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Napa4Core parterns meets at the Ten-t Days 2018 in Ljubljana!

This year’s TEN-T Days had been held on 25-27 April 2015 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The event had attracted around 2000 transport stakeholders to discuss how to achieve smart, sustainable and safe mobility in Europe, relying on the trans-European transport network, as well as investments in transport connectivity.
The North Adriatic ports maritime accessibility and hinterland connections to the Core Network also known as Napa4Core action has been presented in cluster booth together with the AdriUp and CarEsmatic European Projects.
The progresses of the Action have been also presented to the Ms. Violeta Bulc European Commissioner Transport, that kindly visited NAPA4CORE stand.

The project NAPA4CORE is focused on supporting the development of ports of the North Adriatic Ports’ Association (NAPA) as efficient and sustainable entry and exit points for container and Ro-Ro traffics fully integrated with the land infrastructure.

RAM spa, as implementing body of the Italian Ministry of infrastructure and transport has met with the other Italian istitution and the Slovian partners of the Napa4Core project. This project involved the Italian port system Authority of the Oriental Adriatic Sea and the Slovenian Koper Port.
Those ports have known an important growth in the last years both in containership and Ro-Ro traffic and with the help of the Napa4Core action which involved infrastructure works in all the ports the future looks bright for the Adriatic maritime traffic!

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Glimpse from the TEN-T days in Ljubljana

In the days from the 25th to the 27th of April 2018 the TEN-T days 20018 took place in Ljubljana.
The event was an opportunity to hear about status of the investments on the TEN-T corridors, about synergies between transport, energy and digital connectivity, but also about investments needed after the 2020 framework. Novelty of this year was the organization of a futuristic lab to allow young European entrepreneurs and companies to showcase innovative mobility solutions.
In parallel to the conference an exhibition of CEF co-financed projects took place, among which there was also NAPA4CORE which was presented on stand no. 19 together with the projects ADRI UP and CARESMATIC, that involve investments in Adriatic ports.

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On the picture Commissioner Bulc during her visit to the NAPA4CORE stand together with Mr. Alberto Cozzi from the Port Network Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea and Mr. Matteo Arena from RAM spa.

NAPA4CORE at the CEF Conference 2017

NAPA4CORE was presented by RAM at the CEF Conference 2017, held in Tallin last last 21th – 22th September, within the framework of the institutional events organized by the Estonian Presidency of the European Council.

For this very special occasion, RAM, with the collaboration of all project partners, produced a promotional video, which was presented at the project booth, illustrating the state of play of the project. Many interested visitors stopped over and had the chance to get an in-depth insight on the project’ objectives. Among them, RAM warmly welcomed a very special guest: Ms. Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Transport, who kindly visited the stand, encouraging on going further in the development of the project.

During the 2-days conference, high level speakers, such as Maros Sefcovic, Vice President of the European Commission, Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank, Karima Delli, Chair of the TRAN Committee amongst the others, had the chance to exchange their views on innovative financing solutions to invest in the Transport sector in the perspective of the post-2020 EU financial framework and stimulate discussion on the TEN-T strategic framework and the long-term infrastructure plans as enablers of economic growth, jobs and competitiveness of EU economy.

Looking forward to meeting you at the upcoming TEN-T Days 2018!

NAPA4CORE Action – CEF Programme

4th SC Meeting

On 8th of August 2017 the 4th NAPA4CORE Steering Committee meeting took place in Trieste, hosted by the partner Port of Trieste.
The event was a good opportunity for monitoring the state of the art of the activities foreseen by the project and for the coordination of the next steps concerning the Action.

The meeting was attended by the INEA Project Manager. In this occasion, a presentation per activity has been illustrated by the project partners, in order to provide a detailed update on the results obtained and the upcoming challenges.
Construction works at the port of Koper have reached almost 50% of the foreseen implementation, where for the start of the remaining activities development consent are awaited (construction of berth 7D and construction of the new entrance Bertoki).
Works at the Port of Trieste are going on intensively, so that the outline of the new logistics platform is clearly visible.

Furthermore, the Project Officer visited both the site of the port of Trieste and the port of Koper in order to verify the progress of the works co-financed by the NAPA4CORE project.
Meanwhile, the project’s promotional campaign carried out by RAM continues: NAPA4CORE project will be presented during the Connecting Europe Conference, which will take place from 21th to 22th of September in Tallinn.

The CEF Conference organized by the European Commission aims to identify financing solutions to invest in the Transport sector with the perspective of the post-2020 EU financial framework. The event will be a great opportunity to give visibility to the project that has been co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility Programme.

Railway track 18c at the Port of Koper already in use

On the 26th of May 2017 the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning of the Republic of Slovenia issued the operating permit for the railway track 18c at the Port of Koper. The railway track has been therefore put into use to serve the empty depo for containers at the Port of Koper.

The construction of the railway track 18c is co-financed by the CEF Action Napa4Core and started in December 2016.

With the construction of the railway track 18c, the NAPA4CORE sub-activity 3.4 is concluded. Such sub-activity foresaw beside the construction of the mentioned track 18c, also the construction of railway tracks 21 a, b and c with a railway bridge and the construction of 2 gantry cranes tracks, which are all needed to support the growth of the container traffic.

Right due to the constant increase in the number of containers in Koper, an empty depo has been arranged in the hinterland of the container terminal, which is expected to be fully operational by mid-July 2017.