T5.06 IT (PEAS) – Optimisation of transport operations in the Port of Trieste

Overview/ summary

The task concerns the optimization of road transport flows into/out of the Ports of Trieste (core port) and Monfalcone (comprehensive port), both managed by the Port Network Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea. More specifically, the implementation will include the development of the port mobile app to manage such flows, which is already being developed in the framework of the FENIX “A European Federated Network of Information eXchange in LogistiX” project (2018-EU-TM-0077-S), co-funded by the CEF Programme, which finished in 2022.

The mobile app is fully integrated with and is able to allow access to several modules of the Port Community System (PCS), such as “port access”, “transit permits”, “gate automation” and “gate monitoring”.

New features of the app include slot booking, relieving transport peaks which create bottlenecks around the port and spreading the truck handling load equally.

This will be done in compliance with EU Reg. no. 1056/2020 on electronic freight transport information (eFTI).

The mobile app will also include the development of the DATEX interface, which was developed within the UMneo project (2016-EU-TM-0044-M), sharing traffic data of the neighbouring motorways with road hauliers and users of the Port of Trieste.

The app will also feature tracking and tracing of trucks to/from the Port of Trieste from neighbouring customs free areas and railroad terminals.


The Port Network Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea is a public body having as its primary task to direct, plan, coordinate, promote and control port operations and commercial and industrial activities in the ports of Trieste and Monfalcone, being respectively core and comprehensive nodes in the TEN-T network.

Located at the intersection between the Baltic-Adriatic and Mediterranean TEN-T core network corridors, the Port of Trieste is an international hub for overland and sea trade with the dynamic markets of Central and Eastern Europe, and it is the top-ranking Italian port for total throughout, with more than 57 million tons (2022) as well as for intermodal trains – almost 10,000 trains.

The Port Network Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea is a member of the North Adriatic Port Association (NAPA), which has the goal of promoting the Northern Adriatic route as an alternative to the North-European ports and the development of maritime and hinterland connections, environmental protection, safety and information technology.

For all the reasons listed above and the numbers of traffic the Port Network Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea has to manage, the task developed within MERIDIAN will make entry/exit in the Ports of Trieste and Monfalcone faster and more efficient, reducing traffic congestion and ultimately air pollution and GHGs.

Further reading

Contact Person: Mr Alberto Cozzi e-mail: alberto.cozzi@porto.trieste.it website: https://www.porto.trieste.it/

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The core message

The task allows the optimization of entry/exit of trucks in the ports of Trieste and Monfalcone, improving the accessibility of core and comprehensive port nodes.

The main objective is to realize efficient, interconnected and multimodal networks and infrastructure.