NAPA Joint Declaration: EALING named among the main initiatives

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On 3rd December, with the presence of Adina Vălean, European Commissioner for Transport, a Joint Declaration was signed by the ports of the North Adriatic Ports Association (NAPA) – namely the Ports of Venice and Chioggia, Trieste and Monfalcone, Ravenna, Koper and Rijeka to strengthen the cooperation on the implementation of coordinated Actions for green and smart policies and connection to the TEN-T network.

With reference to environmental sustainability and energy efficiency the NAPA ports jointly declared their commitment to permanent cross-border cooperation for the purpose of reducing the environmental impacts of port operations, building these actions on the best practices identified by the ongoing cooperation projects co-funded by the European Union. Among them EALING, in which North Adriatic Sea Ports Authority and Eastern Adriatic Sea Ports Authority are inolved, was identified and presented as one of the main initiatives in the field of decarbonisation and green transition for ports.

EALING Action indeed, being the first phase of the Global project “European flagship action for cold ironing in ports” (EALING), is a study proposing a common EU harmonised and interoperable framework – from a technical, legal and regulatory point of view – for the transition to electrification for at least 16 of the EU maritime ports involved in the EALING consortium, facilitating the implementation phase of OPS infrastructures and equipment.