The Action aims at enhancing a viable, regular and reliable sea-based transport service integrated in the logistic chain along the Adriatic-Ionian transport corridor between the port of Venice and the Ionian Sea/West Greece port cluster (Igoumenitsa and Patras) and so contributing to reduce economic, social and environmental costs related to port and logistics activities.
More precisely the Action's objectives are:
- Reducing congestion through modal shift
- Streamlining freight flows
- Improving interoperability & co-modality
- Facilitating coherent traffic quality and logistic chain integration
The Action consists in infrastructure and facilities investments (works and studies) necessary to remove bottlenecks and to improve efficiency of the logistic chain on the Adriatic-Ionian corridor. The Action intends to support the transport of trucks, unaccompanied trailers and cars by Roll on-Roll off (RoRo) and Ro-Pax ships between the north Adriatic area and the cluster of Greek ports of Igoumenitsa and Patras. This will strengthen the efficiency of transport services between the two areas and further foster modal shift from road to maritime transport.
In the Port of Venice the intervention will regard the realisation of a new RoRo terminal in the Fusina area in order to move traffic away from the city centre. The new terminal will host all the RoRo vessels calling the port of Venice and will play a central role as logistic park directly linked to rail network to collect and distribute goods loaded and unloaded from the vessels.
Regarding the port of Igoumenitsa, the action foresees the completion of preliminary studies for the establishment of a freight village in the Thesprotia region, serving freight transport to and from the Adriatic.
State of progress on 31 December 2012:
The Action has started but there are delays in the completion of preliminary works in the new ro-ro terminal in Venice mainly due to environmental issues (contamination, late approval of EIA etc). Delays incurred also in the publication of the tender for the technical consultant to be selected by the Port Authority of Igoumenitsa.
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Member States involved:
Start date: January 2011
End date: December 2014
Beneficiaries & Implementing bodies:
Venice Port Authority
Igoumenitsa Port Authority
Coordinator’s Report of the Priority Project
European Commission, DG MOVE