The Japanese Delegation Visited the Port of Luka Koper
Within the framework of a three-day visit to Slovenia, a delegation of representatives from Japanese companies visited the port of Luka Koper. For Luka Koper, the Japanese market is considered one of the most promising potential markets of the Far East. While, according to the study conducted by the Ministries of Transport and Economy of Japan, the port of Luka Koper itself is the best option for transcontinental freight traffic among all the North Adriatic ports.
According to the Luka Koper port’s administration, last week the representatives of Japanese companies and Jetro organization visited Koper as part of the so-called “Days of Suppliers”, which were organized for the staff of Slovenian and Japanese companies with subsidiaries in Europe by the Slovenian government agency Spirit and the Japanese foreign trade organization Jetro.
For Luka Koper, the Japanese market is one of the most promising potential markets in the Far East. While for Japan, the port of Luka Koper is a good opportunity to carry out transcontinental cargo transportation to Europe. According to the Luka Koper port’s representatives, this data is confirmed by the study conducted at the beginning of this year by a group of experts from the Ministries of Transport and Economy of Japan. Having compared four ports in the North Adriatic, the researchers assessed Luka Koper as the most advanced port and designated it as the best option for transcontinental transportation.
Last year, the turnover of goods with Japan totalled 350 thousand tons
Last year, about 350,000 tons of goods were transported through the port of Luka Koper to or from Japan. The main imported goods were cars, and the main exported goods were containers.
Within the context of strengthening cooperation and improving the port’s reputation, in recent years, its employees have paid a number of visits to Japan, the last of which took place in May this year in Osaka and Tokyo. The subject of discussion during the last visit of the Japanese delegation was a possibility of expanding cooperation in the field of electronic and automatic instruments and equipment transportation through the port of Luka Koper. As the Luka Koper port’s representatives note, during the negotiations, a special attention was focused on the distribution operations with vehicles and food.