Seven European port cities and other project partners – among which Durres Port Authority and Albanian Institute of Transport – join forces to enhanced capacity to plan and implement sustainable, low-carbon transport and mobility services to create a network of ports in the Adriatic-Ionian area. Ports are core nodes for multimodal transport in the Adriatic-Ionian
area , also strategic key drivers for economic growth:This project aims to reduce the environmental impacts of shipping and port operations through various environmental-friendly (soft and hard)
solutions embedded in port Action Plans towards a greener, safer and more efficient transport system improving the ability of ports to plan
and implement sustainable action plans and further empowering the main political, technical, trade stakeholders and partners related to decision-making.
SUPAIR establishes a TRANSNATIONAL NETWORK of port authorities, technical organizations, to elaborate a durable and transferable methodology; then develops operational ACTION PLANS completed with technical and feasibility studies in the 7 partner ports; ultimately implements dedicated actions and produces a TRANSNATIONAL STRATEGY for port-based low-carbon transport systems to increase the network, disseminate, enhance and widen scope, methodology and results.
SUPAIR’s impacts are short-term (7 operational plans developed) and mid- to long-term plans implemented and financed, new actions undertaken following the established methodology by an enhanced and widened network of ports. Benefits for the involved territories embrace enhanced technical capacity for ports, increased empowerment of relevant local organizations and Institutions, improved environmental quality and attractiveness, increased investments in low-carbon and environment-friendly port transport and mobility solutions. SUPAIR, funded through the European Regional Development Fund, is coordinated by AREA Science Park of Trieste and developed in the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region in partnership with the Port of Trieste and
with support from the City of Trieste and the Friuli Venezia Giulia Regional Authority. The partnership counts upon 20 organizations and institutions from Italy, Croatia, Montenegro , Greece ,Slovenia , and Albania. Durres Port Authority is the Albanian project Partner and with support of Albanian Institute of Transport as an Associated Partner in the project. Seven European port cities are involved: Venice, Trieste , Piraeus, Thessaloniki Kopper , Bar and Durres.