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December 19, 2019

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Fincantieri will use the ship yard of Palermo also for the construction of cruise ships

Signed the agreement with Costa Crociere and MSC Cruises for the management of the crocieristico traffic

Today to Palermo the convention has held "We, the Mediterranean" that the Authority of Harbour System of the Western Sicily has organized recalling some between the more important protagonists of the shipping international. "For us - it has emphasized the president of the AdSP, Pasqualino Monti - that today's one is a doubly important date. On one side, we today are able to assert to have revived the port of Palermo and with those of Trapani, Termini Imerese and Porto Empedocle that, exited from hibernation, have been able of tranciare the chains of the bureaucracy and reconquering the role of towing for the economy and Sicilian tourism. From the other - it has added referring mainly to the recent agreement with Costa Crociere and MSC Cruises for the management of the crocieristici terminals of the system(on 22 November 2019) - we have brought back this extraordinary and only area to the center of the Mediterranean and the interests of the large groups of the market of the cruises".

"Conquest - it has continued Monti - reflected also from the hypothesis who is becoming truth to not only make of the shipbuilding pole of Fincantieri a center of repair and lengthening of the boats, but also of construction of the great fleeting ships of which Fincantieri he is world leader". The navalmeccanico group, in fact - it has announced Monti - beginning from 2023 will realize to Palermo one of the ships from cruises of own pocketbook orders, in consequence - it has evidenced - of a solid participation deliberated from the Authority of Harbour System on the dry dock and the intention to create to a system of indispensable row in order to support the construction of fleeting major unit.

The harbour authority has emphasized that, altogether, the project in existence in the ports of the western Sicily has already made to pull up the entrances of the harbour system from 25 million euros of 2017 to beyond 153 million and that remarkable has been also the occupational impact reflected from an increase record of the worked days that has cut drastically the resource to the redundancy fund.

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