SUstainable Ports in the Adriatic-Ionian Region





Interreg ADRION Programme


SUstainable Ports in the Adriatic-Ionian Region


01/01/2018 – 31/12/2019 (24 months)


€ 1.448.707,45




85% ERDF15% OF


SUPAIR responds to a major challenge (EUSAIR strategy, pillar 2, topic 1), in that it tackles reduction of emissions from shipping and on-shore port operations with an integrated approach, enhancing port authorities’ capacity to plan and implement low-carbon and multimodal transport and mobility solutions and further empowering the main political, technical, trade stakeholders and partners in related decision-making. SUPAIR firstly establishes a transnational network of port authorities, technical organizations, relevant actors to jointly elaborate the project’s durable and transferable methodology; then develops operational action plans complete with technical and feasibility studies in the 7 partner ports; ultimately implements dedicated actions and produces a transnational strategy for port-based low-carbon transport systems to increase the network, disseminate, enhance and widen scope, methodology and results. The transnational development and implementation (3 EU and 2 IPA countries) of methodology and actions insisting on a broad range of fields, with an innovative territory-based approach, involving port authorities, technical partners, stakeholders and institutional actors guarantee quality, durability and transferability.


SUPAIR addresses and promotes sustainable, low-carbon and environment-friendly transport and mobility solutions in a network of ports in the Adriatic-Ionian region. SUPAIR aims primarily at enhancing competencies, skills and know-how of technical officers in port authorities and empowering the main political, technical, trade stakeholders and partners in decision-making processes to increase and improve the level of capacity of the ports. SUPAIR will have a comprehensive, multifold impact, entailing:
-Establishment of a transnational network of port authorities, technical institutions and main stakeholders and actors;
-Development of an overarching, transnational strategy addressed to increase capacity and exchange know-how and expertise to develop and implement sustainable low-carbon action plans with an integrated territory-based approach;
-Realization of 7 low-carbon action plans for ports, harmonized with existing local strategies and policies.


In the frame of SUPAIR, PPA contributes into the implementation of the project in multiple ways. More specifically, PPA SA will be member of the transnational network of port authorities developed within the project and will adopt a common methodological framework for developing its Action Plan focusing on:
1. Development of a system for the detailed calculation and assessment of the carbon footprint of port activities, with the aim to define existing inefficiencies and gaps and investigate, through a best practice review, appropriate measures for addressing them.
2. Establishment of an energy management plan, with the framework of which an energy mapping and consumption assessment process will be undertaken, enabling to identify the port’s main energy consumers and define and prioritize, as a next step, promising technologies that can be implemented for improving the port’s energy efficiency. Special attention will be paid to electrification (e.g. use of electric vehicles serving passengers from the cruise terminal) and the wider exploitation of RES (e.g. solar covering the energy requirements of port activities / buildings, etc.).
The aforementioned activities will enhance the environmental and energy performance of the port enabling it to provide sustainable and high quality services for both passengers and freight.


• AREA Science Park (IT)
• Venice International University (IT)
• Port Network Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea (IT)
• North Adriatic Sea Port Authority (IT)
• Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (GR)
• Durres Port Authority (AL)
• Port of Bar Holding Company (ME)
• Piraeus Port Authority S.A. (GR)
• Luka Koper, port and logistic system, public limited company (SI)
• Thessaloniki Port Authority SA (GR)





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