Trieste, Italy (PortSEurope) September 7, 2017 – Gianluigi Aponte, chairman of Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), which operates the second largest cargo fleet in the world, intends to increase traffic in Trieste thanks to the unique European free zone located near the harbour.
On September 6, the 70-year-old manager inspected the progress of Trieste port and visited the institution’s headquarters with Zeno D’Agostino, chairman of the harbour. “We are registering a growth of 20% compared to last year in the container sector,” said D’Agostino, “mainly because of the Aponte company’s efforts.”
Aponte has expressed a particular interest in two warehouses that Wärtsilä had been previously operating, as MSC is in talks for their acquisition. If the negotiations are successful, the company could develop logistic related activities there, D’Agostino explained.
MSC has recently taken control of a 50% stake in Trieste marine terminal (TMT), the company managed by Pierluigi Maneschi. In addition, MSC, together with Maersk, is part of the 2M consortium that once a week calls in Trieste port.
Source: Il Piccolo
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