Trieste, Italy (PortSEurope) February 12, 2018 – The port of Trieste, part of Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mare Adriatico Orientale (Eastern Adriatic Sea Port Authority), is to take the lead in the Smartlogi project – “Sustainable and intelligent cross-border logistics”.
It is a new project on technological innovation at the service of intermodality will last for two years and operates with a budget of €1.3 million ($1.6 million)
It is co-financed by the Italy-Austria Cross-Border Cooperation Program (Programma di Cooperazione Transfrontaliera Italia-Austria), and is developed in collaboration with the Interport of Fürnitz (Villach, Austria), the University of Klagenfurt, the EGTC “Senza Confini”, the Veneto Region, the IUAV University of Venice and EURAC.
The aim of the project will be to enhance cooperation both at an operational level on the sustainable options of intermodal transport, with a view to reducing them the impact on the environment in terms of emissions of polluting gases, CO2, and noise in the Alpine arcregion, along the axis of the Brennero and that of Tarvisio.
In particular, the Port of Trieste and the terminal of Fürnitz will adopt a shared technological solution for the exchange of data in real time, so as to make rail transport of goods more convenient and efficient. A similar strategy will be developed also in other territories cross-border.
For the president Zeno D’Agostino, SMARTLOGI is particularly important because it is the first of a new series of projects focused on the study of innovative solutions in the intermodal sector. Area in which the port of Trieste is protagonist a national level, not only for the performance achieved in terms of traffic: 8.681 trains handled in 2017 (+13.76% compared to 2016, +45.71% compared to 2015), but also on the front of the investments and of the policies of relaunching future that see in the railway the pivot of the logistical development of the airport.
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