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“Adri Up” project at the Adriatic Sea Forum 2017
27th aprile 2017 - 28th aprile 2017
Italy at the center of the project for the infrastructural and logistic enhancement of the Adriatic Ionian Corridor: the ports of Ancona and Trieste, the Trieste Freight Village and RAM as principle actors.
The European project Adri Up (Adriatic MoS Upgraded Services) will be present during the third edition of the Adriatic Sea Forum, which will take place in Budva (Montenegro) on 27th and 28th April 2017. The Forum is an international appointment for all operators of the ferries, cruises and nautical sectors and in general of the whole maritime industry of the Adriatic area. It represents the opportunity to discuss and analyze the new challenges and opportunities of the sector, with the goal of developing further new businesses and projects as well. Among those Rete Autostrade Mediterranee (RAM) together with the Central Adriatic Ports Authority will present the Adri Up project.
Adri Up, co-financed by the CEF Transport programme during the 2015 call for proposal, pursues the goal of developing and increasing the efficiency of the MoS services along the Italy-Greece corridor, with a look to the traffic flows from and towards non EU countries of the eastern Mediterranean Sea, through important infrastructural interventions in the core ports of Ancona and Trieste, in the Trieste Freight Village and in the Freight Village of Igoumenitsa, in Greece.
More specifically, the Action foresees the final and executive design for the upgrade of the railway infrastructures in the port area and for the realization of a new Ro-Pax terminal in the port of Ancona; the functional and technical restructuring of Pier n. 6 in the port of Trieste; the electrification and improvement of the access point for railway connections and capacity extension in Fernetti; the construction and development of road connections in the Freight Village of Igoumenitsa.
Said interventions will improve the connections between ports and hinterland nodes, will increase port facilities capacity as well as will promote sustainable maritime routes along the Adriatic Ionian area, connecting 4 TEN-T core network corridors: Scan-Med, Bac, Med and Orient-East Med.
The Adriatic Ionian intermodal Corridor is among the most used for freight traffic within the eastern Mediterranean basin: the capacity improvement and the enhancement of the port-hinterland connections foreseen by the Adri Up project will finally enable a concentration of traffic flows, with the relative improvement in port integration in the logistic chains, removing the main bottlenecks. With the transfer of freight from road to maritime and rail transport, it will be possible to guarantee the environmental sustainability of freight transport through the reduction of negative externalities.
The project will also favor the cooperation between ports, which is essential for the creation of efficient, sustainable and integrated connections.
“Adri Up represents a forerunner project and a good practice in respect both to the new national harbor planning and to the European transport policy – the President of the Central Adriatic Ports Authority, Mr. Rodolfo Giampieri and the President and CEO of RAM, Mr. Antonio Cancian, declared jointly – On one side, the activities cofinanced in the Action concern the maritime accessibility improvement, the promotion of intermodal connections within the port and the upgrading of the last mile connections, as suggested in the last Infrastructural and Transport national strategic documents”.
Then they both added: “On the other side, Adri Up ensures the improvement of the TEN-T horizontal priority of the Motorways of the Sea, connecting 4 TEN-T core network corridors and promoting economic and logistic cooperation along the Adriatic Ionian Axis, as stated in the TEN-T Regulations and in the EUSAIR Macro Regional Strategy. Adri Up is, finally, a flagship project, focusing Italian ports and logistic cluster in the EU context and affecting cargo traffic with non EU countries from the eastern Mediterranean basin as well”.