The Venice Port Authority (VPA) is a subject under public law. It is in charge of directing, scheduling, coordinating, promoting and supervising port operations both at commercial and industrial level.
Moreover it carries out the maintenance of shared areas and of the seabed, monitors the supply of general services, manages State-owned maritime property and plans the development of the port area.
Being one of the European leading figures in the project cargo and general cargo sectors, VPA constantly and precisely invests in strengthening the port infrastructure, in compliance with the principles of eco-friendliness and environmental protection.
Throughout the years VPA took part in several European projects: first in the framework of the INTERREG IIIA and INTERREG IIIB programmes, then, for the 2007-2013 period, both as leader (WATERMODE – South East Europe programme, EMPIRIC – Central Europe Programme, SAFEPORT – Italy-Slovenia Programme, APC - IPA Adriatic Programme) and partner (SONORA – Central Europe Programme, MEMO – MED Programme, ALPCHECK – Alpine Space Programme) and took part in many other initiatives including the ones directly founded by the European Commission (TEN-T Networks and LIFE Programme).