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December 19, 2018

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Toninelli: to the port of Gioia Tauro I have spoken with MCT and MSC and have asked both to upgrade the investments

I have promised, in order to encourage them - it has added the minister - the maximum engagement of the government on I throw again of the intermodalità

Yesterday the minister of Infrastructures and the Transports, Danilo Toninelli, has visited the port of Gioia Tauro which last stage of its mission in Calabria, harbour port of call of transhipment - the minister has remembered - "that he has enormous potentialities, from which depends 40% of the calabrian economy and that, however, sees the traffic continuous container in and alarming decrease". "I have spoken - Toninelli to conclusion of the visit has explained - with the concessionaire about terminal MCT and with its associate and interlocutor who arrives here with the ships, MSC. I have asked both to upgrade the investments and have promised, in order to encourage them, the maximum engagement of the government on I throw again of the intermodalità in the sign of the rail shipment. To case to days a connection will not be inaugurated that carries the railroads until sea. I have met also - she has added the minister - the representatives of the harbour workers who are with justice in anxiety for an unjustifiable decline whom we must arrest, inverting the route".

More critics in confront of the acts of the terminalista Medcenter Container Terminal (MCT) of the group Contship Italy the declarations of Toninelli collections from newspapers calabrians in sight of the visit to the port of Gioia Tauro. According to the minister that of the calabrian port is a situation that "goes taken for the hair" as "it is a disaster": "less 16% the container in 2017" - the containerized trade in the port of Gioia Tauro which counted in terms of enlivened containers from 20 has specified Toninelli (in reality last year ' is diminished of the -12,4%, ndr) - and "we are already less eight in this in the first semester. It cannot be gone ahead in this way". "There are responsibility? Yes - it has continued the minister - there are responsibility: in the convention that is stipulated there were of the engagements even though of principle of investments that are not made. We have met these interlocutors last week, we have given a ultimatum, a month. In this month they must give us of the clear answers. If us dates did not come the clear answers in terms of investments mean that we will have to take part with a gradual revocation of the concessions. Not there is alternative. We have already investor who knock to the door to the government, if those which already there are and they have the concessions do not want to respect the promised investments. Evidently revoking them gradually we will give to others and task that we will throw again the port of Gioia Tauro".

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