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Transshipment at Koper Port Up 11% Last Year

Koper, 17 January (STA) - Total transshipment in the port of Koper exceeded 17 million tonnes in 2011, which is 11% more than in the year before, according to a report released by port operator Luka Koper on Tuesday.

The biggest share in transshipped cargo was represented by bulk cargo, amounting to 6.7 million tonnes or 6% more than in 2010.

Container transshipment was up by almost 25% to 5.31 million tonnes, while transshipments of liquid cargo and general cargo were down slightly to 2.92 million tonnes and 1.38 million tonnes, respectively.

Transshipment of vehicles last year stood at 665,000 tonnes, up 19% year-on-year.

The number of transshipped container units was up by 24% to 589,000, while the number of transshipped vehicles increased by 18% to more than 447,000.

The passenger terminal welcomed 100,344 people, which is 169% more than in 2010, while the number of docked passenger ships remained almost flat at 1,958.

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