EU funds and projects_____
Port Authority of Ploče intends to use all the potentials of European Union tenders by continuously monitoring tenders, preparing project proposals, cooperating with potential partners and submitting applications. Past experience on projects can be a significant basis for creating a quality strategy towards efforts to get a significant part of the resources from EU funds.
Logistics, IT connections with other ports, usage of maritime and railway transport instead of road traffic, ecology, safety, replacement of alternative energy sources with energy efficiency solutions are areas where the Port Authority of Ploče creates its proposals.
Project in progress
Aim of the PROMARES project (https://www.italy-croatia.eu/web/promares) implemented from 01.01.2019 to 30.06.2021 is to address the challenges that interfere the full development of maritime and multimodal freight transport related to the program. The main approach of the project is to establish cross-border cooperation by confronting competent key operators and participants in political, legal and institutional frameworks, as well as national policy makers with the aim of enhancing cooperation on cross-border maritime activity through the use of ICT, as a tool for overcoming bottlenecks.
The main activities of the project are:
- a study of detailed analysis of each area, a training seminar and the development of a cross-border action plan, which will be tested through pilot activities
- testing ICT solutions to simplify freight transport in ports and
intermodal logistic node
- establishing a permanent network of cross-border cooperation from participants to policymakers
The Port Authority of Ploče participates in the project with partners from Italy: Port Network Authority Of The Eastern Adriatic Sea (lead partner), Venice International University, Interporto Padova S.P.A, Institute For Transport And Logistics Foundation -Itl, Port Of Ravenna Authority, North Adriatic Sea Port Authority– Ports ff Venice and Chioggia, Central Adriatic Ports Authority, Southern Adriatic Sea Port Authority, Rete Autostrade Mediterranee Spa, and partners from Croatia: Port of Rijeka Authority and Faculty of Maritime Studies in Rijeka. The total value of the project is EUR 2,778,200.00, budget of the Port Authority of Ploce is EUR 300,000.00. 85% is financed by EU funds and 15% are co-financed by project partners.
Multidisciplinary approach and solutions in the development of intermodal transport in the region (https://multiappro.adrioninterreg.eu). In the period 1.2.2018 to 31.1.2021, the Port Authority participates with project partners from Croatia (Intermodal Transport Cluster – Lead Partner), Greece (Εθνικό Μετσόβιο Πολυτεχνείο, ΟΡΓΑΝΙΣΜΟΣ ΛΙΜΕΝΟΣ ΠΕΙΡΑΙΩΣ ΑΕ), Italy (RAM- Rete Autostrade Mediterranee Spa, F.lli CODOGNOTTO DI CODOGNOTTO GIANFRANCO &C. – S.N.C.), Slovenia (Ministry of Infrastructure), Montenegro (Port Bar Action Society) and Albania (Institutes and Transportit).
The overall objective of the project is the development of intermodal transport to the Adriatic- Ionian area. The first approach is aimed at systematically collecting and providing solutions for all bottlenecks, both at national and regional level. The multiAPPRO project will create a model that will be able to measure the impact of each new investment, in relation to the current situation, in a simple and logical way. Therefore, it will be possible to make goals and rational decisions on future investments in intermodal infrastructure throughout the Adriatic-Ionian region.
In light of all of the above, the expected results of the project include the development of two networks supporting transnational cooperation:
- Intermodal transport network
- Promotion network, including The Interpersonal Transport Connectivity Promotion Action Plan (SSS) and the Development of Motorways of the Sea (MoS) and the Strategy on the Effects of Transport
The MultiAPPRO project is co-financed by the Adriatic-Ionian Transnational Cooperation Programme 2014-2020 (Interreg ADRION). The total value of the project is EUR 1,177,060.00, budget of the Port Authority of Ploce is EUR 125,140.00. 85% is financed by EU funds and 15% is co-financed by project partners.
SUSPORT was contracted as a strategic project as part of the InterREG cross-border cooperation programme Italy-Croatia 2014-2020. The total budget of the project is 7,142,000.00 euros, and the total appropriations for the Port Authority of Ploče amount to 444,000 euros. The SUSPORT project is implemented from 1.7.2020 to 31.12.2022.
The aim of the project “SUSPORT” is to improve the level of environmental sustainability and energy efficiency in ports of the programming area by improving cooperation between key stakeholders – institutions and in long-term governance activities in this area of work on both sides of the Adriatic Sea. In particular, all ports covered by the project, after exchanging the best experiences, analyses of the situation and the development of action plans in the part of environmental sustainability and energy efficiency, to approach the execution of their pilot activities as partners.
Pilot activities of partners from dubrovnik-neretva county include changes in the port administrations of Ploče and Dubrovnik, and through the project the port authority Ploče is currently replacing the existing lighting in the port area with LED lighting, install protective barriers and sensors, and install a new more energy efficient air conditioning system.
The Port of Dubrovnik Authority will replace the existing lighting in the port area with LED lighting, and Dubrovnik-Neretva County got more energy efficient vehicle. Finally, the results of the project will be promoted through the development of a cross-border joint strategy on environmental sustainability and energy efficiency that is expected to be successfully applied in other ports, both in the programming field and beyond.
With all listed partners from Dubrovnik-Neretva County, the remaining Croatian partners are: Port of Rijeka Authority, Port of Split Authority, Zadar Port Authority and Intermodal Transport Cluster Rijeka.
The leading partner on the project is the Port Authority of the Eastern Adriatic – Trieste, while the remaining Italian partners are the Friuli Economic Development Community, the Port Authority of the Northern Adriatic – Venice, the International University of Venice, the Institute for Transport and Logistics – Bologna, Port Authority of the Central-Northern Adriatic, Ravenna, Port Authority central Adriatic – Ancona, Development Agency – Special Agency of the Chieti Chamber of Commerce, Port Authority of the Southern Adriatic – Bari and Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region.
The INTESA project (https://www.italy-croatia.eu/web/intesa) implemented from 01.01.2019 to 30.06.2021 will establish a network between the national maritime administrations of Croatia and Italy and the most important Port Authorities on the Adriatic Sea (Rijeka, Ploče, Split, Venice, Trieste, Ravenna, Ancona and Bari) as part of the synchronization and optimization of the procedures of the entire maritime transport process, in order to make the port and maritime transport system more efficient and secure.
The project aims to optimize the port procedure from the disembarkation of cargo from the ship to its further transport by rail or road, optimize the procedure for entering and leaving the port, to improve port operation in bad weather while preserving safety and safety requirements, to develop and apply an integrated ICT tool for managing maritime safety information and transmitting such information to all ships sailing the Adriatic Sea.
The Port Authority of Ploče participates in the project with partners from Italy: North Adriatic Sea port Authorities, Venice, Italy (lead partner), Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport – Coast Guards Autorities, RAM-RETE Autostrade Mediterranee SPA, Port Network Authority of Eastern Adritaic sea, Ravena Port authority, Central Adriatic Ports Authority, Southern Adriatic Sea Port Authoritie, and Croatia: Port of Rijeka Authority , Port Authority Split Ministry of the Sea of Transport and Infrastructure and State Hydrometeorological Institute. The total value of the project is EUR 2,896,480.00, of which 85% is financed by EU funds and 15% is co-financed by project partners. The budget of the Port Authority of Ploce is EUR 252,500.00
The main approach of the ADRIPASS project (https://adripass.adrioninterreg.eu/) implemented between 01.01.2018 and 31.12.2020 is to guide regional cooperation through the collection of competent supranational, national, regional policymakers and stakeholders in political, legal and institutional frameworks to enhance cooperation on simplifying transport on corridors ADRION TEN-T from ports to the hinterland, with a particular focus on facilitating border crossings in the Western Balkans, using ICT.
The main objective of this project is to identify and remove administrative bottlenecks of transport infrastructure that cause difficulties throughout the logistics chain. Furthermore, the aim of the project is to simplify commodity flows in the Adriatic-Ionian region by identifying the necessary measures for action.
The Port Authority of Ploče participates in the project with partners from Italy: Central European Initiative – Executive Secretariat (lead partner) and Institute for Transport and Logistics Foundation, Slovenia: Port of Koper, Greece: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Regional Unit of Thesprotia/Region of Epirus, Albania: Durres Port Authority, Montenegro: Port bar, Bosnia and Herzegovina: Foreign Trade Chamber of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia: South East Europe Transport Observatory. The total value of the project is EUR 1,462,373.50, budget of the Port Authority of Ploce is EUR 128,200.00. 85% are financed by EU funds and 15% are co-financed by project partners.
TRANSPOGOOD project (https://www.italy-croatia.eu/web/transpogood), capitalized main results of the completed INTERMODADRIA project, through 18 months (1.1.2018.-30.6.2019.), and developed the TRANSPOGOOD platform and related innovative services for the logistics and transport sectors. The Port Authority participated this project together with Croatian partners: Intermodal Transport Cluster (Lead Partner), Istrian Development Agency Ltd. and the Port of Zadar Authority, and Italian partners Intermodal Logistic Training Consortium, Elevante Trading and Consulting srl, Regional Association of Chambers of Commerce of Veneto Region and Special Chamber of Commerce of Chieti. The total value of the project amounted to EUR 1,170,990.00, with the budget of the Port of Ploce Authority amounting to EUR 134,665.00. 85% were financed by EU funds and 15% were co-financed by project partners.
The project was a continuation of activities from the completed Intermodadria project. The Port Authority of Ploče participated together with the Abruzzo and Marche regions, the Marche logistics centre, Inforrmest, the Chieti Chamber and Mostar Airport. The total value of this project amounted to EUR 1,160,400.00, 85% was financed by EU funds and 15% was co-financed by project partners. Port Authority of Ploce got EUR 160,000.00.
In period from 1.2.2013 to 30.6.2015, Port Authority participated in the Project together with leading partner the Marche Region of Italy, and the port authorities in Ancona and Bari, the Albanian Transport Institute and the Montenegrin port of Bar. The goals of the INTERMODADRIA project were to improve container flows between the ports involved (Italy, Albania, Montenegro and Croatia), to support infrastructure investments in connecting ports with the hinterland, , contributing to the harmonisation and development of legal regulation and financial instruments contributing to intermodal transport, contributing to increasing the attractiveness of port professions and increasing short sea shipping’s competitiveness and integration in the logistics chain. The total value of the project was EUR 2,508,000.00, 85% was financed by EU funds and 15% was co-financed by project partners.
CHARGE project (https://www.italy-croatia.eu/web/charge) capitalized on the results of the CARICA project over 18 months (1.1.2018-30.9.2019), with the aim of promoting efficient and sustainable investments for the infrastructure development of ports and logistics centers, through the development of integrated action plans and financial plans based on projected traffic flows.
Ploce port Authority participated in the project together with Italian partners: RAM – Logistics, Infrastructures and Transport SPA (lead partner), Central Adriatic Ports Authority, North Adriatic Sea Port Authority, Southern Adriatic Sea Port Authority, and Croatian partners: Port of Rijeka Authority, Intermodal Transport Cluster and Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure.
In the period May-December 2016, the project implemented the planned activities as a continuation of the just completed Intermodadria and Easyconnecting projects. The Port Authority of Ploče participated project together with italian partners logistics center Marche, ITL, Veneto region, Port Authority of Ancona, then Montenegrin partner “Luka Bar”, Greek port authority Corfu and Faculty of Transport and Communications from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The total value of this project was EUR 818,667.50, 85% was financed by EU funds and 15% was co-financed by project partners. Port Authority of Ploce amounted EUR 90,000.00.
Between 1.3.2011 and 30.6.2013, the Port Authority of Ploce participated in the APC Project together with the port authorities in Venice (Italy) and Igoumenits (Greece) and scientific institutions from Greece. The project aimed to define and develop a prototype electronic interface for the exchange of data between the ports involved in the Project. Through the project, the Port Authority of Ploče made it possible to exchange data from its Port Information System (PCS) with compatible port authority systems – project partners. The total value of the project amounted to EUR 2,557,000.00, 85% was financed by EU funds and 15% was co-financed by project partners.