Project name: ADRIPASS (Integrating multimodal connections in the Adriatic-Ionian region)
Lead Partner: Central European Initiative (CEI)
SEETO role: Project Partner
Area: Transport
Duration: 01/2018-12/2019

One of the main reasons that hamper the growth and the economic development of transport sector in ADRION region is the lack of efficient maritime – hinterland connections, mainly caused by the existence of various bottlenecks at border level.

ADRIPASS – financed by the European Regional Development Fund ERDF) and by the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA II) under the Interreg ADRION Programme  – will tackle this problem by:

  • analysing physical and non-physical bottlenecks on the Trans European Transport Networks (TEN-T) corridor sections of the ADRION region, with a specific focus on those recently extended to the Western Balkans, where most Border Crossing Points (BCPs) are located;
  • testing specific Information and Communication Technology solutions for streamlining freight transport in ADRION ports, setting standards which may be replicated to Electronic Data Interchange interfaces at BCPs.

Through the results of ADRIPASS project, and in particular through the ADRIPASS strategy for the enhancement of multimodal transport efficiency and competitiveness which is going to be lead by SEETO, planning capacities of transport stakeholders (port terminal/logistic operators, freight forwarders, railway companies) and national and European policymakers (Ministries of Transport, European Commission, TEN-T Corridor coordinators) will significantly be  improved, since all of them are facing the same challenges concerning multimodal transport accessibility and network efficiency on the TEN-T Corridor sections in the ADRION region (from the port to the hinterland).

SEETO will ensure a smooth and efficient implementation of all project activities and a successful reporting to the European Commission.