Creation date: April 10, 2012
The European Union will support with over €12 million of TEN-T funding a project aimed at enhancing a viable, regular and reliable sea-based transport service between the port of Venice in Italy and the Greek port of Igoumenitsa. The grant will be used both to undertake actual works as well as to conduct studies.
The project, selected for funding under the 2011 TEN-T Multi-Annual Call and contributing to the realisation of TEN-T Priority Project 21 "Motorways of the Sea", will help to reduce the economic, social and environmental costs related to port and logistics activities in Venice and in Igoumenitsa. The project is part of a broader action aiming at providing full port, hinterland and logistic services to the users of the Venice port and the Western Greek ports of Patras and Igoumenitsa.
In the port of Venice, the intervention will help the realisation of a new Roll on-Roll off (Ro-Ro) terminal in the Fusina area - thus moving Ro-Ro traffic away from the city centre. In Igoumenitsa, preliminary studies (as required by Greek law) for the establishment of a "Freight Village" will be conducted.
Overall, the ADRIAMOS project aims to reduce congestion through modal shift, streamlined freight flows, improved interoperability and co-modality and facilitated operations in the logistic chain in the Adriatic Sea region.
The project will be managed by the Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency and its planned end date is December 2013.
For more information, please consult the project's page!
Press Release in Greek - .doc (51 KB)
Press Release in Italian - .doc (43 KB)