The Port Network Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea is one of the partners of the project “REIF – Regional infrastructure for railway freight transport – revitalized” co-financed by the programme Interreg Central Europe.

Project Objective

REIF addresses Priority Axis 4 (Cooperating on transport to better connect CENTRAL EUROPE) and Specific Objective 4.2 (To improve coordination among freight transport stakeholders for increasing multimodal environmentally friendly freight solutions) and aims at increasing the modal share of rail freight transport through mitigation measures for the regional feeder system. The project is tackling relevant challenges related to lacking connectivity at regional level.

REIF primarily acts on developing and applying tools to analyze regional potentials for rail freight transport, identifying infrastructural bottlenecks, and effective measures for either preserving vulnerable connections or even redeveloping closed tracks. Pilot actions test novel approaches to overcome different discontinuities of the regional rail network in the participating regions.

Within REIF project the Port Network Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea will carry out some pilot actions. In particular, it will develop a pre-investment study for the upgrade of a part of the port railway infrastructures and an operational concept to optimize the use of existing railway infrastructures inside and outside the port to support freight trains.    

Lead Partner

Thuringian Ministry for Infrastructure and Agriculture (Germany);


University of Applied Science Erfurt (Germany); Office of the Regional Government of Styria (Austria); Institute for Traffic and Transport Ljubljana (Slovenia); Port Network Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea (Italy); Intermodal Transport Cluster (Croatia); Central European Transport Corridor Limited Liability European Grouping of Territorial Co-operation (Poland); Institute for Transport and Logistics Foundation (Italy); Luka Koper, port and logistics system, public limited company (Slovenia); Emilia-Romagna Region (Italy);


36 months, from April 2019 – until March 2022

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