MultiAPPRO (Interreg ADRION )

Multidisciplinary approach and solutions to development of intermodal transport in region






Interreg ADRION Programme


Multidisciplinary approach and solutions to development of intermodal transport in region


02/01/2018 – 31/01/2020 (24 months)




€ 117.260,00


85% ERDF15% OF


MultiAPPRO aims mainly at the development of intermodal transport in Adriatic-Ionian region. The first approach focuses on systematic collection and providing solutions to all bottlenecks, both on national or regional level, and the next approach innovatively and systematically performs promotion of the intermodal transport in the region and also creates a network of promotional centers. Furthermore, to assure high quality service, project will design specific port quality measures indicators and while investments in the transport infrastructures require exceptional financial means. MultiAPPRO project will thus create a model, that will be able to measure the effect of each new investment, in relation to the existing situation, in a simple and logical way. Given the above, project outputs include development of two supported transnational cooperation networks: 1) Intermodal Transport Network and 2) Promotion network as well as a SSS and MoS promotion action plan serving as a strategic document for performing common promotion campaign and finally, a Transport Performance Strategy enabling actors to define the effect of any investment by defining the strategy and action plan for future investments in the region.



The overall aim of the project is to foster the development of intermodal transport in the Adriatic-Ionian region. MultiAPPRO targets at creating the conditions for a sustainable growth and remove the lacks of the current development of intermodal transport on more levels within the region. Generally, there are three key factors which influence the insufficient use of the intermodal transport system's development potential within the region- the inexistence of a coordinated development in the intermodal transport system within the region, the different transport infrastructure condition (port, railway and road) and unreliability in the service quality towards the final users. Although ecologically and socially more acceptable as a mean of transport, intermodal transport is subordinate in comparison with road transport, hence this project aims to change this. For each of these lacks, the project offers a set of measures and activities to contribute to their removal:
- the introduction of a common and coordinated, systematic, approach in collecting bottlenecks according to the principle bottom-up, in parallel to common and coordinated intermodal transport promotions.
- the development of a transport performance strategy that will allow countries within the region to look at the effects and cost-effectiveness of the planned infrastructure together, not only at a national level but also at a corridor level.
- the development of a quality indicator system for services offered in ports, we will also enable an equal level of services in every port.
All these are contributions to the specific objective of the Programme - to enhance capacity for an integrated transport and mobility service and multimodality in the Adriatic-Ionian area.


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.


• Intermodal Transport Cluster (HR)
• National Technical University in Athens (GR)
• Piraeus Port Authority S.A. (GR)
• Port of Ploče Authority (HR)
• Intermodal Logistics Training Consortium (IT)
• Ministry of infrastructure (SI)
• Port of Bar Holding Company (ME)
• Institute of Transport (AL)
• Codognotto Holding (IT)





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