KOPER – Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, the French Minister of Transport, today visited the Port of Koper as part of his official visit to Slovenia.The Port of Koper has been cooperating for decades with French logistics companies, first and foremost with the French shipowner CMA CGM which has been using the Port of Koper for more than 20 years to serve the markets of Central Europe. In fact, the French shipowner is one of the largest in the container terminal. According to the shipowner’s representatives who took part in the visit, they intend to strengthen their presence in the Slovenian port further. With this regard, they are counting on the increased port’s capacities, as for instance the extended Pier I and the increased capacity of the Container Terminal. They also rely on the increased capacity of the rail link between the port and the hinterland in the light of the construction of an additional track that has just started. The Port of Koper which currently operates the largest Car Terminal on the European side of the Mediterranean also stores cars from French manufacturers. Last year, over 100,000 vehicles of French brands were handled.