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10 August 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 18:55 GMT+2

May 21, 2019

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New Protocol of Legality for the port of Gioia Tauro

He has been undersigned from Harbour Authority, Prefecture of Reggio Calabria and Ministry of Infrastructures and the Transports

Today the extraordinary commissioner of the Harbour Authority of Gioia Tauro, Andrea Agostinelli, the prefect of Reggio Calabria, Massimo Mariani, and the minister of Infrastructures and the Transports, Danilo Toninelli, has signed Protocollo di Legalità in order to return more tightening the pre-emptive controls and to avoid the attempts of interferences of the organized crime in the administrative action and the field of the contracts publics in the port of Gioia Tauro.

Central body of Protocollo is the extension of the demanded verifications antimafia from Port Authority to the Prefecture during the iter of franchise and/or subcontracts inside and the authorization of state property concessions and services of the harbour area. The contracts of works or public works of the advanced value to 200 thousand euros will fall back under this examination. In the field of I subcontract, instead, the informative one is extended to subcontratti for the realization of works and the public works of the value of 50 thousand euros. While for the performances of services and public supplies the threshold reaches the concessori actions of the advanced value to 50 thousand euros.

The document renews the precedence Protocol of Legality undersigned in 2010 from the Prefecture and from the Harbour Authority and it has become necessary to light of the modifications of the norm of field and for the requirement to involve directly the entrepreneurial truths presents in port (terminalisti - concessionary and harbour enterprises) in the official adhesion al Protocollo. All the operating companies in the harbour area will be therefore calls to join, with appropriate subscription of action, to the conditions defined to its inside and will have to insert the clause of adhesion in every contracted that of it establishes their operativity within the port of call.

The first signature of a company to Protocollo di Legalità has been that on purpose by Paolo Maccarini, director of the Terminal Investment Limited (TIL), the society controlled from the shipowning group Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) that it is the main terminalista of the port of Gioia Tauro and that has recently assumed the entire control of the Medcenter Container Terminal (MCT) that manages the container terminal of the calabrian port.

"In an area object of marked interest of the mafia gangs - Andrea Agostinelli has commented the extraordinary commissioner - the action of prevention, often, turns out the essential support to the investigative activities of the Police. Considered, moreover, the particular moment that it sees to us ready to start the important programming public works and the contract of services and supplies of relief, we have decided to equip us of greater instruments of pre-emptive control against the attempts of mafia conditionings in the field of the public works, during the award of contracts and sub contracts and, also, in the authorization of concessions of exercise of use of the state property areas and those harbour ones of competence of the Harbour Authority".

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