Replacement of the internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEs) with battery electric vehicle (BEVs) in the Ports of Trieste and Monfalcone
The Port Network Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea has competence over the ports of Trieste and Monfalcone. It has calculated the carbon footprint of all portrelated activities (maritime and landside) for both ports and it is engaged in reducing all GHG emissions. It has decided to replace all its ICEs with BEVs, also through the following EU-funded projects:
1) NOEMIX (H2020), whereby the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region will contract the instal-lation of charging stations and long-term rent of BEVs for several public administrations
2) CLEAN BERTH (Interreg Ita-Si), whereby the Port Network Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea will install an additional charging statio
3) SUSPORT (Interreg Ita-Cro), whereby the Port Network Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea will purchase a BEV.
This practice is financed by EU funds, with a total budget of approximately 150.000 Euros
Evidence of success
The analysis of the carbon footprint showed that the CO2eq produced yearly by the vehicles owned by the Port Network Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea – Ports of Trieste and Monfalcone amount to 19.7 tons.
The full replacement of all the aforementioned vehicles with electric vehicles will allow to save the entire amount of 19.7 tCO2eq every year.
The main challenge regards the need to modify the electrical infrastructures and grids of the Port Network Authority
Potential for learning or transfer
This practice can be easily replicated in all the other ports of the EU, given the maturity of the technology and the availability of EU funds supporting it. A thorough analysis of the carbon footprint generated in each port is necessary to assess the impact of this measure on the contribution to climate change caused by port activities