Koper, 01 August (STA) - The port operator Luka Koper has selected the GIC Gradnje construction company and its business partner Pro-concrete for the project of constructing a parking garage that will feature 6,000 parking spaces and expand car terminal capacities.
The parking garage will increase the company's annual vehicle transshipment amount by 162,000 cars, expand storage capacities and meet the growing demands of clients for covered storage areas as well as improve internal logistics.
Luka Koper estimated the value of the investment at almost EUR 19 million in 2017 when the supervisory board endorsed the project.
Apart from building a new parking garage, Luka Koper also plans to expand mooring infrastructure for ro-ro ships as well as rail infrastructure to increase car terminal capacities.
Luka Koper car terminal has consolidated its role as one of the major European car terminals in the past few years and is one of the largest in the Mediterranean.
According to the 2018 data, Slovenia's port is among the top three European ports in the Mediterranean. Last year, Luka Koper transshipped more than 754,000 vehicles, a 2% increase on the previous year.