Redevelopment of the Marina di Carrara Waterfront

The Port System Authority of the Eastern Ligurian Sea has obtained funding approval for the project called MARBLE “MARitime port Bridging Landside infrastructure,” related to improving the accessibility of the port of Marina di Carrrara, under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Transport call 2019, reserved for Comprehensive ports in the TEN-T network.

The overall objective of the MARBLE project is to improve the connection between the port of Marina di Carrara and the road and rail transport networks pertaining to it. Specifically, the funding obtained through the MARBLE project will cover part of the costs related to the works to upgrade the multimodal access system to the port and the maritime works required to secure them. These works fall under areas 1 and 2 of the Marina di Carrara Port Waterfront Project, the approval process for which is already at an advanced stage.

The project will have a duration of about 2 years (December 2019 – September 2021) and a total eligible cost of €11,312,763, of which €2,262,553 will be co-financed by the CEF call.

“Obtaining this funding represents a truly important result,” comments President Carla Roncallo, “as it will make a fundamental contribution to the Port System Authority’s development projects and in particular to the redevelopment of the Marina di Carrara Waterfront, whose works will bring considerable benefits both from the point of view of the management of goods entering and leaving the port especially for traffic related to the industrial area located close to the port, and from the point of view of the quality of life for the population. Obtaining this funding is also a source of great satisfaction for our Authority,” continued President Roncallo, “because MARBLE is the first community project approved, since the Port System Authority was established, that concerns the port of Marina di Carrara, and this will contribute to giving European visibility to our comprehensive port as well. This aspect, which I would like to emphasize, testifies to the great work carried out by the offices of the AdSP with a view to integration and synergy between the ports of La Spezia and Marina di Carrara also in the field of community planning.”