Messina, Italy (PortSEurope) May 3, 2021 – The Management Committee of the Port System Authority of the Strait of Messina has approved the General Report 2020, with a profit of 10.107 million euros, despite a reduction in revenues of 16%, due to the decrease in traffic because of Covid. The available administration surplus at 31 December 2020 amounted to €117.3 million, of which €67.6 million
tied up for the works envisaged in the 2021/2023 plan and €9 million tied to the design of new infrastructure. “The results of the 2020 report are the result of a harmonious and virtuous management of all the factors that make up the System Authority and I am particularly satisfied above all because it is the first year of activity of the new body which, unfortunately, coincided with the health crisis for Covid and the consequent limitations of many port functions”, says the president Mario Mega. The ReSt project (Relaunch of the Strait) During the meeting, the ReSt (Recovery Strait) project was also presented, containing a series of initiatives to be developed in the three-year period 2021/2023 to support and relaunch the port economy in the Ports of the Strait. The project was elaborated by the president Mega, with the support of the offices of the Authority, after a careful listening and discussion phase with the port operators that developed between the months of December and March through eight very participatory videoconferencing meetings. where the main critical issues produced by the pandemic and possible relaunch actions were identified. “The purpose of the project, for the implementation of which it will be possible to use 9 million euros of our budget”, said Mega, “is to launch innovative actions that mainly allow us to relaunch the cruise sector, to support companies to strengthen the welfare of the workers involved in all our ports and their families and to help concessionaires and operators plan the restart also with economic incentives on investments in interventions for the ecological transition of their activities and their plants. In the coming weeks, with the collaboration of the operators themselves and our stakeholders, we will transform ideas into concrete actions so as to start all the initiatives as soon as possible”. Source: Autorità di Sistema Portuale dello Stretto (AdSP – Strait) Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.
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