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22 July 2018 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 06:39 GMT+2



June 29, 2018

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Of Augustin (Assoporti) it asks new minister Toninelli to take a decision on the amalgamation of the Harbour Authorities of Gioia Tauro and Messina

"The ports in question - it has explained - have necessity of being managed with fullness of powers in order to guarantee their development and their competitiveness"

The president of the Association of the Italian Ports (Assoporti), Zeno D' Augustin, has asked the new minister of Infrastructures and the Transports, Danilo Toninelli, to take part in order to unblock the procedure of amalgamation of the Harbour Authorities of Gioia Tauro and Messina, unification of the agencies that is decided by the norm of reorganization of the ports introduced in the summer of 2016 and that it previews the constitution of the Authority of Harbour System of Mari Tirreno Meridionale, Jonio and of the Strait, with center to Gioia Tauro, new agency that will have jurisdiction on the ports of Gioia Tauro, Crotone, Corigliano Calabro, Taureana of Palmi, Villa San Giovanni, Messina, Milazzo, Tremestieri, Vibo Valentia and Reggio Calabria.

Against this amalgamation great part of the political class of Messina has been lined up. To the fusion mayor of Messina did not take part also of the program of the candidate, Cateno De Luca, than in recent days he has won the local elections. Addressing to the voters De Luca, he had denounced that, with I decree on the ports, Messina quickly has the bag snatching of the autonomy of the Harbour Authority and, referring to the differences between the two harbour ports of call ("Gioia Tauro is a port transhipment, where they land the large ships that transports the container before being reindirizzati towards other goals", "Messina instead is a port with an only characteristic, that he constitutes the door of income of the Mediterranean and the point of obliged passage for the commercial traffics, the tourist routes and the crosswalk of the Strait"), has proposed that Messina obtains the acknowledgment of center of Authority of Harbour System of the Strait.

In order to resolve the impasse the president of Assoporti has asked a urgent participation for the minister: "the ports in question - it has explained Of Augustin - have necessity of being managed with fullness of powers in order to guarantee their development and their competitiveness. Gioia Tauro, for example, represents a hub for the important transfer of containers in the area of the Mediterranean and he cannot more remain in a state of commissariamento".


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