Priority Axis 3 - Connected Region

Overview

Overview

Project Summary

To date, 74% of EU trade goes by ship and 37% of the total intra-EU exchange of goods (in tonne-km) goes through the EU’s ports (source: EC, “Ports: gateways of the TEN-T”). 27% of EU ports total freight volumes are handled in Mediterranean ports and a 50% rise in traffic is expected by 2030. It is clear that infrastructures and transport services must be upgraded in order to accommodate such freight volumes. In particular, the poor cooperation, inadequacy of hard and soft infrastructure shared among relevant actors and massive road congestion affecting port-hinterland connections, significantly hinder the efficiency of intermodal freight flows.
To this end, the ISTEN project aims at qualifying ADRION ports as strategic nodes and hubs for the ADRION Region by setting up a transnational cooperation network and a joint action plan to improve hinterland intermodal connections, in particular by supporting rail freight flows and last mile links to the TEN-T Corridors.
ISTEN involves ports from Italy, Greece, Montenegro, Albania, Croatia and Slovenia as main gateways to the TEN-T and Adriatic-Ionian Motorway of the Sea. Main objectives of the project are to:
1) steer priorities of involved territories by identifying integrated infrastructure planning at transnational level and consistent investment strategies;
2) provide guidelines & criteria for defining legal, technical and operational conditions useful to establish an efficient ADRION transnational network;
3) develop a specific, innovative toolbox to be used by relevant actors to analyse and define suitable conditions for establishing robust networks of stakeholders;
4) define IT solutions and services for the communication and knowledge management;
5) increase capacity building in planning infrastructures and identify measures and actions to be adopted for setting-up integrated hubs;
6) enhance the efficiency and environmental sustainability of freight logistics flows across the ADRION area.
ISTEN final output is a transnational action plan for the development of an integrated hubs network at ADRION level. Regional & National authorities, as well as freight operators and other actors involved in the logistics chain will benefit from it. Such cooperation efforts will positively affect transport efficiency and environmental sustainability at ADRION Region level.
ISTEN contributes to these objectives by:
- analysing local bottlenecks in maritime-rail network, related to transnational corridors and ports;
- defining measures to improve rail accessibility in the hinterland-port context and promote modal shift to the rail transport;
- identifying guidelines to organize transnational groups of stakeholders and promoting the exchange of knowledge within the ADRION area.

INFORMATION

Call

ADRION - FIRST CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Project Acronym

ISTEN

Project Number

448

Programme Priority

3) Connected Region

Specific objective

Enhance capacity for integrated transport and mobility services and multimodality in the Adriatic-Ionian area

Start – End Date

2017-12-01 – 2020-11-30

Total budget

EUR 1,332,000.00

EU contribution:
ERDF budget

EUR 920,550.00

IPAII budget

EUR 211,650.00

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Project partnership

Lead partner       Project partner

LEAD PARTNER

Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria - Engineering Department of Information, Infrastructures and Sustainable Energy (DIIES)
Engineering Department of Information, Infrastructures and Sustainable Energy (DIIES)

Address
Via Graziella - Feo di Vito, | 89124 – Reggio Calabria
ITALIA
Contact person
Mr. Domenico Gattuso, domenico.gattuso@unirc.it

PROJECT PARTNERS

Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH)
Hellenic Institute of Transport

Address
6th km Charilaou – Thermi Road, | 57001 – Thermi-Thessaloniki
ΕΛΛΑΔΑ (ELLADA)
Contact person
Ms. Aristos Halatsis, halatsis@certh.gr

Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia
Center for Project Management

Address
Resavska, 13-15 | 11000 – Belgrade
SERBIA
Contact person
Mr. Nebojša Jevtić, nebojsa.jevtic@pks.rs

Institute for Transport and Logistics Foundation

Address
Viale A. Moro, 38 | 40127 – Bologna
ITALIA
Contact person
Mr. Giuseppe Luppino, giuseppe.luppino@regione.emilia-romagna.it

Port Authority of Šibenik-Knin County

Address
Draga, 14 | 22000 – Šibenik
HRVATSKA
Contact person
Ms. Nikolina Aras, nikolina.aras@luskz.hr

Port Network Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea

Address
via L. von Bruck, 3 | 34144 – Trieste
ITALIA
Contact person
Mr. Alberto Cozzi, acozzi@porto.trieste.it

Port of Bar Holding Company
Development and Cargo handling Department / Development Division

Address
Obala 13 jula bb, | 85000 – Bar
ЦРНА ГОРА (CRNA GORA)
Contact person
Mr. Rade Stanisic, rade.stanisic@lukabar.me

Port of Koper, port and logistic system, public limited company
Department for strategic development

Address
Vojkovo nabrežje, 38 | 6501 – Koper
SLOVENIJA
Contact person
Mr. Roberto Richter, roberto.richter@luka-kp.si

Regional Council of Durres
Department of Regional Development Policies

Address
Lagjia, 2 | 2001 – Durres
ALBANIA
Contact person
Mr. Jovan Likja, jovan.likja@qarkudurres.gov.al

Thessaloniki Port Authority S.A

Address
Pier A, Port of Thessaloniki, | 54012 – Thessaloniki
ΕΛΛΑΔΑ (ELLADA)
Contact person
Ms. Stella Fassa, sfassa@thpa.gr