The port of Venice against global warming for Paris COP 21
Global warming will not slow down without radical innovations in the transportation system. These innovations should aim at constantly choosing the shortest and most efficient transportation paths.
The port of Venice can and will give a significant contribution in this fight against greenhouse gases with its innovative Offshore-Onshore Port System (VOOPS).
Venice’s project makes it possible for goods to follow the shortest possible route between China and Europe.
This result is achieved by ensuring the minimum transport cost on the maritime route: adding new port and logistics capacity to the other ports in the North Adriatic Port Association (Trieste, Koper and Rijeka) makes it convenient for large container vessels (18,000 TEUs and above) to call at the Northern Adriatic, thus leveraging economies of scale and lower fuel consumption along the full China-Europe route.
The project ensures the minimum transport cost on the inland-leg of the logistic chain: Venice is, geographically, the closest port to the center of European manufacturing industry.
On the Suez-Munich route, it means a saving of 78 kg of CO2 for each transported container (TEU) compared with the choice of forwarding it through the Northern Sea ports.