Green and smart ports in the Adriatic-Ionian region

Start Date
21 June 2023






MIB - Trieste School of Management, Largo Caduti di Nassiriya, 1 - Trieste Conference Hall "Grande salone Generali" Palazzo Ferdinandeo

Decarbonising and digitalising ports in the EUSAIR: tackling challenges and taking advantage of opportunities through institutional cooperation

Ports are crossroads of goods and people, as well as source of prosperity for their
territories, key to their economic development and job creation.

Yet, like all other human activities, they can be source of nuisances at local – air pollution, noise, congestion – and global level – CO 2 emissions.

The Port of Trieste and other ports in Italy, Croatia and Slovenia have been working in
recent years to improve their environmental performance and efficiency through IT
solutions, both within the North Adriatic Port Association (NAPA) and under various
projects co-funded by INTERREG – SUSPORT and DIGSEA (Interreg Italy-Croatia),
ACCESSMILE (Interreg Central Europe) – and CEF – EALING – funds.

As part of these projects, a conference entitled "Decarbonization and digitalization of ports and freight transport. The contribution of EU territorial cooperation" will be held in Trieste on 21 st June 2023.
The event is organized in cooperation with and under the auspices of EUSAIR: SUSPORT and DIGSEA projects have been labelled by TSG2, since their full coherence with the flagship project "smart and green port hubs".
The workshop will be the occasion to deep dive into the most recent trends and challenges in port decarbonisation and digitalisation, with two keynote speeches on greening ports and cybersecurity for ports.

Also, the collaboration among the ports of Italy, Slovenia and Croatia result in the signing
of a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly strengthen decarbonization and energy
efficiency in ports, paving the way for greater institutional and operational cooperation
between ports on both sides of the Adriatic in the coming years.
The workshop proposed by the Port Network Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea and the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region is included in the activities foreseen by the EUSAIR Facility Point for the 2023 and in the Work Plan of Pillar 2, subgroup Transport.