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19 January 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 06:59 GMT+1

May 7, 2018

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The genoese shipping agents emphasize the importance of the industry of the cruises

Banchero: it is the only field of the port of Genoa with a cross-sectional impact on almost all the spheres, from that economic one to that social and that cultural one

This year the genoese shipping agents have centralized their associative assembly anniversary on the cruises and more in general terms on tourism, field this last one - the president of Assagenti has remembered, Alberto Banchero, in its relation - that supplies 13% of the GDP Italian (223 billion euros) and 14.7% of the direct and indirect occupation between (3,4 million places of work). Particularly important - he has evidenced - it is the value generated for Genoa from one of the vehicles of world-wide tourism: the crocieristica industry.

In the course of the today's assembly, held them to the Marine Station, Banchero it has explained that in a polyvalent port as that of Genoa the field of the passengers in general terms and crocieristico in particular "can be defined only the able one to embrace the entire territory, only with a cross-sectional impact on almost all the spheres, from that economic one to that social one and that cultural one".

Finding that it is the search of authenticity of the tourist goal that moves the great mass of the travellers, and that ciononostante every desirable goal because authentic and exclusive it stops gradually of being it as it is transformed in tourist goal, Banchero has exhorted the economic and institutional world to work, getting ahead the policies of promotion of Genoa and the Liguria, "so that the continuous perception of our territory to being a perception of authenticity. Only this - it has emphasized - will make the difference and us it will be profitable competitive indeed in the market of world-wide tourism".

Moreover the president of the association of the genoese shipping agents, rimarcando the meaningful economic impact of the cruises on the capital of Liguria and listing the huge boarded volume of supplies on the ships that climb to Genoa and that it is constituted in order more of 80% by producing coming by from Liguria territory, has observed "as the adaptation of terrestrial infrastructures is important in order to guarantee the continuity of a so vital traffic for our territory; the weakening of the docks - it has clarified - today measure not a lot in terms of dimensions and of power of the propulsions, but of continuity of maneuver: where a greater number of ports of call involves greater stress, a more careful and programmed maintenance is necessary".

If last year in the port of Genoa the crocieristico traffic has marked a decrease of the -9,1% with 925 thousand thousand passengers enlivened regarding little more than a million in 2016, in 2018 a resumption is attended. The forecasts for the traffic of the cruises in the 2018 are introduced by Sergio Senesi, managing director of the Cemar, that it has announced for this year a traffic of 1,23 million crocieristi to Genoa and 963 thousand in the port of Savona, administered port of call also it from the Authority of Harbour System of the Ligurian Sea Western. Sieneses have evidenced that the 225 and 200 previewed ports of call ship respective to Genoa and Savona, as well as the touched ones in the Tigullio, to and Sanremo, will carry this year the Liguria to being the first Italian region in terms of passengers enlivened with 2,472 million unit.

Sieneses have listed also a series of actions useful to grow ulteriorly and considerably this field is in Liguria that in all Italy: "to create system through a programming of the moorings to two years, a better receptivity on the territory, a careful control on the costs and the equipments of the docks and a greater collaboration between ports - it has specified - it would allow to increase on a national level of the two million presences crocieristi".

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