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THPA S.A. possesses substantial experience in participation in European Programs of multi-membered collaborations, in relation to research and the implementation of pilot applications in the departments of multimodal transports and logistics, as well as the research for development possibilities of multimodal transports in the area of Southeastern Europe, connected to the Trans-European Transportation Networks.

Currently, the following projects are being implemented:



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Funding scheme: Horizon 2020.

LOGIMATIC proposes an ad-hoc advanced location and navigation solution to enable the automation of existing port vehicles with a significantly lower cost which will allow short-medium term investments until the whole port fleet is renewed with totally autonomous vehicles in the long term. The project will develop and demonstrate an innovative location and navigation solution for the automation of the operations of straddle carriers in container terminals.


  • To develop an advanced automated navigation solution based on the integration of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and sensors onboard the SC vehicles.
  • To implement a GIS-based control module compatible with existing Terminal Operating Systems (TOS) for optimized global (yard level) route planning and fleet management.
  • To implement security mechanism in order to detect and avoid spoofing and/or jamming attacks.
  • To assess the impact of application of such automated approach at large scale through simulation.
  • To integrate, validate and demonstrate the proposed solution in a real port yard.



SUPAIR - Updated on May 15, 2018

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Thessaloniki Port Authority SA is one of the partners of the project “Sustainable Ports in the Adriatic-Ionian Region” (SUPAIR) cofinanced by the Adriatic-Ionian Programme INTERREG V-B Transnational 2014-2020.

Program priority: Connected Region

Program specific objective: Enhance capacity for integrated transport and mobility services and multimodality in the Adriatic-Ionian area.

Project objective  
Ports are core nodes for multimodal transport in the Adriatic-Ionian basin and strategic key drivers for economic growth: reducing negative environmental impacts is essential for a sustainable development of the area.
SUPAIR responds to this major challenge; it tackles reduction of emissions from shipping and on-shore port operations with an integrated approach, enhancing port authorities’ capacity to plan and implement low-carbon and multimodal transport and mobility solutions and further empowering the main political, technical, trade stakeholders and partners in related decision-making.

  • establishes a TRANSNATIONAL NETWORK of port authorities, technical organizations, relevant actors to jointly elaborate the project’s durable and transferable methodology;
  • develops operational ACTION PLANS complete with technical and feasibility studies in the 7 partner ports;
  • implements dedicated actions and produces a TRANSNATIONAL STRATEGY for port-based low-carbon transport systems to increase the network, disseminate, enhance and widen scope, methodology and results. 

The transnational development and implementation of methodology and actions insisting on a broad range of fields, with an innovative territory-based approach, involving port authorities, technical partners, stakeholders and institutional actors guarantee quality, durability and transferability. SUPAIR’s impacts are short-term and mid- to long-term plans implemented and financed, new actions undertaken following the established methodology by an enhanced and widened network of ports. Benefits for the involved territories embrace enhanced technical capacity for ports, increased empowerment of relevant local organizations and institutions, improved environmental quality and attractiveness, increased investments in low-carbon and environment-friendly port transport and mobility solutions.

Lead Partner: Area di ricerca scientifica e tecnologica di Trieste

Venice International University, Port Authorities of  Trieste and Venezia (Italy), namely: Port Network Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea and North Adriatic Sea Port Authority; Centre for Research and Technologies of Hellas (CERTH), Piraeus Port Authority SA, Thessaloniki Port Authority SA(Greece); Logistics Port System of Capodistria, Luka Koper (Slovenia); Port Authority of Durres (Albania); Port Authority of Bar (Crna Gora_Montenegro).

Duration: 24 months from January 2018

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