Motorways of the Sea Conference on Efficient shipping operations - Transport and Traffic Management, safety and the Human element
Venice - Marittima, Terminal 103
25/26 March 2015
The “Motorways of the Sea Conference on Efficient shipping operations - Transport and Traffic Management, safety and the Human element” European Conference will be held on 25th and 26th of March at terminal 103 of the Venice Passengers Terminal. The conference is promoted by the Motorways of Sea European Coordinator, Mr. Brian Simpson, with the support of Venice Port Authority.
Under the global objective of making sea transport efficient whilst environmentally sustainable, and starting from the several initiatives funded by the TEN-T program, the event intends to trace the future strategies and policies paths to be implemented in the Community framework of the shipping and motorways of the sea topics, thanks to the interventions of the major public and private actors operating in the maritime, industrial and energy sectors. The event is also an important opportunity to deepen other important related themes, such as opportunities offered by the new CEF program and financial perspective provided by the Juncker plan.
The Venice event is one of the initiatives promoted by DG-MOVE and follows the recent conference "Sustainable shipping for reduction of emissions" held the last November in Gothenburg.
The TEN-T Programme has funded numerous development interventions in the port: projects for the upgrading of the existing infrastructure in the commercial part of the port of Venice; initiatives to finance the expansion of the capacity of the port infrastructure through the development of new terminals and of the Offshore Terminal (via Public Project Financing - PPP), the prototype design of the ICT platform for the NAPA ports (ITS NAPA) and the navigation monitoring system in the Po Basin (RIS), and, among the most recent projects, POSEIDON MED, the first project in the Adriatic and the Mediterranean Sea for the LNG storage and supply and the first initiatives involving non-EU countries, including Qatar and Cyprus.