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The offshore port presented in London

In line with the need to revitalise investments in Europe as a driver of growth, the Embassy of Italy in London and the Venice Port Authority presented in London on December 2 the Venice Offshore-Onshore Transfer System, a project to improve the capacity of the port of Venice and related logistic system.

Consistently with the priority set up by the new European Commission in the Juncker Plan, under the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the project will leverage on EU and Italian government funds and mobilise private capitals, in order to expand the logistic capacity of the port of Venice. 

The event was opened by the Italian Ambassador in LondonPasquale Terracciano and Prof. Paolo Costa, President of the Venice Port Authority (former Minister of Infrastructures and Transport and former Mayor of Venice), provided extensive information on the project. More than 50 stakeholders, including investors, consultant, legal advisors, logistic business executives, academia, media were in attendance.

In a series of presentations by consultants and representatives of the European Commission, evidence was given on the way the project will shorten the route from the Far East to Europe (5 days) and consequently reduce CO2 emissions. It will also serve as a consolidation of Italy as an attractive destination for investment. Not less important, cutting off the oil traffic and any possible debate on the enlargement of the lagoon channels of navigation, the project will represent one of the most important results for the safeguard and protection of Venice.

Read the news on Italian Embassy website and download all presentations (Royal Haskoning, MDS Transmodal, PwC, BMT Titron).

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