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PROJECT PORTS

Our Mission is increasing the connections between Italy, Albania and Montenegro

“Motorways of the Sea are constantly expanding with a goal of offering an extensive network of fast, frequent, reliable maritime links for the transport of trucks, trailers, cars and other rolling cargo in the Mediterranean and North Europe. Sea transportation as the natural alternative to the already congested motorways, thus promoting the EU’s policy of shifting goods from the road to more environmentally friendly transport solutions.

 

The PORTS projectintends to study the impact of new routes and MoS between Apulian, Montenegrin and Albanian coasts, particularly between the ports of Taranto, Kotor and Durres and to analyse their socio-economic impact. It also aims to increase the cross-boarder dialogue and ultimately accessibility, by:

–      creating a large international network including all the relevant stakeholders in the area;

  • creating an international research laboratory (PORTS LAB) to study new forms of integrated transport RO/PAX and new cruiser lines between the ports of Taranto, Kotor, Bar and Durres and to analyze data with a mathematical provisional transport model;
  • organizing international round tables in order to discuss main findings of the research

–      sharing good practices and training professional within the industry.

 

Main target of the actions are public authorities managing transport of passengers and freight, and economic operators along the spine of the eastern Balkans.

Through these activities, PORTS Partners expect to:

-Increase the number of contacts among public and private stakeholders in program areas, study the market area and ultimately promote a sea link connecting Taranto, Albania and Montenegro;

-Develop new and global visions for connecting the Area;

-Produce documents and material publicly available that will support this vision.

PROJECT SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

Strengthening sea connections and enable sustainable forms of mobility based on the concept of intermodality

The territorial analysis underlines that transport systems are characterized by low interoperability and it’s necessary to better organize the use of existing transport infrastructures and corridors with the aim to enhance the potential of the regions to function as hubs for tourists and trade, improving the intra and interregional connectivity. During the project Research Laboratory composed by professionals and researchers will study new forms of integrated transport (passenger and freight). In this contest , In order to improve the current situation the project aims at enhancing the number of contacts among public and private stakeholders in program areas, reaching a significant increase in the number of connections in the area. With these improvements will be boosted transport services and efficient nautical routes even under the economic point of view, the seaports capacity to be reached easily by sea, considering as priority safety measures and environmental protection.

Enhancing business partnerships between territorial systems through promotion and territorial marketing

The project will boost the Both maritime and Hinterland connections that are poor and with many bottlenecks, and with an inadequate coordination as well. To do this, will be organized international round tables to discuss main results of the Research and practical use of it, permitting the sector opportunities to be identified and to be able to attract new projects and investments into the area, aggregating and strengthening the clusters already present in the territory. In this context the project aims at Strengthening business partnerships between territorial systems, in order to promote territorial marketing in the areas affected and sharing good practices and training professional within the industry.

Develop new and global visions for cross border accessibility among Italy Albania and Montenegro

The current situation in both Adriatic and Ionian see show many difficulties in the field of cross-border accessibility. These difficulties are particularly linked to internal and external communication: ports, airports and major routes by land, rail and road crossing. The Connections among the Region are weak and there are few sea routes connecting these areas. In this complex context the PORTS project aims at developing new and global vision for cross- border accessibility, creating a large international network including all the relevant stakeholders in the area; The result will be produce documents and material publicly available that will share a new vision to connect the programme areas and increase cross-border accessibility.

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