Livorno, Italy (PortSEurope) February 23, 2020 – “Smooth Ports”, an Interreg Europe European initiative, has held an event in the port of Livorno where issues discussed were control procedures for safe, fast, environmentally sustainable, integrated and harmonized goods through the digitization of the first single checkpoints at European level. Ports represented in the technical groups included Livorno, Hamburg, Nantes, Varna, Trieste and Monfalcone. The Livorno
event demonstrated a best practice at European level in the synergic management of controls and in the efficiency of load verification operations, thanks to the strong cooperation developed between the port authority (Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mar Tirreno Settentrionale, AdSP – North Tyrrhenian Sea Port Authority), control bodies and port and interport operators. This experience makes use of Port Community platforms such as TPCS, which by 2020 will have made the digitalized procedures for the integration of controls operational, and highlights the added value of the human factor in making the territory competitive, especially in those chains such as agri-food and fruit and vegetables, which constitute a significant economic asset at the regional level. By engaging stakeholders from administration, port related business’ and logistic business’ along the supply chain, Smooth Ports’ aims to reduce CO2 emissions from port-related road traffic by improving regional policy instruments in a holistic manner. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2020.
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