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Management Changes At The Top Of Italy’s Port System

Management changes at the top of Italy’s port system

Source: Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mare Adriatico
Rome, Italy (PortSEurope) February 4, 2021 – There have been various changes at the top of Italy’s network of state-owned Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale (AdSP) organisations. This is because some presidential terms are coming to an end, but comes at a time when cargo handled at Italian ports has significantly reduced due to global trade tensions but mainly the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis. Below is a
list of the changes and some of the challenges facing the ports. Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mar Ligure Occidentale (AdSP – Western Ligurian Sea Port Authority The AdSP, responsible for the ports of Genoa, Savona and Vado, is run by President Paolo Emilio Signorini who will serve a second term. As well as the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis, the port as also hit by the August 2018 collapse of the Morandi bridge which drastically affected land transport to and from the port. The Ports of Genoa Authority reported that total traffic at its ports in December reduced for the tenth consecutive month. Total cargo was 5.13 million tons, a reduction of -5.4% on December 2019. All cargo categories were down. The decrease was determined by a fall of -8.0% in traffic handled by the port of Genoa, which amounted to 4.01 million tons, although the number was partially offset by the + 5.9% increase in volumes handled by the Savona-Vado port, which reached 1.12 million tons. A government DPCM has allocated €700 million for work on the Foranea dam – the main objective of the construction of the new breakwater is to allow the port operations of the terminals of the Sampierdarena basin in safe conditions in relation to the access of large container ships. Autorita’di Sistema Portuale del Mar Ligure Orientale (AdSP – Eastern Ligurian Sea Port Authority) The AdSP manages the ports of La Spezia and Marina di Carrara. Outgoing President Carla Roncallo is being replaced by Mario Sommariva, former general secretary of Trieste-based Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mare Adriatico Orientale (AdSP – Eastern Adriatic Sea Port Authority). Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mar Tirreno Settentrionale (AdSP – North Tyrrhenian Sea Port Authority) Luciano Guerrieri, previously president of the Port Authority of Piombino, will replace Stefano Corsini. The new Three-Year Operational Plan (POT) 2021-2023 for the AdSP has just been approved by the Committee of Management. A recent DPCM has allocated €860 million to works including the realization of the outer protection works at Livorno-Darsena and of the new port entrance with deepening of the seabed and construction of the container terminal. Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mar Tirreno Centro-Settentrionale (AdSP – Centre-North Tyrrhenian Sea Port Authority) The outgoing Francesco Maria di Majo will be replaced by Pino Musolino, who has moved over from Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mare Adriatico Settentrionale (AdSP – Northern Adriatic Sea Port Authority). In 2020, the Civitavecchia-based AdSP handled a container traffic equal to 106,305 TEU, down 5.3% on 2019. In the second half of 2020 alone the port of Civitavecchia handled a traffic of containers equal to 52,723 TEU, an increase of +6.3% on the first half of the previous year, while in the fourth quarter of 2020 alone the traffic was equal to 24.164 TEU, down -3.7% on the same period of 2019. The administration manages the ports of Civitavecchia, Fiumicino and Gaeta. Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mar Tirreno Centro-Settentrionale (AdSP – Centre-North Tyrrhenian Sea Port Authority) Andrea Annunziata will replace Pietro Spirito as president. Annunziata was from 2008 to 2016 president of the Port Authority of Salerno, and comes from the presidency of the ports of Catania and Augusta. Among the problems to be faced by President Annunziata is the start of the Zes (special economic zone), links to the EU’s Scandinavian-Mediterranean transport corridor, the LNG depot in the eastern Darsena area, the Beverello pier for Naples, for Salerno maintaining and promoting the performances achieved in recent years, and finally the shipbuilding industry needs to be repositioned in Castellammare di Stabia. The administration manages the ports of Naples, Salerno and Castellammare di Stabia. Port Authority of Gioia Tauro Commissioner Andrea Agostinelli remains in charge. The Board of Auditors of the AdSP has approved the 2021 budget and the 2021-2023 Three-Year Operational Plan. Autorità di Sistema Portuale dello Stretto (AdSP – Strait) Mario Mega remains at the helm in Messina where he has been since 2019. Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mare di Sicilia Occidentale (AdSP – Western Sicilian Sea Port Authority) Pasqualino Monti remains president. A recent DPCM allocated €155 million to a relaunch of the naval shipyard and the port-city interface. The AdSP manages the ports of Palermo, Termini Imerese, Trapani and Porto Empedocle. Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mare di Sicilia Orientale (AdSP – Eastern Sicilian Sea Port Authority) Andrea Annunziata has left to join Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mar Tirreno Centro-Settentrionale (AdSP – Centre-North Tyrrhenian Sea Port Authority) and is yet to be replaced. The administration manages the ports of Catalina and Augusta. Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mar Ionio (AdSP – Port Authority of the Ionian Sea-Port of Taranto) Serge Prete remains in charge. In the fourth quarter of 2020, Taranto port handled 4.11 million tons of cargoes, up +5.0% on the same period of 2019, of which 2.04 million tons of goods at landing (-7.8%) and 2.07 million tons of cargo on boarding (+21.6%). Last year, Global Ports Holding Plc (GPH), the world’s largest independent cruise port operator, announced that the AdSP awarded it a 20-year concession to manage the services for cruise passengers in the Port of Taranto. Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mare Adriatico Meridionale (AdSP – Southern Adriatic Sea Port Authority) The term of president Ugo Patroni Griffi ends in April. The AdSP manages the ports of Bari, Brinidsi, Manfredonia, Monopoli and Barletta. Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mare Adriatico Centro-Settentrionale (AdSP – Centre-North Adriatic Port Authority) Current president has been confirmed for a second term in Ravenna. Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mare Adriatico Centro-Settentrionale (AdSP – Centre-North Adriatic Port Authority) The term of President Rodolfo Giampieri has expired and it has not been determined if he will serve a second term in Ancona. Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mare Adriatico Orientale (AdSP – Eastern Adriatic Sea Port Authority) Zeno D’Agostino will serve a further term as head of the Trieste-based administration. Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mare Adriatico Settentrionale (AdSP – Northern Adriatic Sea Port Authority) Pino Musolino has moved on to Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mar Tirreno Centro-Settentrionale (AdSP – Centre-North Tyrrhenian Sea Port Authority) and has been replaced by Cinzia Zincone. Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mare Di Sardegna (AdSP – Sardinian Sea Port Authority) Massimo Deiana’s term in Cagliari will end in June this year. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.

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