The Port Network Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea is a beneficiary of the project “METRO – Maritime Environment-friendly TRanspOrt systems” co-financed by the Italy – Croatia CBC Programme 2014 – 2020 Interreg V – A.

Project Objective

METRO aims at improving the quality, safety and environmental sustainability of marine and coastal transport services and nodes by promoting multimodality in the Programme area through a synergic collaboration among Universities, companies and public bodies involved in the project.

In particular, new traffic modalities based on the use of vessels using compatible energy sources will be developed. In addition to this, partners will study and define good practices for infrastructure adaptation for energy recharging of vessels in small harbors where stability of electric power supply and distribution grids is still variable and partly unstudied.

Within METRO , studies of physical interface between the hybrid ship and the port infrastructure on Trieste area and several analysis will be carried out in order to find a future solution to create a charging station in the port.

Lead Partner

University of Trieste – Department of Engineering and Architecture (Italy)


Wartsila Italia SpA (Italy); Port Network Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea (Italy); Tehnomont Shipyard Pula Ltd (Croatia); Istrian Development Agency – IDA Ltd (Croatia); University of Rijeka – Faculty of Engineering (Croatia); University in Rijeka, Faculty of Maritime Studies Rijeka (Croatia).



30 months, from January 2019 – until June 2021


Project Newsletters

METRO Newsletter #4

METRO Newsletter #3

METRO Newsletter #2

METRO Newsletter #1

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