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February 28, 2020

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The Federation of the Sea urges the institutions to that the coronavirus emergency will not damage the maritime economy Italian

The cluster asks to modulate the interventions required by health needs so as to avoid involuntary highly damaging consequences for the industry

Expressing a strong concern about the progressive Italy's isolation following the epidemic of COVID-19 virus, the Federation of the Sea, the organization that represents the national maritime cluster, urged the government and other institutions to adopt a firm but non-stop alarmist, modulating the interventions required by the needs federation explained that it should be avoided. involuntary consequences highly harmful to the whole economy Italian maritime, whose activities are closely linked full integration into international markets.

The Federation of the Sea has highlighted that the maritime sector fully aware of the need to take all the necessary precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19 remembered that ships and ports are heavily engaged in that effort and to this end operate according to the guidelines of the Organization World Health and Human Services national health checks, both in terms of health checks and passengers and passengers for boarding goods.

Unfortunately, at a national and global level - it noted the Federation - the impact of coronavirus on the maritime sector is (according to initial estimates - pointed out the organization - shipping in the world alone will lose about 350 million dollars a week), not to mention the serious damage to the chain logistics and supply determined by the longest time to check goods entering the country's ports.

The Federation of the Sea stressed that it believed that it was it is necessary that we should now set up a strong initiative to communication in Italy and abroad, to be launched in the end emergency, to restore Italy's high reputation tourist flows and the origin of goods. "The entire maritime, compact cluster - concluded the president of the Federation of the Sea, Mario Mattioli - is already ready to do its important part to help the recovery in the country's primary interest."

The Federation of the Italian Maritime System (or Federation of Sea) brings together most of the industry's organisations: AIDIM (maritime law), AIMM (merchant academy), ANCIP (work anIA (insurance), ASSONAVE (shipbuilding), ASSOPORTS (Port Administration), ASSOTORS (trailer PORT), CETENA (naval research), COLLEGE CAPITANI (State nautical CONFINDUSTRIA (recreational boating), CONFITARMA (merchant navigation), FEDERAGENTS (agency and maritime brokerage), FEDEMENTS (piloting), FEDERPESCA (vessel navigation), FEDESPEDI (international transport), INAIL/ex-IPSEMA (maritime provision), RINA (certification and classification).

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