The SaFE (Security and Facility Expertise) project ensures that the port's facilities are monitored at all times through a video surveillance system and checks on people and vehicles accessing the area. SaFe's tasks include:
- monitoring the areas of the Marittima, S. Andrea, S. Marta, S. Basilio with video surveillance and access control systems;
- CCTV monitoring of the whole area of Porto Marghera controlled by the Port Authority, and video surveillance of the main channels and stretches of water facing the Commercial Port and the petrochemical facilities;
- monitoring the waterway connecting the Lido Port Mouth to the Marittima passing through St. Mark's Basin.
The Hydra project is designed to control, manage and ensure safety and security of water traffic in the Giudecca Channel.
Implemented using an innovative integrated system based on the simultaneous use of synthetic vision and optical and thermal 3D tracing systems, Hydra provides real time information on the traffic in the channel which is then memorised in a dedicated database.
The Port of Venice was the first port in Italy to implement a scanner to check inbound trucks and containers. It allows the port to bring security to a higher level and is especially beneficial for traffic directed to the US, where it is mandatory to use such instruments to check imported freight.