Kranj, 10 September (STA) - Danish transport group DSV opened on Thursday a logistics centre in Kranj, some 20 km north of Ljubljana. DSV CEO Jens Bjorn Andersen said that the launch of the company'sEUR 11m investment was an important occasion, since such things did not happen every day. The company decided for the move because Slovenia was very important also for other countries. According to Bjorn Andersen, 35 other countries in which the company is present do business with Slovenia on daily basis. Head of the Slovenian subsidiary of DSV Transport Robert Gortner said at the opening that the 12,000 sq. metre centre had its own customs department and 16 loading gates. Gortner added that DSV had been present in Slovenia for over a decade; first as partner of logistics company Eurosped and later as an independent company. Igor Jakomin, state secretary at the Transport Ministry, said on the occasion that DSV Transport's project contributed to the ministry's strategy to make Slovenia a logistics platform for central, southern and southeastern Europe. DSV Transport operates from several logistics points in Slovenia, including the Ljubljana airport, Ljubljana, Maribor and Koper, employing 115 people. The Copenhagen-based firm decided to open a centre in Slovenia due to its strategic position on the crossroads of Europe's fifth and tenth transport corridors.