- Ein- und Verkäufer Obst
- Horticultural Technician
- Head Grower Strawberries, Norway
- Tissue Culture Laboratory Scientist
- Manager Operations & Logistics
- Vegetable Advisor (Permanent)
- Horticultural Commercial Director
- Senior Operations Manager Nursery
- EU Sales and Region manager
Top 5 - yesterday
- Supply gaps imminent for California spring vegetables following record rains
- "This next step opens the door for the apple variety to be grown in other countries and sold under the Soluna™ brand"
- Chinese shiitake grower opens production in Poland and Spain
- South African onions increasingly important to the UK & Europe
- "Australia's grape exports start strong in Asia"
Top 5 - last week
- “We hoped to harvest more than 400 tons of early potatoes, but I'll be surprised if we get to harvest 150 tons”
- "We produce 70 tons of mushrooms per day"
- Eastern buyers prefer the taste of South African Grannies
- Israeli farmer grows world's heaviest lemon
- Berg River grape farm forgoes a packhouse for field packing
Top 5 - last month
- Tropical cyclone Freddy brings heavy rains in parts of South Africa
- "Consumers will happily pay two euros for a Mars bar or can of Coke but not for their veg”
- "I spent 10 years as a worker, now I manage 120 hectares of citrus fruit, stone fruit and strawberries"
- PM Hipkins learns that most Hawke’s Bay crops were uninsured
- Supermarkets limiting sales of veg per customer
Port of Koper gateway to Asia for Europe
The reefer fruit terminal started back in the 1960's to receive citrus fruit from Israel and was the first in the former Yugoslavia to start operating in this type of service. They now have 290 reefer electrical outlets and 344 at the container terminal. There is XSense temperature cold chain sensor installation, phytosanitary inspection at terminal and ripening facilities for bananas (processing around 1800 tons per month).
Changes in the market have meant that the port is looking into expanding their existing 280 ha of port area. Dredging is already planned so they can accommodate two large vessels simultaneously in the future. The reefer terminal is located next to the container terminal which makes it possible to perform customs and phytosanitary procedures, which comply to EU standards, quickly and efficiently, so that the goods are able to leave the port within a couple of hours.
The Port of Koper finds itself in a perfect situation as the gateway to Europe from Asia and vice versa. The Port has seen a 30% growth in the last year, while other ports saw a decline, and Milena said that she believes that this is largely due to shorter transit times to the centre of Europe and good cost calculations.
In a recent study of transport times from Shanghai to Southern Germany, it was proven that the Port of Koper was the fastest port for time-sensitive goods. Geographically, they are the first port of call for Ocean pier lines from Asian destinations.
Along with Asia, the port is in a good position to serve European markets, with delivery to most European destinations within 1 to 2 days.
For more information:
Port of Koper
Tel: +386 5 66 56 909; 905
Author: Heather Wicks
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