30th September 2021

The Port of La Spezia, partner of COMODALCE, presented the project at a round table discussion session named “LINKING PORTS AND INLAND TERMINALS” during the SeaFuture2021 event held in La Spezia on 30th September 2021.

Eng. Federica Montaresi from the Port Authority of the Eastern Ligurian Sea talked about the importance of the COMODALCE project within the framework of European cooperation projects on transport that are enhancing coordination along the supply chain through innovative ICT solutions.

The discussion was shared with other two important Interreg Central Europe projects, namely REIF and InterGreen Nodes, respectively represented by Ms. Anna Giarandoni from ITL and Mr. James Orlandi by the port of Venice. The activities of the COMODALCE project were illustrated in the amazing scenario inside the “Luigi Rizzo” warship. The high-level platform of attendants included also some of the COMODALCE partners who attended the 6th Project Steering Committee at the Port Authority headquarters the day before.

During the presentation, the three main pillars of the project were shared:

  • Enhancing planning competences of coordinated multimodal freight transport through ICT
  • Testing enhanced coordination of multimodal freight transport in CE through ICT pilot actions
  • Providing an operational framework for coordinated multimodal freight transport through ICT in CE

Eng. Montaresi underlined that COMODALCE outcomes are also fully aligned with the aim of the initiative “2021 European Year of Rail”, an initiative proposed by the European Commission as part of the EU’s efforts under the European Green Deal to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. The COMODALCE project is an opportunity to highlight the benefits of rail as a sustainable, smart and safe means of transport.