Bari, Italy (PortSEurope) November 22, 2018 – A joint delegation from Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mare Adriatico Meridionale (AdSP – Southern Adriatic Sea Port Authority), Interporto Bologna and GTS – Green Transport Solutions, has attended the Logitrans, international fair, in Istanbul, Turkey, November 14-16, 2018.
The AdSP represents the ports of Bari, Brindisi, Manfredonia, Barletta and Monopoli.
The Logitrans event promotes logistics and integrated transport, and was attended by over 13,000 participants from 50 different countries, and 150 exhibitors from 24 countries.
The Italian organisations presented their infrastructures, railway services and, in particular, the Bologna-Bari intermodal service carried out in partnership to the international audience.
The joint participation follows the agreement signed by AdSP and Interporto Bologna which is developing the Bologna Interporto – Bari Scalo Ferruccio – Brindisi Porto railway, using the existing railway infrastructure at the Brindisi airport, and will be carried out by GTS.
The objective is to create a transport and integrated logistics system that acts as a lever to increase competitiveness and facilitate exchanges, strengthening the links between actors of the transport sector in order to offer the market innovative and eco-sustainable solutions.
“LogiTrans has offered us the opportunity to interact with the stakeholders of emerging markets, in strategic sectors such as logistics and transport intermodality”, says Ugo Patroni Griffi, AdSP President. “We need to speed up the development of intermodal traffic. sea. This will bring together more rapid connections, decongesting roads, and seal the role of geographically strategic hubs in the ports of Bari and Brindisi, in international and national connections.
With great satisfaction, in Istanbul we finally saw Apulia on the maps of all the major operators. As in Campania, Lombardy, Piedmont and Liguria, it is however necessary to promote intermodality, also with measures of economic support such as the regional railways. To this end I will ask the Puglia Region to provide for such a measure. If the cost of the Brindisi-Bari route was reduced, the port of Brindisi could be really competitive with other Italian and foreign airports”.
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