Trieste, Italy (PortSEurope) November 6, 2020 – A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mare Adriatico Orientale (AdSP – Eastern Adriatic Sea Port Authority) and Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli (ADM – Customs and Monopoly Agency) to increase the competitiveness of the port of Trieste. The organisations plan a permanent technical table to develop activities of common
interest, such as the implementation of the digitization of customs operations, the development of the potential of the so-called smart terminal (customs clearance at sea) and the creation of IT interconnections between Free Points. They will develop customs corridors dialogue and promote participation in international projects of common interest, to support actions related to the evolution of port areas, back ports, freight ports and industrial areas. With the signing of the agreement, the aim is to emphasize the international role of Trieste port, recognizing as fundamental the enhancement of the potential of the Free Points and the related customs benefits, which together with the geographical position of the port, the railway infrastructure of European scope and the depth of the seabed make it a gateway capable of competing internationally. Zeno D’Agostino, president of the AdSP declared, “A 360-degree collaboration, the one we are carrying out with the Customs Agency and the general manager Minenna, focuses on strategic and more operational issues. On the one hand, the development and full enhancement of free points, the pivot of our port system, on the other hand, the introduction of important development projects also abroad with the aim of being increasingly competitive and innovative”. For Marcello Minenna, general manager of ADM: “The Customs and Monopolies Agency has received an important task from the Government and in particular from the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport: to carry out a specialized technical support activity for MIT in the functions of guidance and coordination of the port system authorities. Trieste is one of the most important ports in Italy and the Port System Authority has an intelligent, dynamic guide with a vision of the future. Including Trieste with the stipulation of this protocol within this scope of coordination is an important step for that process of digitization, modernization, coordination to make our port authorities and our ports the components of a single Italian system to achieve the great motorways of the sea project “. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2020.