APICE common transnational strategy

The Common Transnational Strategy of APICE has moved from the comparison of regional scenarios shared by all partners and local key-stakeholders, with the aim of considering  the strategies/techniques to get grip on the EU environmental  and maritime directives, of evaluating options for future territorial legislations (i.e. integrate existing urban master-plans and port investments plans) and possible ecofinancing incentives (i.e. blue-flags incentive, Clean Ship Project) to merge environmental and socio-economic needs of port-cities policies and pursue the EU requirements for coasts and sea sustainable management.

The actions shared by the Partnership as part of the Common Transnational Strategy are listed below:




Measure 1: Ship Emissions

Action 1.1: On-shore Power Supply (OPS)

Action 1.2: Change fuel while manouvreing

Action 1.3: Alternative fuel (LNG)

Measure 2: Diesel powered equipment and Cargo handling equipment

Action 2.1: Accelerated fleet turnover

Action 2.2: Idle reduction programs

Action 2.3: Alternative fuels

Measure 3: Road Traffic

Action 3.1: Improvement of road system (to avoid congestion)

Action 3.2: Environmental excellence certification for trucks

Action 3.3: Mode switching - Alternative fuels (CNG, LNG, hybrid)

Action 3.4: Idle reduction programs

Measure 4: Rail Traffic

Action 4.1: Increase rail ratio through economic incentives

Action 4.2: Improvement of rail system (access, avoid congestion)

Action 4.3: Track electrification

Measure 5: Inventorying, Monitoring, Coordinating, Communicating

Action 5.1: Monitoring and control (protocol or agreement between stakeholders, etc)

Action 5.2: Port Air Quality Steering/Working Committee

Action 5.3: Data Sharing: Inventoring Emissions and Monitoring concentrations as the base for planning

Action 5.4: Communication strategy


Details on the Common Transnational strategy are available in the publication “Common Transnational Strategy to curb emissions: APICE for the Mediterranean”