Adriatic MoS
Developing of Motorways of Sea system in Adriatic region

Priority and Measure
Measure 3.2 - Sustainable Mobility Systems
Priority 3 – Accessibility and Networks
EUSAIR Pillars
Blue growth, connecting region
Type of Project
Roberto Mencarelli
Interviewee role
Project manager
RAM Rete Autostrade Mediterranee
+39 06 4412 3259
Project website
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Role Name City Country Contact Person Email /website
Lead Partner RAM - Rete Autostrade Mediterranee Spa Roma Italy Roberto Mencarelli
Partner 1 Ministry of Transport Ljubljana Ljubljana Slovenia Janez Požar
Partner 2 Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure Croatia Zagreb Croatia Katja Božić Fredotović
Partner 3 University of Rijeka, Faculty for Maritime Science Rijeka Croatia Alen Jugović
Partner 4 Shortsea Promotion Centre Croatia Rijeka Croatia Dražen Žgaljić
Partner 5 Albanian Institute of Transport Tirana Albania Brikena Tare  
Partner 6 Ministry of transport, maritime affairs and telecommunications Montenegro Podgorica Montenegro Lidija Mitrovic
Partner 7 National technical university of Athens   Palaiopolis Greece Anna Lekka

Project Description


Project description

The overall objective of the project was to develop the MoS in the Adriatic as an integral part of the East Mediterranean MoS transport system, through the creation, development and elaboration of a Master Plan. When MoS in the Adriatic area will be developed sufficiently, modal shift from only road transport to combined transport will be created, thus reducing road congestions, benefit environmental protection and sustainable growth of the economy in the region.


What has been done during the project in order to achieve its main goal(s)?

The  Adriatic MoS Masterplan contains the state of the art of all ports (both IPA and EU) operating in the Adriatic area. The bottlenecks and missing links of the ports have been properly analyzed and reported through a series of questionnaires. Moreover, the existing lines were examined in detail with particular attention to past, current and future (2020, 2025, 2030) freight flows.

After the bottlenecks and missing links were properly classified for each port, the Master Plan defined the “priority needs” for their elimination.

At a later stage the project elaborated a possible division of the area in port clusters, which would be able to attract a higher level of traffic, through a more specialized and systematic approach. Once the  port clusters were identified  along with the freight traffic flows forecasts, the new potential MoS lines of the Adriatic were elaborated.  Once the possible MoS routes were identified, an environmental analysis and a CBA were performed as well, in order to perform a prioritization of all MoS projects in the area. Finally the infrastructural interventions needed in order to develop the above mentioned potential MoS corridors were listed and prioritized as well.


Which are the project main results/impacts? 

Results/Impact 1

The Adriatic MoS Project contributed to the development of the MoS in the Adriatic area as a core segment of the transport system of the Eastern Mediterranean through the creation, elaboration and development  of the Adriatic MoS Masterplan (on the base of the East Med MoS Materplan 2005-GR-90701-S).

Results/Impact 2

The project elaborated a possible division of the area in port clusters, which would be able to attract a higher level of traffic, through a more specialized and systematic approach.

Results/Impact 3

Through the Project it was possible to increase Cross-border Cooperation between the project partners. In fact after the project end the partners of the Adriatic MoS Project cooperated on many other projects.

Results/Impact 4

The Adriatic MoS Master Plan contains an environmental impact analysis which will help identify the environmental effects of the interventions needed in the Adriatic sea to boost MoS and SSS.