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23 April 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 06:34 GMT+2



April 2, 2019

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Toninelli: Aponte has been engaged to throw again the port of Gioia Tauro with million tens investments

A effort - it has specified the minister - that could be gone around around 100-120 million euros in a pair of years

The shipowning group Helvetic Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), founded by Gianluigi Aponte who currently is executive chairman of the company having passed the guide of the company to the son Diego Aponte who covers the charges of president and managing director, has engaged itself to carry out investments in order to throw again the container terminal of the port of Gioia Tauro, landing place of which will become only manager as a result of the preliminary agreement which signed from its filial Terminal Investment Limited in order to acquire being remained 50% of the capital of the Medcenter Container Terminal, titular society of the concession, from the group Contship Italy(on 1° April 2019). The minister of Infrastructures and the Transports has announced, Danilo Toninelli, in occasion of its visit yesterday to the harbour port of call calabro, third over ten months.

"Aponte - the minister has explained - already has been engaged to quickly throw again the port with million tens euro of investments, that they mean new crane and new carts for a faster handling of the containers. A effort that could be gone around around 100-120 million euros in a pair of years, with the objective to go up from current 2,3 million to four million teus traffic.
This - it has emphasized Toninelli - means to save hundred of direct places of work and thousands of induced, heading then to ulteriorly strengthen a port of call that has enormous potentialities. Certainly - it has added the minister - in such sense they serve also infrastructures and logistic support all around the port: that's why we are working with RFI to the potenziamento of the railway net from the sea until unwind key for the area as that of Rosarno".

Toninelli has evidenced that the government and its ministry have worked alacremente for throw again of the port: "we could not accept - it has specified - the continuous regression of the volume of the container enlivened every year on those docks, a which dropped traffic almost 15% solo between 2016 and 2017. So we have worked hardly in order to save Gioia Tauro, the first Italian port of call on the transhipment. So we have mediated without to leave nothing to the case for a solution that unblocked the terminal managed from society MCT (Medcenter Container Terminal), that it swept via the risk paralysis and it locked up hundred of places of work. At the end, graces also to perseverance of my ministry and graces above all to the effective collaboration between the parts, we have arrived finally to the understanding with which Contship Italy it yields own quotas in MCT to MSC of Gianluigi Aponte. This last group so becomes to title of the concession of the main terminal, activity that joins by sea to that of transport of same the container until Gioia Tauro".


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