Interporto Padova S.p.A., ranks among the intermodal “Core Nodes” acknowledged as part of Trans-European Transport Networks that the EU Commission is financing through the Connecting Europe Facility – CEF Programme, managed by the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency – INEA.
Interporto Padova S.p.A., thanks to the maturity, relevance and concreteness of the submitted project proposals, managed to sign two different Grant Agreements with INEA amounting to about 4,5 million Euros co-financing, corresponding to an overall expenditure in infrastructural interventions and overall enhancement of the New Large Container Terminal exceeding 22 millions €.
In the first call of the CEF Programme (2014) Interporto Padova S.p.A. submitted a first proposal aiming at “Enhancing the efficiency of the new container terminal of Interporto di Padova” (code 2014-IT-TM-0591-M).
In the subsequent call (2015), starting from the previous successful outcome, Interporto Padova S.p.A. has submitted a second project proposal, aiming at synergically complementing the first one, entitled “Enhancing Interporto di Padova – Step 2: ancillary measures and ICT solutions for optimising terminal operations, accessibility and interconnections” (code 2015-IT-TM-0247-M).
The general objective of Interporto Padova S.p.A., evidently endorsed by the Commission that have deemed related initiatives valid and worth to be awarded, is to further developed Padova multimodal logistic platform by improving the efficiency of its New Container Terminal also reaching the compliancy with the higher European standards.
Hence, in the mid-term such interventions will allow improving logistic and environmental performances of the intermodal terminal; consequently, by supporting modal shift, it will contribute to CO2 emissions reduction, thus matching with EU strategic goals related to sustainable development.
2019 represented an opportunity to participate to a further call of the CEF Program, this time in partnership with other important stakeholders. Such participation resulted in the financing of the Action named “PASS4CORE- ITA” (Parking Areas implementing Safety and Security FOR (4) CORE network corridors in ITALY), which aimed at co-financing the construction of safe and secure parking areas for heavy vehicles along the Corridors of the TEN-T network crossing Italy.
E’stata battezzata “UIR PER EXPO 2015, L’ECCELLENZA DELLE INFRASTRUTTURE ITALIANE A SOSTEGNO DELLA QUALITA” l’iniziativa dell’Unione Interporti Italiani che ha l’obiettivo di far conoscere ed apprezzare nel mondo l’organizzazione e le risorse strutturali del sistema dei centri intermodali italiani. L’iniziativa, che gode del patrocinio di EXPO 2015, coinvolge direttamente anche Interporto Padova Spa e si articola con iniziative che si svolgeranno sia nel Palazzo Italia dell’EXPO che in altre sedi, comprese quelle degli stessi Interporti Partecipanti.
WiderMos, (Wide Interoperability and new governance moDels for freight Exchange linking Regions through Multimodal maritime based cOrridorS) is the new European project, approved in the EU ban TEN-T Motorways of the Sea in 2013.
WiderMoS will improve the interface between maritime transport and other modes (mainly rail), developing new port/ship/train interfaces and efficient port-hinterland connections, connecting ports and integrate origins and destinations and bridging gaps in and between different trade corridors. In other words, WiderMoS aims at facilitating the homogeneous connection between Motorways of the Sea and the TEN-T core network corridors throughout several activities: a MoS prospective study in 2020 and beyond, setting options and opportunities for the future deployment of MoS and assessing its potential as the maritime dimension of TEN-T as the 10th Corridor in the TEN-T Network; an in-depth analysis of 4 topics (including customs procedures and logistic processes) linked to the deployment of the future governance model of the core network corridors; a number of 5 pilot projects in the Mediterranean, Atlantic and the Baltic sea focused in the development of an IT Corridor Management Platform acting as a Logistic Single Window for the integration of sea based transport services in the logistic chain, considering all types of freight operations, in order to allow a seamless shipment management and communication between all the actors of the supply chain. The project involves the participation of five Member States (Italy, Spain, Germany, Portugal and Poland), 16 partners, 5 ports (La Spezia, Rostock, Kiel, Barcelona and Porto) and more than 50 actors involved between supporters and stakeholders including Ikea, RFI and MSC. The Italian group, in addition to lead Port Authority of La Spezia, is composed of key actors in the development of the project such as the Customs Agency, the Liguria Region, University of Genoa, La Spezia Container Terminal, Sogemar and Interporto Padova Spa.
For Interporto Padova Spa is an initiative of particular importance because it provides the opportunity to create a platform that interconnects the various systems in use among all the actors involved in the chain of rail transport in order to put together, in real time, all useful information
Updates on the development of the project are available in the news and at the official WiderMos website: http://www.widermos.eu
The SMARTSET project develops and shows how freight transport in European cities and regions can be made more energy-efficient and sustainable by a better use of freight terminals. SMARTSET provides examples of good practice that can support cities, regions and countries to contribute to the European Union ’20-20-20′ targets for reduction in carbon dioxide emissions and improvement in energy-efficiency. Interporto Padova Spa participates in the Project, together with 13 other partners from 5 different countries, divided between public entities, and commercial companies.
Transport of goods, both on long distances and within cities, contributes to a substantial part of the total emissions generated from the transport sector, as well as congestion. Up to 20% of traffic, 30% of street occupation and 50% of greenhouse-gas emissions are generated by freight. To reach the overall goal of a more energy-efficient and sustainable urban freight transport, SMARTSET provides examples of good practice that can support cities, regions and countries to contribute to the European Union „20-20-20“ targets for reduction in carbon dioxide emissions and improvement in energy-efficiency.
The project is aimed at defining, testing and evaluating of innovative models of urban freight terminals, on sites already operational (Best Practices, such as Padua), in order to develop new reference models market. The development of Padua model involves the enlargement of deliveries to sectors still under development / testing such as express delivery or temperature controlled (food or medication), including also the enlargement of the zones served in semi-urban areas, such as the tourist spa area of Abano Abano. In a second phase, the project also includes the testing of electric vehicles for deliveries of goods in the city center.
Updates on the development of the project are available in the news and at the official Smartset website: http://www.smartset-project.eu