Port of Koper as Key Company of the Slovenian Transport Logistic Cluster

This article describes the role of the Port of Koper as the key company in a pilot project: the Slovenian Transport Logistic Cluster (STLC). The Port of Koper is located at the northern end of the Adriatic Sea, offering an important access to trade between Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East, Far East, and Central Eastern-European countries. The STLC was created to promote the Slovenian transport route. The cluster concept allows transportation and logistics companies to work together, yet independently, in a type of cooperative with shared goals that creates a financial base with adequate marketing to assist all the firms involved. The authors review the current state of the development of the STLC, assess the potential benefit of such as cluster for the Port of Koper, and describe the initial presentations, experiences, and results. The authors also discuss the experiences of the automobile manufacturer, Hyundai, in using the Port of Koper for distribution of cars. The authors conclude that the extent to which the Port of Koper exploits its good geographic position will depend on a cluster of circumstances, including how the Port of Koper presents itself to the rest of Europe and to the world. The company’s cooperation with the STLC is the key for the realization of these international goals.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 125-132
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01003005
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 17 2005 9:27PM