ADRION SUPPLY CHAIN
Adrion (Adriatic – Ionian) Supply Chain
Collaborations in the wider Adriatic – Ionian region
The developments in the supply chain and in transport, such as service and process innovation, product lifecycle reduction, time to market, progress in information and communication technologies, new manufacturing practices logistics networks, the development of regional and local distribution centers, the developments in combined transport and the changes in the supply chain’s expectations are a factor which have changed ports’ roles, being simply loading and unloading sites, at terminals / intermodal transport centers in supply chain systems, centers that are now upgraded to their services, add value to the benefit of port users and final consumers of the goods. Ports have perhaps become the most important link in the generation, distribution and consumption chain of economies.
Enhancing port cooperation as part of the supply chain is much more of a priority today than it was in other seasons.
Ports have evolved from a simple point of import / export of products to a center of transit trade and industrial operations within a logistics system.
Both the competitive advantage of the Adriatic region and the port of Igoumenitsa, which already maintains regular connections with the ports of Bari, Brindisi, Ancona, Venice and Trieste, as well as the advantage of a safe hinterland connection from the Greek side the modern Road Networks of Egnatia Odos, the Ionian Road that has been completed in its largest share, and the E65 road axis to be completed – give as a whole the opportunity to create collaborations within the National Port Network and with ports along this axis.
With a view to simplifying – standardizing procedures and thus minimizing transit time within the same supply chain, we could unify and create standards commonly accepted throughout the logistics flow, such as:
– The implementation of Community directives on security in Ports and along the supply chain that is already at a good level, as well as the implementation of the directive on transparency in the operation of port services.
– in the case of weighing of lorries and the adoption of a commonly accepted balancing mark
– information exchange
– waste management issues
– on boarding and disembarkation control issues
The conference held in Igoumenitsa on May 5th 2017, in which representatives of Italian and Greek ports participated, came out the necessity to develop a more stable cooperation between the ports in a joint effort to improve the offerings.
The Technical Committee, in which participate the representatives of both the Italian and the Greek ports with representatives, had the 1st Meeting in November 2017 at Igoumenitsa to proceed with the elaboration of a joint plan to improve the procedures for maritime transport and intermodal connections to the hinterland in the context of supply chain operations. For this purpose a relevant Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by all the parts.
Technical Committee Members
Port Authority of Igoumenitsa S.A.
Port Authority of Alexandroupolis S.A.
Port Authority of Volos S.A.
Port Authority of Patras S.A.
Port Authority of Thessaloniki S.A.
Central Adriatic Ports Authority (Ancona Port)
East Adriatic Sea Ports Authority (Trieste Port)
South Adriatic Sea Ports Authority (Bari Port)
Ravenna Port Authority
Rete Autostrade Mediterranee (RAM)
Port of Burgas