CLEAN BERTH presented at SMOOTH PORTS project meeting


The CLEAN BERTH project was presented at a project meeting of the SMOOTH PORTS project in Monfalcone on Sept. 23rd 2021.

SMOOTH PORTS is a project co-funded by the Interreg Europe Cooperation Programme whose main aim is to reduce CO2 emissions derived from road traffic in port areas and developing strategies for smooth and efficient transport flows.

To achieve these aims, SMOOTH PORTS wants to utilise the differences of the project partners’ ports through an exchange of effective tools and best practices. A key focus lies on finding optimal procedures for the clearance of the goods that are so vital for society and commerce – making their processing speedy and avoiding unnecessary burdens on environment and people. A further focus will be on the different approaches regarding Information and Communications Technology solutions for various traffic related port activities as well as on the question what alternative fuels can power port activities in the future.

Based on this, a comparison of the strengths and weaknesses of the respective policy instruments will help to improve the local policy instruments of the partners. This close and joint effort between the different authorities, public institutions and ports will produce a beneficial synergy from which all stakeholders benefit.

SMOOTH PORTS project is led by the City of Hamburg and its partners are the Port Network Authority of the Northern Tyrrhenian Sea, the City of Monfalcone, the Port of Nantes Saint-Nazaire Authority and the Regional Administration Varna.

Given the similar scope – port environmental sustainability - the Port Network Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea, LP of the CLEAN BERTH introduced the main project content and preliminary outputs, resulting in a fruitful exchange of experiences and cross-fertilisation between EU-funded projects.