The Ministerial Conference of the Project “TEN-T Napa Studies – Development of North Adriatic ports multimodal connections and their efficient integration onto the core Network” took place in Rome, at the
headquarters of the Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, on December 3rd 2015. The project, which builds on the results of a previous Ten-T Project, ITS Adriatic Multiport Gateways, is co-funded by the European Union under the TEN-T Programme, and aims at supporting the preparation of future Motorways of the Sea projects in the NAPA Ports (Venice, Trieste, Koper and Rijeka), as well as enhancing their intermodal connections, via rail and inland waterways, to the TEN-T Network.
Mr. Alberto Cozzi, from CEI, moderated the event. After the opening addresses by Ms. Margherita Migliaccio, Director General of the DG for Territorial Development, Programming and International Projects of the Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, and Mr. Antonio Cancian, Ceo and Chairman of Rete Autostrade Mediterranee Spa, the project partners presented the state of progress in the implementation of the project activities, which are expected to be concluded by the end of December 2015. Activities include studies and designs for the preparation of major investments aiming at better integrating NAPA ports into the TEN-T core network. Four main aspects were addressed during the projects lifecycle, namely: railway connections, port-sea access, ICT developments and inland waterways connections. The conclusions were presented by Mr. Vojko Kocijan, from the Rijeka Port Authority, project lead partner.