LJUBLJANA, July 30 (Xinhua) -- The operator of Slovenia's sole maritime port Koper at Adriatic Sea has been granted green light to build a new mooring for vessels designed to carry wheeled cargo, also called RORO (roll-on/roll-off) ships.
The 8.83 million-euro investment is expected to be completed in 2021, according to the Slovenian Press Agency on Monday.
The authority of Luka Koper (Port Koper), which is in the process of obtaining a building permit for the project, said that the new mooring was important primarily for the car terminal, as car transshipment is increasing at the highest rate.
It will also be used by the Slovenian army and will also relieve some of the traffic in the port, as extensive investments are envisaged for the needs of the container terminal, it added.
The investment, which will be carried out by Luka Koper on its own, has two phases, with the second phase envisaging an expansion and modernization of the existing RORO mooring in 2020.