Rationalising Mediterranean Sea Ways: 

from Southern-Eastern to Northern-Western ports


During the meeting, organized by ASCAME - Association of the Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Industry, the partners will illustrate the progress of the planned project activities and will discuss the opportunity to integrate the project with the OPTIMED Initiatives of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) . The UfM aims at enhancing cooperation and partnership in the Mediterranean through the implementation of specific regional cooperation projects. 

OPTIMED project’s goal is to promote new opportunities, facilities, tools and skills to improve the trade network between the northern shores of the High Tyrrhenian arc and the eastern-southern shores of the Mediterranean sea, thus improving commercial connections and relationships between public and private operators in maritime transport and logistics sector of Lebanon, Italy, Spain and France.

In order to achieve the aforementioned goal, an innovative virtual logistics platform structured around ports strengthened as Ro-Ro hubs will be implemented.

OPTIMED project is funded under the European Programme ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin 2007-2013 (European Neiborough Partnership Instrument), of which Sardinia Region is the Beneficiary.

The project, which plans aTotal budget of € 1.999.403 (Programme contribution € 1.799.462, Project co-financing € 199.941), involves the following partners:

Autonomous Region of Sardinia (Beneficiary)

University of Cagliari – CIREM (Italy, Sardegna)

Port Authority of Olbia and Golfo Aranci (Italy, Sardegna)

Association of Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce - ASCAME (Spain, Cataluña)

European Short Sea Shipping School (Spain, Cataluña)

Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Beirut and Mount Lebanon (Lebanon)


Ministry of Public Works and Transport - DGLMP (Lebanon)

Virtual logistics platform

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