Thanks to SUSPORT the first two electric vehicles delivered to the Port of Trieste

Thanks to SUSPORT the first two electric vehicles delivered to the Port of Trieste

Published on 16/01/2023 (last modified 16/01/2023)

The Port of Trieste invests in sustainable mobility. The car fleet of the Port Authority becomes more environmentally friendly with the first two new electrically powered vehicles just delivered and purchased with EU resources. Together with the new vehicles, recharging stations have also recently been installed.

The purchase was made thanks to the "SUSPORT - SUStainable PORTs" project, financed by the Interreg Italy-Croatia Cross-border Cooperation Programme 2014-2020, which aims to improve the environmental performance and energy efficiency of the Adriatic ports of Italy and Croatia by carrying out pilot actions in various fields such as noise, air quality, and CO2 emissions. With a total budget of €7,142,000, €753,000 of which for the Trieste Port Authority (LP), SUSPORT also involves the ports of Venice, Ravenna, Ancona, Bari, and Porto Nogaro, as well as the main Croatian ports - Rijeka, Zadar, Split, Ploče, and Dubrovnik - and the research and promotion agencies of both countries.

The operation represents one of the pieces of the broader decarbonisation strategy of the Port Authority, also pursued through other European funds, which have financed activities such as the installation of recharging stations, the replacement of port lighting systems with LED systems and the design of all cold ironing systems in the Trieste and Monfalcone ports. In the two-year period 2021-2022, the share of investments in EU projects allocated by the Julian Authority in the green sector amounted to EUR 6.7 million.

It should also be noted that the Port Authority is also involved in other projects (financed by Horizon 2020 and NRRP) that envisage actions aimed at reducing emissions produced by the fleet of vehicles and heavy port vehicles to pursue the goal of increasingly green ports.



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