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Completed

PROJECT WEBSITE

http://www.optimedproject.eu/

PROGRAM WEBSITE

http://www.enpicbcmed.eu/

BUDGET

1.999.403,13 €

TIMELINE

31/12/2013 - 30/12/2015 https://www.ascame.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/OPTIMED-Summary.pdf

Documentation

Project

Rationalising Mediterranean Sea Ways: from Southern-Eastern to Northern-Western ports

Objectives

OPTIMED project aims at promoting new opportunities, facilities, tools and skills to improve the trade network between the northern shores of the High Tyrrhenian arc and the eastern-southern shores of the Mediterranean sea, thus improving commercial connections and relationships between public and private operators in maritime transport and logistics sector of Lebanon, Italy, Spain and France (General objective).

To achieve the aforementioned goal, an innovative virtual logistics platform structured around ports strengthened as Ro-Ro hubs will be implemented (Specific objective).

Sectors

  • Blue Economy
  • Business
  • Construction & Infrastructures
  • Logistics
  • Maritime
  • Trade

Target groups

  • Business Operators
  • Shipbrokers
  • International organisations
  • Public Institutions in the field of Maritime Transport
  • Shipping companies

Beneficiaries

  • Business Support Organisations (BSOs)
  • Corporations
  • Decision-makers (local, regional and national levels)
  • International organisations
  • Public services & Infrastructures
  • Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs)

Budget

1.999.403,13 €

90% – European Union (ENPI CBC MED)
10% – Project co-financing

Timeline

31/12/2013 - 30/12/2015

Realisations

  • Design of an alternative hub-based network system through the creation and analysis of a database containing information about the origin and destination of goods for each port in the geographical areas examined.
  • Preliminary design of new hub-based port facilities of Porto Torres (Italy) and Beirut (Lebanon), planned to improve their performance as RO-RO hubs in the framework of the freight shipping network.
  • Design, development, implementation and testing of a virtual platform, an information system specifically designed to support the new optimized maritime trade network.
  • Implementation of “Business to Business” meetings between economic operators in France, Italy, Spain and Lebanon, to develop new business relationships based on the opportunities of the new optimised maritime trade network.
  • The capitalisation of the results. Maximize the diffusion of project results and instruments at national and Euro-Mediterranean level (training and information sessions targeted to the public and private organization operating in maritime transport and logistics sectors interested on short sea shipping; participation at the annual international event SIL – International Logistics and Material Handling Exhibition Barcelona 2015).
  • Communication and dissemination activities, aiming to create visibility through the selected media in the involved countries and at Mediterranean level.