ADRI-UP: an effective example of cooperative infrastructural investment fostering the East Med and Black Sea connections27th giugno 2018
ADRI-UP @ Transport Logistic 201930th luglio 2019
ADRI-UP Action, cofinanced by CEF-T Programme, has been presented in Logitrans Fair held in Istanbul, the most important trade fair of the logistics industry in Turkey and in the Eurasian Region, from 14th to 16th of November 2018. The project has been hosted in the Trieste Port Authority stand.
The event has attracted 136 exhibitors from 20 countries and 14.100 visitors from more than 50 countries, interested in developing new business opportunities for logistics and transport solutions between European Union markets and Extra-EU countries.
Specifically, the Turkish logistics sector generated a turnover of 65 billion euro in 2017, with an important export propensity to EU countries and highly concentrated on maritime and intermodal freight transport. To this regard, Igoumenitsa, Trieste and Ancona ports, as well as Interporto di Trieste RRT, are sharply affected by Turkish Ro-Ro traffic, both in terms of shipping carrier calling services and road hauliers transits. It is worth mentioning that around 90% of the Ro-Ro traffic throughput in the Port of Trieste last year has origin/destination in Turkey.
The opportunity to foster the current connections between ADRI-UP partners and Turkish logistics market operators as well as the willingness to outline the on-going infrastructural investments underpinned by the CEF cofinanced Action in the ports and RRT involved, allowing thus the increase of intermodal traffic between Turkey and EU countries using Motorways of the Sea, have been the crucial points raised during the bilateral meetings.
Mr. Andrea Ghersinich from Trieste Port Authority and Mr. Matteo Arena from Rete Autostrade Mediterranee, in-house agency of the Italian Ministry of Infrastructures and Transport, have illustrated to freight forwarders, shipping agencies and logistics companies the already existing Motorways of the Sea links and the related port’s hinterland intermodal facilities, as well as the port infrastructures upgrading projects foreseen in ADRI-UP core nodes, aiming at boosting sustainable freight flows in the South–East Mediterranean by using maritime corridors and promoting consequently modal shift on international transports and efficient connections among ports and hinterland nodes.
The ADRI-UP project, CEF cofinanced Action nr. 2015-EU-TM-0310-M, contributes to the development and the upgrade of the MoS corridors in the Eastern Mediterranean Area, specifically on the MoS link Trieste-Ancona-Igoumenitsa, by boosting the development of port infrastructures in the ports of Trieste, Ancona and Igoumenitsa and on the RRT of Fernetti and Igoumenitsa, contributing to the fulfillment of TEN-T policy priorities and promoting sustainable and low-emission freight logistics chains. More specifically, the projects foresees the construction of the Igoumenitsa Freight Village and its road accessibility, the intermediate and final design of the new Ro-Pax terminal and the upgrading of railway infrastructures in the Port of Ancona, the functional restructuring of the Ro-Ro pier VI in the port of Trieste and the electrification of the rail yard in Interporto di Trieste RRT.
The aim of the Conference was to exchange views and practices from both the Port and Maritime community, Adriatic - Ionian - Egnatia, and all the parties involved in the supply chain, focusing on issues related to offering common effective and competitive services and to shared infrastructural strategies and investments. Important issues and viewpoints set out during the interventions of which showed that the development of the ADRIETA Multimodal Transport Corridor will contribute to the modernization of the transport system in the region as well as to the overall development of the international, national and regional economy of the Adriatic-Ionian region, in compliance also to the Action Plan settled in the EUSAIR EU Macro Regional Strategy.
In this framework, Adri-up has been considered an important example and best practice of cooperative and selective investments to increase existing freight flows and intercept new traffics for the development of the area.
The project co-financed by the CEF programme, through the planned infrastructure upgrading in the Ports of Ancona, Trieste, Igoumenitsa and their respective inland terminals, aims at increasing port capacity and improving the connectivity between the main Adriatic-Ionian logistics hubs linking four out of the nine core corridors of the TEN-T network: Scan-Med, Bac, Med and Orient-East Med.
To this regard, the activities of the project carry on: the Adri-up Steering Committee was held in Sivota the 21th of June. The partners were reunited and they discussed, among others, about the administrative requirements of the project, the progress of the activities as well as the next promotional events where Adri-up will be presented.