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ITF: “The Venice offshore project is replicable for other ports”

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The 2014 Transport Innovation Award is being awarded today in Leipzig, Germany, at the Annual Summit of the International Transport Forum at the OECD, in the presence of Ministers of Transport and high-level representatives from industry and research.

The Jury of the ITF Transport and Innovation Award shortlisted the Venice Offshore Terminal project and noted that “the Venice Offshore Project was a very interesting initiative with replicability possible with other ports with insufficient water depths”.

Paolo Costa, President of Venice Port Authority says: “We are honored that the project has been recognized in such a way by the ITF Jury. This is an important reward for one of the most innovative and future-oriented “port machinery” development project, studied by the Port of Venice in cooperation with its advisors (PwC, Studio Legale Lombardo&Associati, BMT Triton, Halcrow, Royal Haskoning, to name a few). This infrastructure will be able to face the future challenges of maritime transport of the 21st century”.

Nowadays port activities are faced with the need to meet the challenges of the technological and organizational innovation of their production system and the globalization of their markets. In the sea port sector such globalization appears in the form of very large ships and very large ports, which tend to exclude from the transoceanic market any ports unable to adapt.

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