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05 April 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 21:56 GMT+2

March 18, 2020

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Emergency coronavirus, De Caterina (ALIS): we hope that it will be return to normal road, sea transits immediately rail

Absolutely to be averted - he stressed - the international restrictions aimed at banning the movement of Goods

The Logistics Association of Sustainable Intermodity (ALIS) calls on the European Union to ensure free movement goods as outlined in the management measures guidelines eu Commission's same Border Protection committee published on Monday To urge Member States to limit the spread of coronavirus infections while allowing coronavirus infections to be supply of goods and the performance of services ( 16 March 2020).

"Goods transport, considered at every level to be a sector strategic and fundamental to not stopping the country and to ensure the supply of essential goods, from health to food products - noted the general manager of ALIS, Marcello Di Caterina - is already facing considerable criticism Covid-19. In addition, border blockades arranged by some countries, which do not allow the regular flow of Italian goods and that they therefore also hinder the protection of safety.'

"We appreciate - continued Di Caterina - that the government Italian immediately made its voice heard, through the direct intervention of the Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Paola De Micheli, coordinated with the Farnesina and other ministries concerned. We also take note of the lines European Commission's guidance for the management of borders at this emerging stage, which call on Member States to to ensure the integrity of the single market in goods, supply chain, while maintaining of course as the main goal of protecting health European citizens. We also agree collective and coordinated action at the level of the EU to ensure free movement and regularity transport flows, as well as to avoid unannounced and adopted unilaterally.'

"As ALIS - recalled Di Caterina - we had already pointed out that they were absolutely to be avoided international restrictions aimed at banning the movement of goods and the operation of vehicles in transit or oncoming to/from Italy. Our country's freight traffic to the markets Central and Central and Eastern Europe - has stressed the director-general of the association -- it must be and we hope that we will return to normal immediately road, sea and rail transits.'

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