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30 May 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 22:45 GMT+2

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Funded SUSPORT project to increase efficiency energy and environmental sustainability of Adriatic ports

The port of Ravenna will benefit from 572 thousand euros with three projects fully funded by the EU

The SUSPORT (SUStainable PORTs) project has been awarded the funding of a total of EUR 7.1 million by European Union for the implementation of pilot studies and actions to increase energy efficiency and sustainability. SUSPORT is part of the project Interreg Italy-Croatia 2014-2020 programme and involves all the most important Italian Adriatic ports (Ravenna, Venice, Ancona, Bari, Trieste) and Croats (Spalato, Dubrovnik, Zara, Ploce, Rijeka).

By making the obtaining of the funding known, the Port System of the northern central Adriatic Sea has Ravenna port will benefit from 572 thousand euros with which he will carry out three projects in full funded by Europe. The first is a study using cold ironing technology electrified) to meet the energy needs of ships at the Porto Corsini cruise terminal and the terminal Ferries. The port authority recalled that normally ships at the mooring keep the engines on to keep the engine running air conditioning system, emergency equipment, kitchens and, in the case of cruise ships, to energize cabins passengers and that the Port Authority has long been are looking at the possibility of reducing greenhouse gas emissions engines at the Porto Corsini cruise terminal with a system power of ships with ground-supplied electricity while they are stationary in the dock. The second project is installation of a photovoltaic system on special canopies parking spaces at the port authority's headquarters that will generate energy to power cars Electric. Finally, they will be bought with the Community contribution one or two electric cars that will be used by the activities within the port area.

"This new European contribution - commented the President of the AdSP of the northern central Adriatic Sea, Daniele Rossi - is a testament to the Commitment of the Authority Port to implement the roadmap tracked with the program "Ravenna GREEN PORT" for the sustainable development of Ravenna port. In recent months, we have approved the "Document Energy and Environmental Planning" as expected environmental protection rules in the port area, which "defines strategic guidelines for the implementation of specific measures to improve energy efficiency and renewable energy in the port sector" and "promoting the use of renewable energy in the port sector" and the actions that we will be able to achieve thanks to the SUSPORT project go in the direction of looking into the coming months some of the goals we have set ourselves in this important document'.

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