The Action aims at enhancing a viable, regular and reliable sea-based transport service integrated in the logistic chain along the Adriatic-Ionian transport corridor between the port of Venice and the Ionian Sea/West Greece port cluster (Igoumenitsa and Patras) and so contributing to reduce economic, social and environmental costs related to port and logistics activities.
More precisely the Action’s objectives are:
The Action consists in infrastructure and facilities investments (works and studies) necessary to remove bottlenecks and to improve efficiency of the logistic chain on the Adriatic-Ionian corridor. The Action intends to support the transport of trucks, unaccompanied trailers and cars by Roll on-Roll off (RoRo) and Ro-Pax ships between the north Adriatic area and the cluster of Greek ports of Igoumenitsa and Patras. This will strengthen the efficiency of transport services between the two areas and further foster modal shift from road to maritime transport.
In the Port of Venice the intervention will regard the realisation of a new RoRo terminal in the Fusina area in order to move traffic away from the city centre. The new terminal will host all the RoRo vessels calling the port of Venice and will play a central role as logistic park directly linked to rail network to collect and distribute goods loaded and unloaded from the vessels.
Regarding the port of Igoumenitsa, the action foresees the completion of preliminary studies for the establishment of a freight village in the Thesprotia region, serving freight transport to and from the Adriatic.