The optimal sea route for delivery of products and cargo from Southern and Eastern Europe, including Ukraine, to Central Asia and further to the East passes through Slovenia and the Suez Canal. Robert Sever, the director of the Transport Association of the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, stated this at the 12th congress of the South-Eastern European Association of Freight Forwarding and Logistics Companies held in Odesa in June 2-3, the CFTS correspondent reports
Server offered to work with Ukrainian businesses on this this route. "I present to you such an ‘axis’ from the Slovenian port of Koper. Located nearby is Ljubljana, which is on the route of international transport corridors leading to the Baltic States and the Balkans. They, in turn, connect to other European transport corridors. Slovenia also links transportation routes from Ukraine and Turkey," Sever said.
According to him, the presence of additional markets is among the additional advantages of this route. "Slovenia has an export economy and practically all the neighboring countries – Austria, Hungary, Croatia and others – are its main markets," he said.
The discussion’s moderator Kostas Sandalcidis, who is the director of the Turkish division of the M&M Militzer & Munch company, noted that inter-modal transport is developed in Slovenia.