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Puglia sets funds for dredging programme

Bari - The Puglia Region has allocated €48 million for the dredging of ports that are not under the management of port authorities. “For decades, dredging operations have not been performed in Apulian ports of regional scale. “We’ve decided to step in,” said Mr. Giannini, Regional Councilor for Infrastructure

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A mixed performance at Italian ports / FOCUS

Italian ports handled 10.51 m TEU in 2016. While this corresponds to an increase of 2.9% compared to the previous year, the result should be put in perspective with the throughput volumes before the onset of the 2008 global financial crisis READ FULL CONTSHIP DOCUMENT

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“Ad hoc regulation for Italy’s biggest port”

Genova - With the legislative work done on provisions concerning dredging and governance, the “modular” port reform supported by the Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Graziano Delrio, will now have to face up to its labour component. FOCUS ON NEW GENOVA-SAVONA PORT

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“The port reforms are hindering the port”

Savona - “As it’s being carried out, the implementation of the port reform plan is bound to be a cause for concern for our sector”: this was the assertion from Ettore Campostano, president of Isomar, the association of shipping agents and freight forwarders of Savona. FOCUS ON NEW GENOVA-SAVONA PORT

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“Authority operational after few more steps” / INTERVIEW

Genova - Three essential steps,then the integration of the port authorities of Genoa and Savona can be considered entirely active. “First of all, we are working on the financial plan,” Paolo Emilio Signorini explained. Signorini is the President of the Port System Authority. FOCUS ON NEW GENOVA-SAVONA PORT

Cosco Shipping Ports profits down by 15%

Cosco Shipping Ports profits down by 15%

Shanghai - The board of directors of Cosco Shipping Ports announces the consolidated results of the Company and its subsidiaries for the year ended 31 December 2016. In line with its strategic objective of globalisation,Vado Container Terminal in Italy was also key investments

Montecargo profit falls in 2016

Montecargo profit falls in 2016

Podgorica - Montenegrin majority state-owned rail cargo operator Montecargo said its net profit fell to 12,789 euro ($13,895) in 2016 from 53,717 euro a year earlier. The company’s operating profit decreased 12.9% to 6.2 million euro, while operating costs declined 4.3% to 6.2 million euro

Ancona presents its managing Committee

Ancona presents its managing Committee

The managing Committee for the Port System Authority of the Central Adriatic Seahas been formed, with Rodolfo Giampieri as chairperson. The board includes Giulio Piergallini, Tommaso Coletti, Ida Simonella, Francesco Saverio Ferrara, Raniero De Angelis, Rinaldo Veri

EU funds headed overseas? Italy asks for clarification

EU funds headed overseas? Italy asks for clarification

Trieste - In his opening presentation at the Trieste conference,Brian Simpson did not rule it out: “It is possible to extend the benefits of the implementation plan to a non-European nation.” The E.U. coordinator is therefore leaving the door open to that possibility

Clean transport: EU promises new financing / GALLERY

Clean transport: EU promises new financing / GALLERY

Trieste - Three pillars govern the European Motorways of the Sea policy.What Brussels is mainly focused on is the environment: supporting the technology that makes it possible to reduce emissions and develop the network of terminals and facilities that will allow for the use of alternative fuels like LNG

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