On 1st December 2015 in Koper, a very large platform of partners attended the Kick-off meeting of the project Fresh Food Corridors, which has been co-financed by the CEF programme. The project, coordinated by Luka Koper, includes 20 partners from Italy, France, Cyprus, Israel and Slovenia and will last till October 2017.
Fresh Food Corridors project will address innovative solutions establishing perishable goods logistic chains, creating an innovative logistics chain that will link the Middle East countries with the main Central European markets via 3 Mediterranean ports: Marseille, Venice and Koper (plus a feasibility study via the port of La Spezia and Cyprus). The project will create a platform to coordinate the transportation of reefer containers along the whole logistics chain, connecting the Motorways of the Sea coming from non-EU countries with the railway connections from the three Mediterranean ports to the inland market of Central Europe. For this objective, the project will approach also ICT solutions, improving tracing of cargo and speeding up the certifications for perishable goods controls.
Besides the ports, the project partners are also: shipowners and their agents, railway operators, forwarders, technology enterprises, exporters and traders coming from European Countries (Italy, France, Slovenia, Cyprus) and extra-EU countries (Israel). A large platform of stakeholders has been just involved and will be enlarged in the next months. The project fully supports the corridors policy according the new TEN-T regulation and develops environmental friendly solutions.
The project budget is 21,4 mio €, the EU cofinancing is 50%.