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18 October 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 01:35 GMT+2

July 2, 2019

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Agreement between the ports of Barcelona and Civitavecchia in order to promote an intermodal corridor in the Mediterranean

He has been undersigned yesterday on board of cruise ferry "the Cruise Rome"

Yesterday in the port of Civitavecchia, in occasion of the presentation of renewed cruise ferry the Cruise Rome of the group Grimaldi, the president of the Harbour Authority of Barcelona, Mercè Conesa, and the president of the Authority of Harbour System of the Tyrrhenian Sea Centro Settentrionale, Francesco Maria di Majo, has signed a collaboration agreement in order to strengthen the marine traffic and the commercial relations between the two ports and in order to promote the development of a new intermodal corridor that joins to the transeuropea net of transport TRY and connect the Iberian peninsula, the Balkans and Greece through the ports of Barcelona and Civitavecchia.

The understanding among other things previews the acquaintance and exchange of information in aspects which the harbour operations and the sustainability, the development of commercial synergies in order to increase to the traffic of goods and passengers, the improvement of the cooperation inside of the international organizations in which the two ports they have representation (ESPO, MEDports Association, etc) and the presentation of common projects to notices CEF (Connecting Europe Facility) of the EU.

In occasion of the signature of the agreement, happened on board of the Cruise Rome, it is remembered that they give beyond ten years the ports of Barcelona and of Civitavecchia they are connected daily by a service operated from the Neapolitan shipowning group Grimaldi, with some ships of which this year is increased the ability and on which equipment is installed in order to reduce the emissions annulling them while they are to the mooring in port. Moreover the two ports are founding of the European Escola - Intermodal Transport and accommodate the two alleviate of the formation agency and participate jointly to the European project "Bclink: MoS for the future", co-financed from the EU through the CEF, whose objective is to develop to the services and infrastructures necessary in order to integrate the logistic chains and to consolidate the marine traffic between Barcelona and Civitavecchia.

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