Connecting Europe Facility
Veneto Region coordinated initiative enhancing core intermodal nodes
Veneto Intermodal is an European project co-financed by the Programme Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), promoted and coordinated by Interporto Quadrante Europa di Verona, involving among the partners Regione Veneto, Rete Ferroviaria Italiana and North Adriatic Sea Port Authority.
The aim is to improve the efficiency and integration of the three regional priority nodes (port of Venice, dry ports of Padua and Verona) into the Trans-european Transport Network (TEN-T), in particular into the Mediterranean, Baltic-Adriatic and Scandinavian-Mediterranean Corridors crossing the regional territory. Actions will be developed to improve railway accessibility and last-mile connections.
The project is developed within the framework of the Regione Veneto Transport Plan and it is related to the logistics and freight transport sectors. The project has an overall budget of € 4 million, co-financed at 50 %, and it will finish at the end of 2021.
What for the Port of Venice and Chioggia
The North Adriatic Sea Port Authority will carry out the definitive and executive design of a new railway link inside the commercial port to connect the western part of the port network to the railway station of Marghera Scalo.
Channeling the Green Deal for Venice
“Channeling the Green Deal for Venice” is a Connecting Europe Facility European funded project (2020-2023) that tackles the limited nautical accessibility of the ports of Venice and Chioggia, fully respecting the environment and the Venice Lagoon.
Innovative scientific approach will find concrete multi-faceted solutions, addressing both the structural point of view and the dredging and maintenance managerial perspective for the regulation of nautical traffic and sediments’ flows, improving the sustainability of the navigation in the Malamocco-Marghera main canal.
What for the Port of Venice and Chioggia
The Port Network Authority of the Northern Adriatic Sea has a total budget of 1.7 million euros at its disposal, 50% co-funded by European Union funds to evaluate, in relation to the maritime traffic, the hydrodynamic impact on the Malamocco-Marghera Canal and the neighboring strips, triggered by the transit of ships along the canal itself. Due to this monitoring, interventions must be identified to be carried out along both the canal and the surrounding areas, in order to stem the frequent corrosion of the canals.
This action can also introduce new management models to regulate traffic. Each solution identified will then be verified, as part of the project, and constantly monitored, always safeguarding the best possible nautical accessibility and the environment.
The project “MoS Venice-Patras. Developing and upgrading of the East-Mediterranean MoS link Italy-Greece” co-finances actions to support and strengthen the RoRo – RoPax connection between Italy and Greece, thanks to infrastructural investments for an improved logistics chain, more efficient management of traffic flows and to increase the relative capacity of the two ports.
What for the Port of Venice
In the port of Venice the works to complete the Fusina MoS terminal are foreseen; the beneficiary and concessionaire Venice Ro Port Mos is in charge of dredging of the 2^ basin and to implementing the Terminal safety and security system.
Green and Connected Ports (GreenCPorts) project started in June 2019. It’s coordinated by the Fundación Valenciaport and co-financed by the CEF programme. It involves as partners the North Adriatic Sea Port Authority, and the ports of Bremenhaven, Wilhelmshaven and Pireus.
The aim of the project is to provide the partners with a wide series of suitable digital instruments and technologies to support the environmental sustainability of the efficiency of port operations in the central TEN-T network.
What for the Ports of Venice and Chioggia
The North Adriatic Sea Port Authority, by exploiting digital tools, improves the navigation in the port canals and makes it safer also with bad weather and low visibility, increasing the efficiency of port operation in Venice and Chioggia.
LNG Facility in the port of Venice
The project “LNG Facility in the port of Venice” contributes to the development of the EU Directive 2014/94 that sets out the deadline of 31st December 2025 for the realization in the European maritime ports of an adequate number of LNG refuelling points for LNG powered vessels for inland and maritime navigation.
The project is coordinated by the North Adriatic Sea Port Authority and participated by the private company Venice LNG SpA.
For the port of Venice, the company Venice LNG realizes one LNG multi-modal facility with a storage capacity of about 32,000m3 for LNG storage, supply and distribution, that is foreseen to start operating in 2023.
The LNG facility is included in the port three-year Operational Plan in full agreement with the National Port and Logistics Plan. It is also recognized as “European interest project” as listed in the work plans for the Baltic-Adriatic and Mediterranean corridors for the development of the priority European Transport Network (TEN-T) to be completed by 2030.
The project of the private company Venice LNG is co-financed for the 20% by European CEF funds:
- – 1^ phase of LNG terminal construction with theGAINN4SEA project (vedi scheda sopra)
- – 2^ phaseof LNG terminal construction with “LNG Facility in the port of Venice” project
he North Adriatic Sea Port Authority is involved as coordinator of the Action.
The GAINN4SEA Project is part of the deployment phase of the GAINN_IT global initiative promoted by the Italian Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure (MIT) for the realization of the Italian national strategic Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) network.
It is included in the context of the EU Directive 2014/94/EU that sets out the deadline of December 2025 for the realization in the European maritime ports of an adequate number of LNG refuelling points for LNG powered vessels for inland and maritime navigation.
GAINN4SEA is participated by the ports of Venice and Livorno and the private companies Venice LNG and Livorno LNG.
For the port of Venice, the company Venice LNG realizes one LNG multi-modal facility with a storage capacity of about 32,000m3 for LNG storage, supply and distribution, that is foreseen to start operating in 2023. The LNG terminal is included in the port three-year Operational Plan in full agreement with the National Port and Logistics Plan.
It is also recognized as “European interest project” and listed in the work plans for the Baltic-Adriatic and Mediterranean corridors for the development of the priority European Transport Network (TEN-T) to be completed by 2030.
The project of the private company Venice LNG is co-financed for the 20% by European CEF funds:
- – 1^ phase of LNG terminal construction with the GAINN4SEA project
- – 2^ phase of LNG terminal construction with “LNG Facility in the port of Venice” project”
The North Adriatic Sea Port Authority is involved as coordinator of the local development of the Action.
Iniziativa GAINN_IT – Gas Innovation Network
Le iniziative GAINN sono promosse e coordinate dal Ministero delle Infrastrutture e dei Trasporti italiano, al fine di creare la rete italiana di carburanti alternativi. Anche nell’ambito di queste iniziative, il porto di Venezia sviluppa impianti pilota per diventare un hub logistico marittimo e stradale per il gas naturale liquefatto nel Nord Adriatico.
Durata: 1/06/2015 – 30/09/2019
Stati membri coinvolti: Italia
Le attività co-finanziate nell’ambito del progetto GAINN4CORE promuovono l’uso di carburanti alternativi in considerazione delle restrizioni sulle emissioni di zolfo per il trasporto marittimo e contribuiscono alla definizione del quadro normativo nazionale che comprende anche leggi e regolamenti per la fornitura di carburante alle navi e dei tipi di strutture che saranno sviluppate identificandone anche i porti e le aree di localizzazione delle stesse, in conformità con la Direttiva 2014/94/UE sulla realizzazione di un’infrastruttura per i combustibili alternativi.
Al progetto aderiscono anche i porti di Genova, La Spezia, Livorno, Augusta, Ancona e Ravenna, per un valore complessivo di oltre 13 milioni di euro sotto il coordinamento del Ministero delle Infrastrutture e dei Trasporti.
Durata: 1/01/2015 – 30/09/2019
Stati membri coinvolti: Spagna, Italia, Portogallo, Francia, Slovenia e Croazia
Il progetto GAINN4MOS promuove operazioni per lo sviluppo di GNL nei porti e per lo shipping come azioni pilota innovative ed è coordinato dal Porto di Valencia.
In particolare, saranno svolte le seguenti azioni:
- – studi di ingegneria per le infrastrutture portuali di GNL;
- – stazioni pilota per il bunkeraggio di GNL nei porti della rete core;
- – costruzioni di stazioni GNL break-bulking.
Nell’ambito dell’iniziativa GAINN_IT, l’Autorità di Sistema Portuale svolgerà studi sugli aspetti di accessibilità e di sicurezza funzionali alla futura realizzazione di depositi e alla distribuzione di GNL nell’area portuale veneziana.
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Project duration: 01/06/2015 – 31/12/2020
Project total budget: € 53,279,405
Member States involved: Cyprus, Greece, Italy
POSEIDON MED II foresees actions and initiatives towards the adoption of LNG as marine fuel in the East Mediterranean Sea (Greece, Italy and Cyprus).
In the Port of Venice, Rimorchiatori Riuniti Panfido builds the first highly innovative prototype of a bunkering vessel for the transport and bunkering of LNG to ships, in order to complete the LNG supply chain in Venice and the North-Adriatic area. The co-financing concerns the design and construction of this ship prototype called SBBT (Semi Ballastable Barge Transporter).
The North Adriatic Sea Port Authority takes part in the project in compliance with the 2014/94/UE, as adopted by the National strategic framework for the supply of LNG (D.Lgs. 257/2016). This foresees (art. 6) that member states ensure the realization of an adequate number of LNG refueling points in the maritime ports of the TEN-T core network within December 31, 2025. Besides, these activities comply with the National port and logistics plan, that establishes the obligation for the Port Authorities to draft Energy Environmental Plans to realize LNG storage and distribution infrastructures.
European Flagship Action for cold ironing in ports
“Ealing” (European Flagship Action for cold ironing in ports) is a European project funded by the Connecting Europe Facility CEF Program in which the North Adriatic Sea Port Authority, ports of Venice and Chioggia, is a partner with the aim to carry out concrete actions to reduce carbon emissions through the implementation of Onshore Power Supply (OPS) solutions.
Objectives Analysis and expected results
The actions foreseen in the project aim at contributing to the achievement of the objectives of the “EU Green Deal“, for a transport system with low emissions and implementing the Directive on alternative fuels (DAFI 94/2014) which asks for the creation of electricity supply points for ships in the “core” ports by 31/12/2025. All the ports involved will have, for example, to implement installations for the supply of electricity to ships.
Duration, budget and countries involved
Duration: 01/06/2020 – 30/06/2023
Total budget: The total budget consists in 6,9 million euros co-financed at 50% by European Union funds. 290.000 euros are assigned to the North Adriatic Sea Port Authority in order to develop preliminary technical studies on the infrastructures necessary in the ports of Venice and Chioggia in order to supply electricity to the ships.
Countries involved: The project is coordinated by the Port of Valencia Foundation. Among the project partners there are also Fincantieri as well as ports of Trieste and Ancona, Valencia, Barcelona, Piraeus, Rafina, Koper, Huelva, Gijón, and Black Sea Ports of Burgas and Varna, and the Irish Ports Association.
STM (Sea Traffic Management) Validation Project is the continuation of the Monnalisa Project.
It connects and updates the maritime world in real time, with efficient information exchange. Through data exchange among selected parties such as ships, service providers and shipping companies, STM creates a new paradigm for maritime information sharing offering tomorrow´s digital infrastructure for shipping.
The Port of Venice, in STM validation project, integrates a network of meteo sensors to provide real time information to ships and to the port community through its PCS. The implemetation is tested with the support of Rimorchiatori Riuniti Panfido, that is the tug service company operating in the Port of Venice.
Data are sent in real-time also to the AIS network and to the shore and fleet control centers with the scope of improving the nautical accessibility.
“Ursa Major Neo” is a European project that aims at developing an ITS platform (Intelligent Transport Services) to improve road traffic management along the core European multi-modal corridors, namely the set of major freight routes crossing European countries.
The main objective to be reached with pilot actions and investments – both on the network and on the management (soft measures) – is the integration between the motorways’ information systems and the ports, for better planning and smooth management of those routes between motorways, ordinary roads and port accesses, expecially for heavy vehicles, with consequent positive effect also on lowering Co2 emissions.
The North Adriatic Sea port Authority (ports of Venice and Chioggia) will develop a monitoring and information system for logistic operators, aimed at reducing waiting times for access to port terminals and, in general, optimizing gate in and gate out processes to the port (AGS – Automated Gate System).
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The project FRESH FOOD CORRIDORS will start new logistics chains to deliver perishable goods considering the Motorways of the sea concept from non-EU countries till the main European markets.
The fresh products will enter Europe through the ports of Venice, Koper and Marseille and thanks to a new integrated logistics chain of fast shipping for perishable products it will travel from Israel–Jordan–Palestine to the final destinations in central and northern Europe.
Dry and reefer containers will move from their origin by inland transportation modes to the gateway ports, then by vessels on a scheduled service between non-EU ports in the Mediterranean (Israel) to the three EU ports, then by dedicated rail services to Northern logistical centres (e.g. Rotterdam) and then by truck to the end client. The Action is complemented by a pilot on a further corridor (Cyprus – Egypt) focused on IT and process integration and by a transferability analysis of the concept between the Port of La Spezia and further non-EU countries.