Intermodal passenger connectivity between ports and airports


In the Adriatic-Ionian Region there are many maritime cities which have to deal with a very high number of passengers during the peak season and in which cruise tourism is an important factor of regional and local development.
However, most of these “homeports” for cruisers&ferries are suffering from lack of integration within various modes of transport, especially with regional airports.
The overall objective of INTER-PASS project is to enhance the intermodal connections between ports and airports in the Adriatic–Ionian Region in order to improve the processing of passengers, mainly cruise tourists and travelers reaching tourists destinations located on Adriatic and Ionian costs during the peak season.
During 2 years of project duration, the partners will work together to concretely improve the current situation by contributing to a higher transnational coordination among countries in the development and implementation of integrated passenger transport system and intermodality, reducing existing disparities and creating the opportunity to implement smart solutions to the identified challenges in the field of tourist transport.

The project will produce 3 concrete outputs:
1) Cooperation networks on intermodal and multimodal connectivity between ports and airport located in Adriatic-Ionian Region. The network will be the place where partners and other stakeholders will exchange knowledge on innovative solutions (techniques, methods, operating codes etc.) that could be easily and successfully adapted in Adriatic-Ionian context.
2) Action plan for each territory which will define solutions to be tested and implemented in involved cities. The testing of 4 identified solutions to be implemented in Dubrovnik, Pula, Bari and Corfu during the summer 2018 with the objective to concretely speed up the tourist processing between ports and airport.
3) Elaboration of a joint Integrated Strategic Plan for multimodal passenger transportation between ports and airport to be shared with other ports, airports, and authorities located in Adriatic-Ionian Region.
The project will be implemented by a consortium composed by 8 project partners and 1 associated partner: 3 Airports (Dubrovnik, Pula, Airports of Apulia), 4 Port Authorities (Dubrovnik, Pula, Southern Adriatic, Corfu) and 1 scientific partner (Technological Institute of Epirus).