VENICE
OFFSHORE PORT

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Our goals

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THE ACHIEVABLE GOALS

TO BRING OUT OF THE VENICE LAGOON OIL TRAFFICS according to the provisions laid down by law 29 November 1984 no. 798 (art. 3 letter l). A goal that the offshore terminal will be eventually able to achieve.

TO INCREASE THE NAUTICAL ACCESSIBILITY OF THE PORT OF VENICE and ensure accessibility to the onshore terminals of Porto Marghera also when the MoSe system is in operation through the Malamocco inlet.

TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE REORGANIZATION OF ABANDONED FORMER INDUSTRIAL AREAS. The offshore terminal will increase the value of some abandoned areas in Porto Marghera, to be employed for port and logistic purposes and for the development of other coastal areas, as well as the re-use of the existing infrastructural heritage, underused so far.

TO REDUCE THE IMPROPER “LOGISTIC TAX” presently burdening the Italian production system, giving a port-based logistic system to the North-East of Italy highlighting the inter-port excellences of Verona and Padua. A consistent amount of the trade traffics generated by the North-East of Italy that are currently “diverted” to Northern Range European ports will be reduced.

TO EXPLOIT THE POTENTIALS OF THE WATERWAY SYSTEM along the Po river and the connected canals, by offering, through the ports of Venice, Chioggia, and Porto Levante and the inland port of Mantua, other possible points of sea/river and river/land intermodal exchange. The waterway system of the Po river may thus act as a connection between the Po Valley and the ocean maritime services in analogy to what happens to the Flanders waterway system in Antwerp.

TO BE THE PLACE OF REFUGE-PORT OF THE NORTHERN ADRIATIC SEA. In case of adverse marine conditions or in case of emergency, the offshore terminal can become a reference point to ensure a safe haven for ships.

TO CONTRIBUTE, JOINTLY WITH THE OTHER NAPA (NORTH ADRIATIC PORTS ASSOCIATION) PORTS, to ensure traffic volumes justifying the feeding of Central-Eastern Europe in accordance with the European policy concerning the essential TEN-T network, that foresees the Northern Adriatic Sea as a multiport-hub for the Adriatic-Baltic, Mediterranean and Helsinki-La Valletta corridors.

TO ENDOW THE ITALIAN PORT SYSTEM OF A TERMINAL ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE THE BIGGEST CONTAINER VESSELS (up to 18,000 TEUs) of today and those above 20,000 TEUs of tomorrow.