Logistics Business Days in Port Koper / Luka Koper
24 – 25 April 2024

Grand Hotel Bernardin ***** / Portorož, Słowenia

Programme of The Logistics Business Days in Port of Koper

23 April 2024

For those participants who will arrive in Portorož on Tuesday, there is a joint outing planned to nearby Piran. If you would like to join, please meet at the reception of the Grand Hotel Bernardin at 19:00.

24 April 2024

08:30 – 10:00Registration
10:00 – 10:15Opening of the conference and welcoming guests
10:15 – 11:15OPENING DEBATE:
Infrastructure investments and development of international railway connections of the Port of Koper
Shifting freight from roads to rail is an important factor in the development of freight transport and the integration of seaports with the hinterland. As a part of the green revolution in logistics, railways are to become the basic mode of transport for bulk freight, intermodal transport and the transport of vehicles and machines. What opportunities for the development of rail transport will arise due to infrastructure investments in the Port of Koper and mainlines on the Baltic-Adriatic Corridor?

Moderator: Sebastjan Sik, Director Corporate Communications, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia


  • Mojca Presl Kokalj,Commercial director, CEO, SŽ-Tovorni promet, d. o. o.
  • Maciej Cetnerowski, Intermodal Development Director, LTG Cargo Polska
  • Kamil Holenda, Chief Commercial Officer, PKP CARGO INTERNATIONAL a.s.
  • Peter Janežič,  Director, Rail Cargo
  • Krzysztof Rybus, Owner Ecco Rail
11:15 – 11:45Coffee break
11:45 – 12:45DEBATE:
Sea and land logistics of the automotive industry
The automotive industry has begun the process of moving away from fossil fuels, to which both vehicle manufacturers, parts suppliers and the logistics sector cooperating with them must adapt. The global map of car production is changing with the growing share of Chinese companies in this market. Electric vehicles bring new challenges for carriers and logistics terminal operators.

Moderator: Marina Zanne, Associate Professor, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport


  • Sara Morato, Car and Ro-Ro Terminal Director, Luka Koper
  • Kinga Pikul, Sales and Logistic Manager,  Adampol S.A.
  • Piotr Firak, Commercial Director, STS Logistic
  • Lukas Polaczek Head of Intermodal DB Cargo Polska
12:45 – 14:00Lunch
14:00 – 15:00DEBATE:
Intermodal transport in cold chains in the Mediterranean region
The logistics of food products and other goods requiring controlled temperature is a complex process in terms of technology and organisation. A big challenge will be to reduce the impact of cold chains on the environment. Meanwhile, trade exchange in the food sector between Central Europe and the Mediterranean and Middle East regions is developing, for which the cooperation of the Port of Koper with logistics operators from Poland and neighbouring countries is important. The issue will be debated by experts and representatives of the TFL industry.

Moderator: Marta Waldman, Senior logistics development specialist. Logistics Research Group, Poznan Institute of Technology


  • Elena Margl,  Asset Sales Coordination Region SEE VTG Rail Europe GmbH
  • Milena Slobko-Jerman, Project Manager, Port Koper
  • Stephen Archer, CEO, Baltic Rail
  • Andrzej Skvarek, Board Advisor, Polfrost Internationale Spedition
  • Wojciech Sowiński, Business Development Manager, Balticon S.A.
15:00 – 16:00DEBATE:
Short Sea Shipping within the Baltic-Adriatic Corridor
The North-South transport corridor has become a driving force for the economic integration of Europe and the region of North Africa and the Middle East. Shipping in the Baltic and Mediterranean Sea and the development of seaports in Poland and the northern Adriatic play a key role for the functioning of the corridor. What are the development prospects for this type of services?

Moderator: Marek Tarczyński, Chairman of the Council of the Polish Chamber of Forwarding and Logistics


  • Maksymilian Czapiewski, Account Manager Port of Gdańsk Authority
  • Tomasz Górnikiewicz, Key Account Manager TT – Line
  • Daniel Krampikowski, Head of Sales, Rostock Port GmbH
  • Dominik Landa, Director Strategic Business Development and Intermodal, HHLA International HHLA Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG
  • Dariusz Mierkiewicz, Business Development Manager for Poland & North Europe, Port Koper
16:00 – 16:30Coffee break
16:30 – 17:30PARTNERS’ DEBATE

Moderator: Dorota Książkiewicz, Assistant Professor, Department of Transport Policy and Economic Integration, University of Gdańsk​


  • Przemysław Hołowacz, Dyrektor ds. rozwoju Grupy CSL
  • Mateusz Kalinowski, President of the Management Board of Meritus Systemy Informatyczne
  • Wojciech Łojewski, Transport Director/Board Member, Balticon S.A.
  • Michał Wrzoskiewicz, Business Development Manager , CLIP Intermodal
  • Rafał Zahorski, Port development officer, Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority



25 April 2024

10:00 – 14:00Study visit to the Port of Koper
14:00 – 15:00Lunch
15:00Unofficial networking with local partners


The organiser reserves the right to make changes to the programme.

The conference will be translated simultaneously into Slovenian.