On 15 and 16 May, Connect2CE
partners meet for the 5th time to share their progress and activities. Meeting
was held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, at the premises of the Hotel Slon, hosted by
Prometni institut Ljubljana d.o.o. Partners gathered to discuss the state-of-the-art
of the project, as well as the upcoming activities, especially regarding their
respective pilot actions and their presentations. Next STC meeting will be
organized in Zagreb (Croatia) in November 2019., hosted by partner; Intermodal
70th anniversary of the Faculty of Maritime Studies in Rijeka
On April 4th, 2019, the Academy was held on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Faculty of Maritime Studies in Rijeka. More than 400 guests gathered in HNK Ivana pl. Zajc to celebrate this great opportunity. The Faculty of Maritime Studies in Rijeka is the most long-standing Rijeka`s higher education institution and the oldest maritime university and scientific research center in Croatia.
The ceremony was attended by representatives of the Faculty and University of Rijeka, President of the Republic of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, Minister of Maritime Oleg Butković, mayor Vojko Obersnel, prefect Zlatko Komadina, President of the International Association of Maritime Offices Takeshi Nakazawa and numerous representatives of the maritime economy, port administrations, captains, armed forces and the Navy, and the graduates of the Maritime Faculty.
The fifth session of the Thematic Innovation Council for Transport and Mobility
On March 29,
2019, the Intermodal Transport Cluster participated at the fifth session of the
Thematic Innovation Council for Transport and Mobility in Zagreb. During the
working part of the session, the project ideas were analyzed, followed by a
discussion and agreement on the final narrowed topics for TIV Traffic and
mobility in accordance with the inception project ideas and the explanation of
ICARUS kick-off meeting
Car transport represents 80% of
land transport in EU 28 and is expected to grow, causing accidents, congestion
and pollution. Fighting against this problems calls for an immediate
improvement of transport services and changes in behaviors from different
perspectives: users and transport operators. For this reason 10 institutions
coming from Italy and Croatia joined ICARUS, an EU funded project to improve
passenger intermodal transport connections and ease coast hinterland sustainable
accessibility to promote car-independent lifestyles. The project was officially
launched with the kick off meeting on 27-28 March 2019 in Venice, where
partners started analyzing the current state of the art with the aim of
identifying gaps and needs of the territories and involving authorities and
transport operators in testing new or extended services to improve multimodal
connections in the area.
ICARUS (Intermodal Connections in
Adriatic- Ionian Region to Upgrowth Seamless solutions for passenger) Project
is funded under the Interreg V-A Italy-Croatia CBC Programme
(http://www.italy-croatia.eu/) and it promotes a strategy for intermodal
connections in Adriatic Ionian Region.
It aims to activate behavioral change in mobility by using the Mobility
as a Service, a concept which moves passenger needs from the transport means to
the mobility service. More specifically, 8 pilot projects and a case study will
be implemented focusing on timetables harmonization, car/bike sharing within
transport nodes, ICT solutions for seamless flow of information, integrated
intelligent multimodal payment systems, dynamic travel planning and
cross-border intermodal services. These
activities will be tested in the regions of Emilia-Romagna, Abruzzo, Veneto,
Friuli Venezia Giulia, Primorsko-Goranska, Istarska, Sibensko-Kninska and
National Innovation System for Croatia's Competitiveness
at the second Conference "National Innovation System for Croatia's
Competitiveness" held in Zagreb on March 11, 2019. The conference was held
within the framework of the "Strategic Support Project to Establish the
Innovation Network for Industry and Thematic Innovation Platforms"
implemented by The Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts, in
partnership with the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, is co-financed with grants
from the European Structural and Investment Funds.
was opened by Minister of Science and Education Blaženka Divjak and Minister of
Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts Darko Horvat.
objective of this conference was to emphasize the importance of establishing
the National Innovation System through innovation as the driving force for the
Croatian economy, to clarify the role of smart specialization in creating new
business opportunities and to present plans and rules for the new programming
period from 2021 to 2027.
Industrial Innovation Council of the Republic of Croatia five working groups
were established. The Intermodal Transport Cluster is a member of the
"Traffic and Mobility" working group, and the head of ARG
"Intelligent Transport Systems and Logistics".
Kick-off meeting of REMEMBER project
The kick-off meeting of REMEMBER
project “REstoring the MEmory of Adriatic ports sites. Maritime culture to
foster Balanced tERritorial growth”, financed under the Interreg Italy -
Croatia Programme was held in Ancona on
7th March 2019 at the premises of the National Archaeolgical Museum of Marche,
and on 8th March 2019 at the premises of Central Adriatic Ports Authority, that
is the Lead Partner of the project.
The aim of REMEMBER project is to
preserve and valorise the rich maritime cultural heritage, tangible and
intangible, of 8 Adriatic Italian and Croatian ports sites - Ancona, Ravenna,
Venice, Trieste, Rijeka, Zadar, Split and Dubrovnik - as a driver for more
competitive and balanced development paths.
TRANSPOGOOD meeting hosted by Zadar Port Authority
Zadar Port Authority welcomed TRANSPOGOOD project partners on the 4th PP meeting with the aim of high-quality implementation of project activities. Key decisions regarding development of TRANSPOGOOD platform have been reached and also a fruitful project workshop has been organized in order to present the project to the local stakeholders.
3rd coordination meeting of MultiAPPRO partners
MultiAPPRO partners met on December 10 and 11, 2018 at the third coordination meeting in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The host of the meeting was the Ministry of Infrastructure of the Republic of Slovenia.
On the first day of the meeting, partners presented progress in all project activities and discussed the following steps. The second day brought the first meeting of the Intermodal Transport Network (ITN) As part of the meeting, two roundtables were organized where partners and experts talked about experiences in logistics nodes and the identification and resolution of bottlenecks in intermodal transport.
The TRANSPOGOOD project continues with its implementation
Intermodal Transport Cluster is the leading partner of the TRANSPOGOOD project, for which a meeting was held in Pula on the premises of the partner of the Istrian Development Agency. This is the fourth project partner meeting on which the main theme was the development of Multimodal Transport Platform as an IT Transport and Logistics tool that will improve intermodality / multimodality and cross-border cooperation in the transport sector in the Adriatic.
The second partner meeting of the CHARGE project was held in Rijeka
Partners on the CHARGE project, which is led by the Italian partner RAM (Autostrade Mediteranee Network), was held in Rijeka, organized by the Intermodal Transport Cluster. After a teambuilding dinner, a meeting was held on which the leaders of the work packages reported to the partners about the current state and progress. Future steps and deadlines for delivering certain activities within the project have also been agreed.
Third partner meeting on NEWBRAIN project
The third partner meeting of the NEWBRAIN project was held
in Venice on 28.11.2018. organized by the Port Authority of Venice.
Partners had the opportunity to inform the consortium of the
activities carried out and work jointly on the implementation of individual
Tourism&Strategy festival in Dubrovnik
4th edition of Tourism & Strategy Festival was hosted in Dubrovnik from
November 7-10, 2018. The theme “Cruises & Destinations: Challenges &
Opportunities˝ was specifically chosen for the conference.
This topic was
addressed by many of the participants, including representatives from
Mediterranean destinations and ports, as well as prominent representatives of
international cruise tourism associations, cruise companies and scientists.
Intermodal Tansport Cluster also participated in the event with a presentation
about development projects.
[CONNECT2CE] Public roundtable in Trieste
On 12 November, a public roundtable will be organized on the premises of
CEI-ES in Trieste. Renown stakeholders from regional authorities, public
transport services and business sectors (Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, Ferrovie
Udine Cividale, Trenitalia, Trieste Traporti, and LIFT srl) will gather to
discuss about the strategy of cross-border and intermodal connections, a theme
that is being tackled through the implementation of the CONNECT2CE project. Two
project’s pilot actions – onintegrated
multimodal ticket on the route Trieste – Villa Opicina – Ljubljana and on the
extension of the Mi.Co.Tra rail service - will be presented as well.
2nd Coordination and SC meeting of MultiAPPRO project held in Bar!
Partners at the MultiAPPRO project met in Bar, Montenegro, on September 25,
2018. The meeting was organised by Luka Bar A.D. Partners have discussed their
roles within the project, presented their work until now and agreed on further
collaboration to accelerate the implementation of other project activities.
TRANSPOGOOD project meeting held in Chieti
TRANSPOGOOD project consortium has met in Chieti to discuss and work on project implementation activities. Two-day meeting was organised by the Special Chamber of Commerce of Chieti on July 5 and 6 at the premises of our hosting partner. During these two days, project partners joined forces to facilitate implementation of project activities.
Partners have discussed their roles within the project, have provided up-to-date information about their progress and spent time to have bilateral meetings on specific topics within some WPs.
Lead Partner seminar in Venice!
On 26th and 27th June 2018 the Lead Partner
seminar of „Standard+“ programme was held in Venice. Ms Vujnović Kereš from
Intermodal Transport Cluster attended this seminar. Representatives from Joint
Secretariat presented to lead partners main programme achievements and timing
of project’s activities in Standard+
programme. Also, partners were informed about difference between minor and major
modifications and procedures for project changes, about rules and obligations
in project communication as well as required activities for all projects, about
state aid compliance during implementation, eligibility principles and sound
financial management and main steps and tools in reporting process.
MultiAPPRO project presented at ADRION annual event
On 23.05.2018. international project MultiAPPRO "Multidisciplinary approach and solutions to the development of intermodal transport in the region", financed by the program: “Adriatic-Ionian INTERREG V-B Transnational 2014-2020 program” was presented at ADRION annual event in Catania, Italy. The event was organized by the Governing Body with the aim of more effectively promoting strategically important projects within the ADRION program, and served as a very good opportunity to get acquainted with projects and partners from other priority axes of the program.
Investments in transport infrastructure and superstructure require exceptional financial investments, and they have an extremely negative impact on the environment when performing the works. However, these are capital and long-term investments and cost rationalization is key to future competitiveness and the development of a certain traffic direction, emphasized Mr Marijan Cukrov, Director of Intermodal Cluster Transport, the lead partner of the project, during his presentation.
Through the implementation of the MultiAPPRO project, a model will be developed to measure the impact of each individual infrastructure and supra-structural investment in relation to the existing situation in a simple and logical way. In this way, it will be possible to set goals and rational decisions on future investment in intermodal infrastructure and supra-structure in the entire Adriatic-Ionian region, with the primary goal of eliminating the bottlenecks or their minimization.
Also, Intermodal Transport Cluster would like to thank the organizer, ADRION Program governing body, for the invitation to this great ceremony in Catania, and on the opportunity to present the MultiAPPRO project on such an important and great event.
CHARGE public event!
16th May 2018 KIP presented CHARGE project to students, professors and
other exhibitors on Career Day at Faculty of Maritime Studies in Rijeka.
Career Day was held for the fifth consecutive year and is an excellent opportunity
to meet and talk to many employers. KIP took this opportunity to present the
CHARGE project to students, professors and other visitors and exhibitors.
KIP participated on workshop »Eligibility of expenditures and reporting«!
21st May 2018 KIP participated on workshop »Eligibility of expenditures and
reporting« which organized Agency for Regional Development of the Republic of
Croatia, in cooperation with programme bodies of Interreg V-A Italy–Croatia
Cooperation Programme 2014 – 2020.
Programme and National Eligibility rules for Croatian partners were
presented at the workshop and lectures on main steps and tools in reporting
NEWBRAIN project presented!
The NEWBRAIN – Nodes Enhancing Waterway bridging Adriatic-Ionian Network
project was presented on a workshop.
The Project is implemented by 10 organizations representing core logistic
nodes of Adriatic Ionian transport system of 9 regions from EU and IPA
countries, aims to unlock the potential for integrated intermodal transport,
with particular reference to short sea shipping, and improve the connections
between the main logistics nodes of the Adriatic Ionian area.
The project was presented to students, professors and other exhibitors,
many of whom are important players in the logistics system such as logistic
operators, port authorities, railway operators, maritime agencies etc.
TRANSPOGOOD project presented at the Career Day!
16.05.2018 KIP participated in the Career Day of the Faculty of Maritime
Studies in Rijeka. On this occasion we presented the TRANSPOGOOD project to
students, professors and other exhibitors.
The project has attracted a lot of
attention and interest from all participants.
MultiAPPRO stakeholder workshop held on the Career Day
MultiAPPRO stakeholder workshop was held on May 16, 2018 within the Career Days
of the Faculty of Maritime Studies in Rijeka.
Career days attracted numerous exhibitors such as: logistic operators, port
authorities, railway operators, police, maritime agencies, etc.
KIP took this opportunity to present the MultiAPPRO project and get in
touch with the stakeholders of intermodal transport and briefly explain the
principle how to fill the questionnaire for the collection of bottlenecks in
KIP participated in the Career Day of the Faculty of Maritime Studies in Rijeka!
Intermodal Transport Cluster participated in the Career Day of the Faculty of
Maritime Studies in Rijeka
Over 70 exhibitors, including KIP, participated in the 5th Career Day of
the Faculty of Maritime Studies in Rijeka. Many companies, institutions,
agencies and associations from Rijeka and the wider region of Rijeka presented
themselves at stands in the faculty area. An exceptionally large number of
students were interested in the event, and asked numerous questions to the
CHARGE project has officially started with implementation
08.05.2018 project CHARGE - Capitalization and
Harmonization of the Adriatic Region Gate of Europe has officially been kicked
Kick off meeting which marked the official launch
of the project was hosted by the Venice Port Authority and opened by Mr Pino Musolino, President of the North Adriatic
Sea Port Authority.
CHARGE capitalises the gained results of CARICA
project, aiming at promoting efficient and sustainable investments for
infrastructural development of ports and logistics centers, through development
of integrated action plans and financial roadmaps based on forecasted traffic
The project is funded by the Interreg
Italy-Croatia program, and the total budget is 965 615 EUR. The partnership is
Rete Autostrade Mediterranee,
Central Adriatic Ports Authority,
Adriatic Sea Port Authority,
Intermodal Transport Cluster,
Sea Port Authority,
Port of Ploče Authority,
Port of Split Authority,
the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure of Croatia.
MultiAPPRO project successfully kicked off!
On April 5, 2018, project MultiAPPRO has officially been kicked off.Kick off meeting which marked the official launch of the project was opened by Mr Anđelko Petrinić, Assistant Minister of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure in Croatia and Mr. Marijan Cukrov, Director of the Intermodal Transport Cluster. Other project partners of the project are:
Port of Ploce Authority,
National Technical University in Athens,
Piraeus Port Authority,
RAM- Autostrade Mediterranee Spa,
Ministry of Infrastructure of Slovenia,
Port of Bar,
Institute of Transport from Albania.
The overall objective of the project is the development of intermodal transport in Adriatic-Ionian region.
MultiAPPRO project is co-funded under the Interreg ADRION transnational programme.
A cross-border consortium committed to the innovation of intermodal transport with the Interreg Italy-Croatia TRANSPOGOOD project
A cross-border consortium committed to the innovation of intermodal transport with the Interreg Italy-Croatia TRANSPOGOOD project.
Hosted by the MIB Business School in Trieste, TRANSPOGOOD partners worked together on Thursday 29 March for the second project meeting. TRANSPOGOOD aims to capitalize on innovation supported by the new ICT technologies applied to the system of intermodality, inspired by previous experiences developed by European territorial cooperation in this field.
In fact, the logistics and transport sector is experiencing unprecedented changes that require innovative, eco-sustainable and efficient solutions. For this reason, during the meeting the partners discussed the state of play and the next steps to be taken to develop the IT platform that supports efficiency and innovation of intermodal transport, the real added value of the project.
The project is funded by the Interreg Italy-Croatia program and the representative of the Joint Secretariat of the Zadar office, Hrvoje Grancarić took part in the meeting to share the news of the program and the aspects related to project management. The partnership is made of KIP (intermodal transport cluster- lead partner) in Rijeka, CFLI, Elevante, Unioncamere Veneto, the port authorities of Ploce and Zadar, the special development agency of the Chamber of Commerce of Chieti and the development agency of the Istria region .
TRANSPOGOOD meeting in Trieste
After the successful start of the TRANSPOGOOD project and kick-off meeting held in Rijeka on January 30, project partners will meet in Trieste on March 29 in order to continue their furitful cooperation and pursue of project objectives.
Partner involved in the project are:
INTERMODAL TRANSPORT CLUSTER - KIP
INTERMODAL LOGISTICS TRAINING CONSORTIUM - CFLI
ISTRIAN DEVELOPMENT AGENCY – IDA LTD
REGIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE OF VENETO REGION
AGENZIA DI SVILUPPO, SPECIAL AGENCY OF THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF CHIETI
ELEVANTE TRADING & CONSULTING S.R.L.
PORT OF ZADAR AUTHORITY
PORT OF PLOČE AUTHORITY
On this meeting Steering Committee will vote for Risk Management Plan and Workplan.
Also, several presentation will be held by different members in attendance.
Transnational training in Bruxelles
Transnational training - "Enhancing planning capacities of passenger transport system in Central Europe" was held on 13th of February 2018 at Bruxelles, hosted by Presidency of Region Friuli Venezia Giulia, Department for international relations and strategic infrastructures.
The main goal of this training is to raise awareness and increase knowledge of main stakeholders on the transnational tools elaborated in the project.
The first objective is to raise their awareness on the pilot actions, especially those directly aimed to the public end-users. The communication approaches chosen to reach them are widespread media coverage (through press releases and press conferences) of the project's activities as well as the systematic update of the website and use of social media, assuring the widest possible dissemination of information.
Once the awareness has been raised and the technical knowledge about the strategies has been increased, public mobility planners/PT operators, research institutions as well as EU-level institutional stakeholders will be influenced as to streamline them in their local/EU policies and scientific activities.
TRANSPOGOOD project officially kicked off!
TRANSPOGOOD (TRANSPORT of GOODS PLATFORM) project has officially been kicked off on January 30 in Rijeka where it was hosted by Intermodal Transport Cluster as a lead partner of the project. Fifteen attendees from 8 partner organisations have gathered to join forces and reach ambitious TRANSPOGOOD project objectives. Project has started on the right foot by setting up Project Steering Committee and defining the initial steps of the project implementation and internal rules. TRANSPOGOOD project is funded from the Italy-Croatia CBC programme and will develop through the capitalization of the main results of INTERMODADRIA IPA project an innovative approach towards intermodal and multimodal transport on the Adriatic sea using a complex and coherent set of tools that enable key logistics stakeholders (shippers, logistic providers, transport operators and authorities) to achieve the following main outputs: • Innovative ICT tool (TRANSPOGOOD platform) to find the best solution of transport services (e.g., best price of combined transport, lower emissions of entire chain, eprocurement tools for maritime transport services, higher bi-directional load factor); • Profile calculator solutions to monitor logistics and environmental performances demonstrating concrete benefits in transport and logistics implementations, involving cargo flows and operational processes from the point of view of public authorities, e.g., port authorities, and private intermodal transport operators; • Guidelines and requirements for migrating to the TRANSPOGOOD platform from current systems and architectures, shared and consistent with the capitalised INTERMODADRIA project and with the past initiatives carried out on European level with which TRANSPOGOOD project creates important synergies. Expected results of the project contribute to improve the quality, safety and environmental sustainability of marine and coastal transport by means of multimodal approaches in the Programme area by promoting multimodality and an increase of more sustainable modes of transport.
TRANSPOGOOD in numbers: No. of Project Partners: 8 (Croatia: Intermodal Transport Cluster, Istrian Development Agency Ltd., Port of Ploče Authority, Port of Zadar Authority ; Italy: Intermodal Logistic Training Consortium-IT, Elevante Trading and Consulting s.r.l., Regional Association of Chambers of Commerce of Veneto Region, Special Agency of the Chamber of Commerce of Chieti) Overall budget in EUR: 1.170.990,00 ERDF in EUR: 995.341,50 Duration in months: 18 (1.1.2018.-30.6.2019.)
CONNECT2CE 2nd Steering Committee Meeting (Berlin, 29-30 November 2017)
By now, it is quite clear that most of the Central Europe’s population lives in big cities, more accurately, urban areas, whereas rural and peripheral areas are having lower density and are becoming less and less populated. To tackle that weak accessibility of rural and peripheral areas of Central Europe to and from main transport networks and hubs, where most of the workday life is concentrated, CONNECT2CE partners gathered for the second time to discuss work being done. 2nd Steering Committee was held in Berlin in the premises of the PP13 Verkehrsver bund Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (VBB) and it took place from 29-30 November 2017.
Partners have discussed the state-of-the-art of the project according to the work packages and gave an outlook on the next steps.
Most of the work has been concentrated on the involvement of stakeholders and their demands. In that way partners will accomplish enhanced regional cooperation among key authorities and endow project regions with the instruments that are necessary for improving the accessibility of peripheral and cross-border areas and its citizens to the main regional/national networks.
Since Veneto Region during 2016 was subject to a complex re-organization reform which redistributed competences among different offices, Sistemi territoriali s.p.a. joined the partnership thus replacing Veneto Region within CONNECT2CE partnership.
Finally, partners have agreed on the date for next meetings and deadline for further activities.