Dear Business Partner,
Please let us inform you in the enclosed statement about the extraordinary situation in Port of Koper, caused by delays of container mother vessels and bad weather conditions (strong wind) received by the Port of Koper.
The situation mentioned above may have an effect on transit time of our trains from / to Koper. In case of any questions regarding the actual planning of your transport orders and transit times from / to Koper, please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Department.
The information received from the Port of Koper:
The extraordinary situation in the Far East ports has still not improved, which continues to cause delays of container mother vessels and consequent arrivals to the berthing windows in Koper as well as in other European ports. In addition, other specific challenges are currently present in the supply chains. The mentioned delays, together with the increased cargo volumes, contribute to alternations of established processes in the supply chain and consequently higher level of yard and infrastructure utilization on our terminal. This is negatively affecting the productivity on all segments, including rail operations. Furthermore, in the last weekend we experienced some exceptional weather conditions (strong wind) that also affected the operations in the Container terminal.
We would like to emphasize that the Container terminal has been operating and will continue to operate 24/7 in the coming period with all available resources on vessel, wagons and truck segments in order to try to mitigate as much as possible the effects of the vessel’s delays. Doing so, we must consider also the anti-covid requirements that are in force in order to assure the safety of employees, our partners and continuity of operation.
We shall keep you informed on eventual news on this matter.
Thank you and best regards,
Luka Koper, d.d.
AN UPDATE from Luka Koper on 19.01.2021:
The situation in the Far East ports is not stable yet, which continues to cause delays of container mother vessels and consequent arrivals outside berthing windows. According to the latest available information, such a situation will continue for at least one month more. The mentioned delays, together with the increased cargo volumes, contribute to alternations of established processes in the supply chain and a consequently higher level of the yard and infrastructure utilization on our terminal.
The enduring operational and health situation that we are facing requires an additional effort from all of us, with more cooperation, better information exchange, a high degree of understanding and solidarity, all with the aim to maintain the reliability and efficiency of the Koper’s transport route. The Container terminal will continue to operate 24/7 in the coming period with all available resources on vessel, wagon and truck segments in order to try to mitigate as much as possible the effect of the vessel’s delays. Doing so, we must consider also all anti-Covid requirements.
We are glad to inform you that despite this particular situation, we have handled more than 180 container trainsets over the past week, which represents a substantial increase compared to the weekly average volumes.
We would like to thank all involved in our logistics chain for your understanding and contribution to managing such complex and demanding business situation.
We shall keep you informed on eventual events on this matter.
Luka Koper, d.d.