Napa Ports to Define Strategic Master Plan for Ports Development

Napa Ports, satisfied for infrastructural objective reached in the present European process for the adoption of the new Ten-T and CEF (Connecting Europe Facility), signed in Venice the Memorandum of Understanding in order to define a new strategic Master plan for ports development. The plan pinpoints infrastructural priority and needs in a common proposal to present to EU Institutions and Member States.

The first objective is “to exploit the unique historical opportunity to make our voice heard and to be ready to become the core ports network as the European network requires.” The new strategic agenda propose concrete initiatives with the aim to take advantage of ongoing debate on the European and national Port Policy to increase ports cooperation and Napa services efficiency.

The possible grow in terms of container market , according estimations from market studies, shall be about three times the present volume of container handled in the North Adriatic Ports, e.g. from 2 to 6 Million TEUs within 2030”, as written in the Memorandum signed two days ago.

This is to be considered as an achievable target only if the North Adriatic Ports will exploit its full geographic potential, assuming the full coverage of a 300-degree potential market, in a range between 300 and 500 kilometers from the ideal Center of the North Adriatic Sea, from Rome to Sarajevo, via Milan, Lyon, Basel, Monaco, Vienna, Budapest, Ljubljana, Zagreb and Belgrade. The pre-condition needed for this scenario is that the North Adriatic Ports reach an infrastructure and efficiency levels as high as to make it profitable for ocean going vessel to call both the Eastern North Adriatic ports and the Western ones.”

The Memoradum ratify the sharing and the mutual support of all infrastructural projects of each ports.

In order to achieve all these priorities and to strength cooperation, Napa Ports will check constantly all opportunities to participate jointly to European calls, as for the Its Adriatic Multiport Gateway project co-funded by European Ten-T Agency for the creation of a common ICT ports system.

Press Release, December 19, 2013

 

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