news INITIATIVE: MEDNET Port Operations Observatory website

European Commission

Athens, Greece

The Observatory of Port Operations in the Mediterranean Sea is an all-inclusive information centre and knowledge base on port administrative requirements, logistics procedures, port operations and customs formalities.
It allows for recording and disseminating best practices, as well as for understanding the technical parametres related to port operations’ performance, through the use of a specialised database, while highlighting at the same time strengths and weaknesses of port operations. Moreover, it provides a communication platform at European, national and regional levels, relying on an open discussion group.Different services are available:

Reference Library: it includes the MEDNETpedia (per basic categories of port operations), legislation (Port Operations and Customs Procedures in the European Union) and Studies&Projects (relevant to Port Operations, Customs Procedures and Transport Observatories);
Meta-analysis: statistical data and results that become available from the analysis of Port Operations and Customs;
GIS – MEDnetwork: it includes Ports information, Vessels traffic (provided through, volume forecast (results of a modeling tool for freight demand studies) and Interoperability (GIS tool that offers a detailed overview of the maritime and intermodal transport network across Europe).
  • Finalised
Geographical coverage
  • Regional (only Mediterranean sea basin)
Intended Users
  • Administrations/Authorities
  • Businessmen/Companies
Country of project partners
  • Cyprus
  • France
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Malta
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Albania