Nethun provides management, surveillance and maintenance services for public (non-commercial) moorings within the port area. Public mooring services are governed by Venice Port Authority Order n. 245 of the 3rd October 2006. The Venice Port Authority has granted Nethun the concession to manage moorings in the authority’s waters. With the prior permission of the authority, Nethun may also install additional moorings in the area as required. The safety regulations governing public moorings are imposed by the Venice Port Authority.
The areas in which public moorings are available lie in two municipalities, Venice and Cavallino-Treporti, and in particular in the following sub-areas:
- Venice Tronchetto;
- Venice Cornoldi (San Marco);
- Venice Zattere (ex ACTV);
- Venice Incurabili/Spirito Santo (Zattere);
- Cavallino - Treporti Punta Sabbioni.
Nethun’s own personnel, operating in the various areas in which moorings are available, provide a service comprising the following activities:
Mooring equipment checks
Nethun’s personnel regularly inspect all equipment used by the mooring service (fixed piers, pontoons and walkways). If any anomaly or any condition prejudicial to the efficiency of the service (e.g. damaged or unsafe equipment) is found, the relevant bodies are called in to restore the equipment to a fully functional condition. Minor maintenance problems that can be solved quickly and easily are dealt with directly by Nethun’s own personnel.
Provided the relevant contract is stipulated with Nethun, vessels may use the mooring service to embark and disembark passengers, to moor overnight or to moor for up to 24 hours a day. The contract defines the mooring area, the individual mooring station and the conditions of use (embarkation and disembarkation only, overnight mooring, all-day mooring, etc.).
Checks on user compliance
Nethun’s personnel verify that all mooring equipment is used correctly, and ensure that all users have the necessary authorisations in order to prevent abuse. Duty personnel are provided with a list of all vessels authorised to moor, specifying the operating company or cooperative, vessel type, registration in the case of pleasure vessels or licence number for vessels of under 5 tons gross weight, including yellow licence taxi and hire boats. Vessels without a regular contract may also moor in the areas managed by Nethun. In such cases, duty personnel compile a form (ticket) showing the details of vessel and the mooring station assigned to it. A copy of this document is presented to the user, who will subsequently receive an invoice for the service provided, in accordance with the notices displayed at the moorings.
We - Count
The We-Count system, connected over the We-Neth network, is specially designed to eliminate the need to manually count passengers embarking from the quaysides controlled by Nethun. The system uses UHF antennas installed along the quaysides and special tags applied to the vessels in the same way as stickers to count the number of passengers embarking on each trip. Special stereoscopic cameras also count the number of passengers embarking and disembarking. Collected data, once confirmed by input from hand-held terminals, will be used to populate a dedicated web portal.