Success Factors

The Port of Trieste, an international hub for trade with Central and Eastern Europe, is ready to seize opportunities for economic growth and development thanks to:

  • a special regime of free zones
  • natural depths of up to 18 metres
  • great ease of access for shipping
  • excellent road and rail links
  • regular ocean transportation services to and from China, India and the Far East provided by the world’s major shipping lines
  • efficient and sustainable port services (pilotage, anchorage, cargo handling)

Competitive advantage in serving the markets of Central and Eastern Europe. Savings via Trieste:

  • more than 2,200 miles
  • more than 4 days sailing (average speed 20 knots)

Suez – Trieste

  • distance 1,300 miles
  • less than 3 days sailing (average speed 20 knots)

Suez – North European Ports

  • distance 3,500 miles
  • more than 7 days sailing (average speed 20 knots)

The European Commission has identified the project to establish a corridor linking the Adriatic and Baltic as one of the strategic priorities of the overall European Union.

The Baltic-Adriatic Corridor will run through 19 regions in 5 Member States (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria and Italy) and connect more than 40 million people in Europe by linking the two ports of Gdansk and Gdynia, the Corridor’s Northern railheads, to the Port of Trieste, thereby stimulating fresh economic growth throughout the territory crossed by the route.

The Baltic-Adriatic Corridor is a key project for the revival of traffic between the ports of the Baltic and the Adriatic because it will facilitate the channelling of goods arriving from China through the Suez Canal to all of Central Europe. As far as the strategically-positioned logistics terminus of Trieste is concerned, this long and important transport link between the city and Northern Europe will represent a major growth opportunity.

Should some of the goods transported require further work during transit, this could start up a “piloted” flow of material to a substrata of companies responsible for its transformation.
The Friuli Venezia Giulia region, of which Trieste is the capital, is now one of the few areas of the European Union transited by two major European rail routes.

The Mediterranean Corridor is a project for rail freight transport along a line running about 3000 km, through five EU countries: Spain, France, Italy, Slovenia and Hungary.

The Corridor starts in southern Spain, runs through southern France and across the north of Italy along the high-speed, high-capacity Turin-Trieste line to arrive in Slovenia and head towards Hungary until reaching the Ukraine border. The route is the result of a southwards extension of European Priority Project 6 (Lyon-Ukraine border railway axis).

This new high-speed, high-capacity line will link Italy to France and Slovenia, while its Italian stretch will be joined to other European corridors. In particular, it will allow Trieste to be connected with the Baltic-Adriatic Corridor.