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Ports: Trieste launches Italy-Slovenia project on security

D'Agostino, cross-border platform to ensure the highest standard

12 October, 15:08
(ANSA) - TRIESTE - The first meeting of the European Interreg project on port security, SECNET, involving Trieste, Venice and Koper ports, was held on Thursday in Trieste. The project aims to improve security through technology and procedural innovations in maritime transport. SECNET will study the use of security plans using physical monitoring and surveillance systems, as well as cyber security systems to reject computer-based threats.

The 18-months project is co-funded by the Italy-Slovenia Cross-border Cooperation Program and has a budget of 1.3 million. In addition to the three ports, will participate in the project the University of Trieste, the University of Koper and the Executive Secretariat for the Central European Initiative (CEI).

The chairman of the Port Authority of Trieste, Zeno D'Agostino, pointed out that "today's fundamental challenge in the maritime sector is to ensure the highest standards of safety for people, goods and port facilities". D'Agostino stressed the importance of a project aimed at providing the ports of Trieste, Venice and Koper with common solutions in security management, "by creating an innovative cross-border platform, sharing know-how and best practices. (ANSA).

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