Enhancing the Transport and Logistics Stakeholders Network
The Port Network Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea and Szczecin & Swinoujscie Seaports Authority signed a Memorandum of Understanding
One of TalkNET’s key objectives is to create closer and tighter business relationships among logistic stakeholders around Europe. Within this framework two of its partners, the Port Network Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea, Port of Trieste and Monfalcone (PNAEAS), and Szczecin & Swinoujscie Seaports Authority signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) during the 7th International Maritime Congress held on 5 September 2019 in Szczecin. From the most important issues, the Congress featured a panel session on the Trimarium Initiative (also spoken of as the Baltic, Adriatic, Black Sea Initiative).
The Italian Ambassador to Poland Aldo Amati witnessed the signing of this joint agreement by the Head of Strategic Development and Special Projects Unit at the Port Network Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea, Sergio Nardini, and the President of the Board of Szczecin & Swinoujscie Seaports Authority, Krzysztof Urbaś.
The MoU aims to establish a strengthened partnership between the two Port Authorities in key sectors, with particular reference to port’s environmental protection initiatives, including green infrastructures and facilities for the provision of alternative fuels deployment services. The two Parties also affirmed their commitment to further their partnership in enhancing intermodality and interoperability on the TEN-T core network corridors, Port Community Systems and implementation of other ICT related tools in compliance with IMO applicable rules and standards. To this end, regularly exchange visits all levels have been scheduled for the upcoming months.
Both Parties have already made various efforts over the past years sharing the strategic objective to improve their respective port operations, service efficiency and competitiveness. In carrying out these efforts, strong cooperation and coordination with relevant public and private stakeholders at EU and international level have always been commonly recognized as critical for ports’ continued success and ability to ensure sustainable added value as set out in the EU’s growth strategy.
The MoU thus formalizes this shared strategic vision and its aim to strengthen Europe’s interests in promoting EU and international maritime cooperation.