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Minister For Economic Development Visits Port Of Genoa And Meets Operators

Minister for Economic Development visits Port of Genoa and meets operators

Genoa, Italy (PortSEurope) September 12, 2021 – The Italian Minister for Economic Development, Giancarlo Giorgetti, has spent a day at the port of Genoa, meeting shipping and logistics operators at the APM Vado Gateway terminal, followed by management of Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mar Ligure Occidentale (AdSP – Western Ligurian Sea Port Authority). AdSP President Paolo Emilio Signorini and Secretary General Paolo Piacenza, delivered
to Minister Giorgetti a presentation of the development plans underway for the system’s western ports, Savona and Vado Ligure, and the Prà and Sampierdarena basins, aided by representatives of terminal associations, forwarding agents, shipping agents and shipping companies. “I have visited a dynamic system,” said the Minister, “and I have seen the will to invest in this territory. The word ‘investment’ is the key word and must be translated into concrete terms. Ports are a vital system for the country and all the investments planned in this phase must be supported by the government in order to carry out the works planned both in Genoa and Savona. All investments require a system-wide effort and “building the infrastructure as soon as possible” should not be just a slogan but the goal. I go home satisfied because the foundations are in place to do a good job”. President Signorini said: “After the collapse of the Morandi bridge, Mayor Bucci and the Region worked in synergy to provide the port and economic system with an impressive programme of works, which we now have to put in place, and we are making every effort to do so. Just think, for instance, of the new breakwater and the Fincantieri overturning at sea. We are also working on three important issues: post-Covid compensation to be included in the Infrastructure amendment for port company workers and road hauliers, and PNRR calls for proposals, particularly those relating to ecological transition. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.

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