Presentation on theme: "NAPA North Adriatic Ports Association The challenge of the Southern Route The challenge of the Southern Route Zeno D’Agostino President of NAPA and Commissioner."— Presentation transcript:
NAPA North Adriatic Ports Association The challenge of the Southern Route The challenge of the Southern Route Zeno D’Agostino President of NAPA and Commissioner of Trieste Port Authority Venice, 26th March 2015
The partnership of NAPA 4 Institutions: Venice Port Authority Trieste Port Authority Port of Koper Rijeka Port Authority 3 Member States involved: Italy Slovenia Croatia xx 1 Unique Region: North Adriatic
NAPA a core EU port gateway on strategic crossroads on the crossroad of Baltic-Adriatic corridor and Mediterranean corridor recognized as a core EU port (within TEN-T regulations)
The recovered centrality of the ADRIATIC SEA The Adriatic is the natural link between the Suez Canal and the “new heart” of Europe, open to the growing economies of the new EU member countries. Re-route the traffics to ports along the northern Adriatic means reducing fuel consumption and emissions as well as saving total transit times and road distances.
The “new heart” of Europe Port Maufacturing Accessibility index - PMAI Share of manufacturing employment on total employment (source: VPA elaboration on Eurostat data) 2013 1999
Reducing fuel consumption: the shortest sea route from the Far East to the heart of Europe
-97 KG CO2/TEU Reducing emissions: a greener way to EU markets
European benchmark Total throughput in million tonnes (2013)Container throughput in million TEU (2013) Rotterdam440.011.6 Antwerp190.98.6 Hamburg139.09.3 NAPA ports108.01.6 Marseille80.01.1 Bremen78.85.8 Zeebrugge43.01.9 Container throughput of NAPA ports in TEU Total throughput of NAPA ports in tonnes
NAPA’S key principle: “GLOCAL Coopetition” “Cooperate Globally – Compete Locally” Geographic position of North Adriatic (especially for Far East markets via Suez Canal); Alternative to North European ports; Reducing inland infrastructures burden and improving connections to the Central and Eastern Europe hinterland; Balancing regional development (North–South); Reducing environmental impact; Global market conditions (reallocation of existing flows of goods, new businesses); Why NAPA?
Objectives of NAPA Fields of cooperation: Land transportation and hinterland connections Quality and efficiency of port operations Short Sea Shipping and Motorways of the sea Marketing and Promotion Information technologies and communication systems Safety, security and environmental protection Passenger sector Commercial: attracting more cargo to Europe via Adriatic Ports (southern gateway) Institutional: developing suitable public transport infrastructure (priorities for Trans European Transport Network / corridors) to support bigger volumes and efficient services
2007-2013 TEN-T PROGRAMME Motorways of the sea projects Motorways of the sea projects ITS ADRIATIC MULTIPORT GATEWAY 2010 ITS ADRIATIC MULTIPORT GATEWAY 2010 X Maritime ports projects Maritime ports projects NAPA DRAG 2012 NAPA DRAG 2012 COSTA II POSEIDON MED 2013 COSTA II POSEIDON MED 2013 NAPA STUDIES 2013 NAPA STUDIES 2013 X 2007-2013 EU TERRITORIAL COOPERATION PROGRAMME Transnational cooperation projects Transnational cooperation projects INWAPO 2011 INWAPO 2011 GREENBERTH 2012 GREENBERTH 2012X Cross-border cooperation projects Cross-border cooperation projects SAFEPORT 2011 SAFEPORT 2011X 2014 CEF TRANSPORT PROJECTS Core Network (Baltic-Adriatic Corridor, Mediterranean Corridor) Core Network (Baltic-Adriatic Corridor, Mediterranean Corridor) NAPA4CORE NAPA4CORE Motorways of the sea Motorways of the sea NAPA4MOS NAPA4MOS Fresh Food Corridors Fresh Food Corridors NAPA EU projects overview