Genoa - The Boards of Directors of Assiterminal and Assologistica, associations that are members of Confetra - Confederazione Generale Italiana dei Trasporti e della Logistica (the Italian General Confederation of Transport and Logistics), have decided to launch a model of enhanced cooperation in order to promote closer synergy between their organizations. Joint meetings of the respective bodies will be held periodically, and prior consultation will take place on designations within the partnership bodies at both the national and regional level.
“We are making a significant contribution to the simplification of the association’s representation,” declared Luca Becce, President of Assiterminal. “Our two associations, together, represent almost all the companies that hold concessions for terminal activities in the 57 ports of national importance. We have conducted meetings with the institutions together, I am thinking, for example, of the re-stacking of the infrastructures on which we operate in category E1 for the purposes of the IMU, precisely because we represent the same interests and the same needs in the same category.”
Andrea Gentile, the president of Assologistica, added that “From today we are starting down this path within Confetra; the following challenges, starting from the renewal of the national collective bargaining agreement for the category and the correct delimitation of the role of ART in our sector, will require greater cohesion and compactness.”
Satisfaction was expressed by t he President of Confetra, Nereo Marcucci. “At a time when new acronyms and pseudo-representative organizations are announced daily, fertilised in vitro, just to say ‘I’m coming too’, Confetra is instead working to make the same representation more cohesive, recognizable, and authoritative.” The contents of the agreement and the first operational and concrete implications of this work will be presented during the next Public Assembly of Confetra, in the presence of Minister Toninelli, on 17 October at the Chamber of Commerce in Rome.