Luka Koper

Luka Koper, d.d. manages the whole area of the Port of Koper, including all its terminals, on the basis of a 35-year long concession agreement signed in year 2008 with the Slovenian Ministry of Transport. The company is celebrating its 60th anniversary in year 2017.

The Port of Koper, which lies at the northern edge of the Adriatic Sea, is the only Slovenian international port. The port stretches on an area of 300 hectares where practically any kind of cargo is being handled and stored – from general cargo, perishable goods and livestock to containers, cars, dry and liquid bulks. The Port of Koper is a transit oriented port. About 30% of the handled cargo is covering Slovenian orders, where all the rests are transits for Austria, Italy, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia and other Central and Eastern European countries.

The port traffic amounted to 22 million tonnes of cargo in year 2016, where about 2/3 of cargo are represented by imports, 1/3 by exports. In 2016 an important milestone was reached also by handling almost 750,000 container TEUs and 650,000 cars.

It is estimated that about 5,000 people are directly or indirectly employed by the port business, which means that the port sector is one of the most important economic activities in the Coastal-Karst region.

Luka Koper employs directly 850 employees and is a social and environmental responsible company. Monitoring and managing environmental impacts of the port activity has become part of regular company activities.  In year 2000 the Port of Koper was the first Mediterranean port to establish an environment management system according to the ISO 14001 standard applying to all port activities. The certificate was upgraded in year 2010 with the company’s certification in accordance to the EMAS scheme.

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Barcelona Port Authority

The Port Authority of Barcelona belongs to the public entity Puertos del Estado (Ministry of Public Works). The Spanish port system is regulated by the national law 27/92 of 24th November revised by Legislative Royal Decree 2/2011 of 5 September.

The mission of the Port of Barcelona is to lead the development of the Port of Barcelona, to create and manage the port’s infrastructure and to guarantee reliable services to contribute to the competitiveness of its customers and to create added value to the society and national economy.

The Port of Barcelona is the main transport and services infrastructure located in Catalonia, one of the four ‘motor regions’ of Europe. Its area of influence stretches through the south and centre of Europe and North Africa. The Port of Barcelona is a logistics gateway that links markets as distant as the Far East and Latin America. It is a port whose continued increase in goods and passengers has placed it in a leading position in several segments of traffic among the Mediterranean ports. With traffic in 2016 of more than 48 million tonnes, 2.2 million containers, 916,000 new vehicles and 3.95 million passengers, of which 2.6 million are cruise passengers, the Port of Barcelona is one of the leaders in the Mediterranean and Southern Europe.

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Autoterminal S.A.

Autoterminal S.A is a Barcelona based company specialized in offering port terminal services for finished vehicles. It is owned by Noatum, the leading ports and transportation operator in Spain. Autoterminal operates one of the car terminals at the Port of Barcelona, where it disposes of an area of 1.072.338 m2 (the area under concession measures 755.630 m2) and is able to store over 55.000 cars at once. The terminal’s operating shore measures 1.210 m, so 6 vessels can be berthed at once. The terminal is connected to the national railway network and can accommodate 8 trains simultaneously. All services are certified according to 9 ISO 9001, SIO 14001 and ANFAC Quality Manual. Since 2004 is acting according to EMAS.

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Neptune Lines

Neptune Lines is a leading finished vehicle logistics provider, offering transportation and shipping solutions to manufacturers and shippers of cars and high & heavy cargoes. Through its modern fleet of Pure Car & Truck Carrier vessels and its extensive agency network and operational expertise, the company provides short sea transportation solutions to almost 20 countries and more than 30 key ports, focusing on the Mediterranean and Black Sea.

Neptune transports more than 900,000 units years on behalf of its customers, who are the world’s largest automotive manufacturers, as well as major logistics providers.

Neptune’s ships are classed with recognized and reputable societies (DNV GL, LR and NK) and registered under European Union Member States, with four of newest ships flying the Greek flag.

Neptune Lines operates today 16 Pure Car and Truck Carrier vessels (owned or chartered), with cargo capacity ranging between 530-3,800 cars.

The weighted average age of Neptune-s fleet – one of the youngest in Europe – is 7.3 years and the fleet’s capacity for trucks/trailers is approximately 19,000 lane meters.

Safeguarding the environment is an integral part of the company’s operational policy and investment decisions. Neptune Lines Management, as well as all Neptune Lines vessels, are certified by DNV GL for ISO 14001: Environmental Management System.

Key aspects of Neptune’s environmental performance include activities oriented in particular to decrease CO2 and SOx emissions, reduce fuel consumption, pursue propeller and trim optimisation as well as engine performance improvement, but also improvement in waste management etc.

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