The opportunities of the Upper Adriatic
The Adriatic at the heart of Europe
That cargo networks are not evenly distributed throughout Europe is clear for all to see. For example, many goods traded between Central and Eastern Europe and the Far East are often loaded or unloaded in Northern European ports.
This practice is often more expensive and clearly detrimental to the environment, as the longer routes to destination (either by land or sea) generate greater C02 emissions.
An easy solution consists in allowing freight to travel the shortest routes possible over land or sea. Located at the top-most end of the Adriatic sea, the Venice Port is the most natural point of arrival for cargo travelling to the flourishing economies of Central and Eastern Europe.
NAPA: co-ordinated and efficient services
The NAPA (North Adriatic Port Association) was established by the Port of Venice and the other Northern Adriatic ports to provide top quality logistics services to operators and to be more effective when relating with national and international institutions and markets.
NAPA is an international organisation whose members are the ports of Ravenna, Venice, Trieste, Koper and Rijeka. The aim is to join forces and co-ordinate maritime, road and railway infrastructure initiatives, advocating the harmonisation of rules and procedures to encourage trade.