2017 Green Week
On the occasion of the Green Week the Port of Venice will have the opportunity to illustrate how much and to which extent the commitment to fulfil the sustainability-logistics combination is central to its development.
The first leg of the tour, involving approximately 150 students and researchers coming from all over Italy, will be divided into two: an outdoor technical tour to directly visit sites that have been reclaimed and innovative solutions adopted in the port and an indoor event to detail methods, models, scientific data.
The tour will be held in the passenger port, the so called Marittima area, an area covering approximately 50 hectares, that has been deeply changed since 2000, when it was still a hybrid of freight traffic, brownfield sites and reclamation areas.
During the first “sustainability tour” it will be therefore possible to visit the different passenger Terminals that are not just proof of the requalification of warehouses previously used for goods storage but also new models of architecture, equipped with innovative technologies, including modern and safe passengers boarding/disembarkation.
Near the terminals, the areas that in the past have been reclaimed and are now an example of revamping, the land energy supply systems of vessels as the innovative rainwater purification systems and next-generation LED lighting installations to achieve energy saving rates up to 80% will also be part of the tour.
At the end of the outdoor tour, the group will be taken inside Terminal 103, where port technicians and engineers will illustrate the main environmental interventions – land reclamation, water treatment methods and plants, activities to protect air quality – and the new perspectives on the sustainability of the port activities linked to the LNG power supply of marine engines.
Furthermore, Venezia Terminal Passeggeri will illustrate some innovative solutions – fully conceived and designed by its subsidiary VTP Engineering – that allow for a more effective management of passenger flows, the reduction in lay days and the reduction in energy consumption linked to port activities.