The Port Network Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea is a beneficiary of the project “INTESA – Improving Maritime Transport Efficiency and Safety in the Adriatic” co-financed by the Italy – Croatia CBC Programme 2014 – 2020 Interreg V A.

Project Objective 

The aim of INTESA is to harmonize and optimize the procedures of the complete maritime transport process in order to make port and maritime transport system more efficient and safe.

INTESA will consider all the phases of maritime transport – deepsea traffic, entrance/exit in port, berth and gate in/gate out – addressing specific issues that limit the efficiency of logistic and transport processes both on land and sea side, in particular through the development of innovative ICT tools aimed at increasing navigation safety.

Within INTESA, the Port of Trieste will improve the management of natural harbour through ICT systems, optimising the safety and security monitoring as well as streamlining transport flows. Also, it will integrate its Port Community System (Synfomar) with the VTS interacting directly with the Italian Coast Guard.       

Lead Partner

North Adriatic Sea Port Authority – Ports of Venice and Chioggia (Italy);


Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport – Coast Guard Headquarters (MIT – ITCG) (Italy); RAM – Rete Autostrade Mediterranee SpA (Italy); Port Network Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea (Italy); Ravenna Port Authority (Italy); Central Adriatic Port Authority (Italy); Southern Adriatic Sea Port Authority (Ports of Bari, Brindisi, Manfredonia, Barletta and Monopoli) (Italy); Rijeka Port Authority (Croatia); Ploče Port Authority (Croatia); Split Port Authority (Croatia); Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure (MSTI) (Croatia); Meteorological and Hydrological Service of Croatia (DHMZ) (Croatia);


30 months – from January 2019 until June 2021

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