterland connections to the Core Network).
After 2022, the port plans to begin construction on the northern part of Pier I, which will also be used for containers.