Bari, Italy (PortSEurope) March 21, 2018 – On March 19, the president of Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mare Adriatico Meridionale (AdSP – Southern Adriatic Sea Port Authority), Ugo Patroni Griffi, received the Minister for Economic Affairs of the Israeli Embassy, Sharon Kabalo, accompanied by the honorary consul of Israel, Luigi De Santis.During the meeting, a clear synergy of intent emerged with reference to the start of collaborations with the ports and port operators of Israel and the importance of the geographically strategic position of the ports of the southern Adriatic and Campania was highlighted as junctions between Israel and Europe for mercantile, technological and logistical exchanges.
The president of the AdSP highlighted the many opportunities that these exchanges can bring to the countries’ ports, in terms of strengthening maritime traffic, technological innovation and logistical connections.
“The Israeli government attaches great importance to the port sector, considering that 99% in volume and 80% in value of the import/export of the country is by sea”, said Patroni Griffi, “the positive effects for our ports, determined by a closer collaboration with Israel, are numerous and not only in terms of increased maritime traffic.
Israel, the president added, is a world leader in the information security industry. In the ports of the country, technological platforms have been developed that are able to manage and coordinate, in maximum safety, huge volumes of traffic and new digital information security solutions. With the president of Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mar Tirreno Centrale (AdSP – Central Tyrrhenian Sea Port Authority), Pietro Spirito, concludes Patroni Griffi, the Italian ports are defining, for next summer, the details of an economic-institutional mission to Israel.
They will meet the managers of the ports of Haifa and Ashdod, the operators of the ports and their logistics. Italian ports will propose infrastructures and the ZES (special economic zone) to aim at the development of logistics corridors, the exchange of technology and the start of university cooperation.
Source: Brindisi Sera
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