Koper Strengthens Japan Cargo Links

Authorities at the port of Koper in Slovenia have announced a new regular roll-on, roll-off service to the ports of Toyohashi and Hitachi in Japan. The weekly calls are an expansion of the existing service connecting Port of Koper to Singapore, Hong Kong (Guangzhou), Xinsha, Shanghai and Tianjin/Xingang. The port of Singapore will serve as a transshipment port for the service allowing onward shipment...

New €10 Million Port for Korčula Island

A new port is set to built on the island of Korčula, daily Slobodna Dalmacija reports. The brand new 10-million euro port, which will be financed by the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure, will be built in Žrnovska Banja (Polačišta), just five kilometres from the Old Town of Korčula. There was a 7% increase in the number of passenger arrivals through Korčula’s port in...

Czech, Slovenian PMs talk about renewal of port of Koper

Prague, Jan 23 (CTK) – Czech and Slovenian prime ministers, Bohuslav Sobotka and Miro Cerar, talked about the modernisation of the Slovenian port of Koper, which might open new opportunities for Czech exporters, Sobotka said after their meeting yesterday. Cerar said Slovenia would appreciate any Czech support. If the railway network in Slovenia was modernised, Czech firms could use the potential...

Construction of Croatia’s LNG Terminal to Start in 2017?

After many years of waiting, it seems that the LNG terminal of the island of Krk could soon become reality. If it builds a floating LNG terminal on the island of Krk, Croatia will get a chance to become the energy leader in the region”, said US Ambassador to Croatia Julieta Valls Noyes a few days ago, adding that there was interest by US companies to participate in this and other similar projects...

Top 10 Most Captivating Ports in the Mediterranean

The Mediterranean is filled with sensational views for cruising travelers to experience. But where can you find the best of the best? Silversea breaks down the 10 most glamorous ports around the Mediterranean. Santorini Arguably the prettiest place in all the Mediterranean, Santorini is a Greek paradise sure to take your breath away. Monte Carlo Experience amazing views, top notch casinos and “biggest...

Croatian port operator Luka Rijeka turns to 9-mo cons net loss, cargo traffic drops

ZAGREB (Croatia) – Croatian port operator Luka Rijeka [ZSE:LKRI-R-A] said it turned to a consolidated net loss of 2.3 million kuna ($335,600/306,400 euro) in the first nine months of 2016 from a net profit of 1.96 million kuna in the like period last year. Total consolidated income decreased 10% to 123.9 million kuna through September while total costs fell 7% to 126.2 million kuna, Luka Rijeka...

Port of the Month: Port of Koper (Slovenia)

This month, the Port of Koper is ESPO’s port of the month. Situated along the coasts of the Adriatic Sea, the Port of Koper is the only port in Slovenia and it can be considered as a multipurpose port. Let’s have a closer look at this port! ESPO: Can you briefly tell us about the Port of Koper? What are its main characteristics and challenges? Port of Koper: The Port of Koper is the only port in...

Thomson Celebration Calls in Port of Adria, Bar

Port of Adria, operator of the Port of Bar, Montenegro, welcomed its first scheduled cruise call in 2016 with the Thomson Celebration calling in the port on May 11. Port of Adria is a subsidiary of Global Ports Holding, world’s largest cruise port operator. Passengers of Thomson Celebration were welcomed with local offerings and folk dances pierside. “It is our please to be able to provide today...