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Agreement Signed For Improved Intermodality At Livorno Port

Agreement signed for improved intermodality at Livorno port

Agreement Signed For Improved Intermodality At Livorno Port

Livorno, Italy (PortSEurope) December 28, 2017 -Rete Autostrade Mediterranee (RAM) has announced that a memorandum of understanding has been signed between Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mar Tirreno Settentrionale (North Tyrrhenian Sea Port Authority), Interporti di Padova e Verona, Regione Toscana e Veneto (Region of Tuscany and Veneto),Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (Italian Railway Network) for an intermodal integration of road, rail and sea at Livorno.

The text of the agreement provides for a study to activate a combined transport that is linked to Livorno which includes the road, the sea and the railway, with the aim of improving transport connections with Central and Northern Europe. According to Ram Logistica Infrastrutture, the new service could transfer goods from the road to rail or ship, which would account for 2,700 industrial vehicles monthly, cutting 4,800 tons a year of CO2 emissions.

A working group will be created that will evaluate the use of the Interporto Vespucci of Livorno as a port and reference airport gate to forward semi-trailers on rails to the Verona and Padua Interports and then to the main European routes.

“This agreement represents a best practice to be exported to other ports and other territories”, explains Ennio Cascetta, sole director of Ram Logistica Infrastrutture e Trasporti. “Ram makes available the skills already employed in the work carried out as the operational arm of the Ministry of Transport for the implementation of the National Strategic Plan of Portualità and Logistics, to which was added the role of support for the National Coordination Conference Port System Authority.

Rete Autostrade Mediterranee (RAM) was founded in 2004 with the aim of implementing the National Program of Motorways of the Sea within the wider context of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T), with specific reference to the Transverse Corridor of Motorways of the Sea (MoS).

RAM, an in-house company of the Ministry of Infrastructures and Transport, fully capitalized by the Ministry of the Economy and Finance, operates with the main objective of developing short sea shipping networks and enhancing the strategic contribution that they they are able to provide the Euro-Mediterranean area link system and the door-to-door logistics chain.

Source: TrasportoEuropa

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