portIntegration_logoIn December 2007 the Freeport of Riga Authority consented to become a partner of the project PORT-NET II – Policy Challenges for the Sustainable multi-modal Transport.


The Lead Partner of the said project is the Ministry for Economy and Labour Affairs of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg , other partners are representatives of 10 countries – Port Authorities of Hamburg, Valencia, Antwerp, Marseilles, Hamina, Riga, Tallinn and Klaipeda, as well as Essex County Council, Chamber of Commerce of Genoa and the Municipality of Ancona.

Project activities

  • 1. Project management. The responsible Partner – the Ministry of Economics and Labour Affairs of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and Hamburg Port Authority.
  • 2. Communication. The responsible Partner - Essex Regional Council. Exchange of information, promotion activities, presentation of project progress and results, information dissemination to the EU and partner countries' respective institutions and the media is provided in the framework of this component.
  • 3. Exchange of experience and best practice identification. The activities, included into this component arte divided into 3 sub-programs:
  • 3.1. Transport policy and capacity building. The responsible partner – the Antwerp Port Authority. In the framework of this sub-program the current issues of the EU legislation and planning initiatives related to the port and maritime transport sector will be analysed. The proposals related to policy planning will be elaborated and submitted to the relevant institutions. Cooperation with the EU and national planning institutions, dealing with maritime transport policy development, is planned by the means of interactive exchange of information and opinions (International policy Forum).
  • 3.2. Maritime Transport and Port interfaces (Maritime Transport and Port interfaces). The responsible partner – the Port Authority of Valencia. The main focus of the sub-program is on the EDI - Electronic Data Exchange Systems, that can facilitate marine and hinterland transport connection and enhance cargo handling efficiency. In the framework of the project it is planned to identify the best practices, as well as to develop a plan for transfer/implementation of the best practices.
  • 3.3. (Hinterland Transport Gateways/Structures). The responsible partner – Marseille FOS Port Authority. Solutions related to the development of innovative and sustainable multimodal structures and logistics concepts (hinterland gateways, dryports, etc.) will be reviewed in the framework of the sub-program, identifying the best practices and designing a plan for their transfer/implementation.

The end-product of the Project – development of guidelines, recommendations, studies, action plans in the framework of every sub-program.


The Freeport of Riga Authority participates in the Sub-program 3.1. Transport policy and capacity building activities (with participation of all partners) as well as in the Sub-program 3.2. Maritime Transport and Port interfaces, dealing with EDI - Electronic Data Exchange Systems.



With the final conference in Ipswich, Great Britain, the EU INTERREG IVC project PORT INTEGRATION has finished its work.

During the Project several studies and best practice guides were published:

icon Interactions Between Port and Inland Terminals Genoa Case (2.91 MB)

icon Environment for Application ITC Technologies European Ports (4.75 MB)

icon Environment for Application ITC Technologies European Ports Executive Summary (1.64 MB)

icon Action Plan for Good ICT Practices Transfer (3.16 MB)

icon Port Authority Action Plan on ITC (1023.28 kB)

icon Supply Chain Indicators Influence on Port Strategies (4.31 MB)

Good Practice Cases