March 20, 2020
- Assoporti confirms that Italian ports are open to
- Only cruise traffic has been banned
- The president of the Association of Italian Ports (Assoporti),
Daniele Rossi, sent an open letter to the associations
European and international countries to confirm the operation of the
Ports during the Covid-19 emergency. In the document, under
English language, Rossi points out "that Italian ports are
fully operational and ensure the safety of goods and goods
- Referring to the blockade starting today and until 3 April
cruise activity at national port ports,
Rossi points out that all the restrictions applied by the government
are only related to the cruise industry."
- "In full compliance with the measures taken by the government
Italy, with the primary objective of protecting public health
due to the current health emergency - the letter continues -
the Association of Italian Ports wants to make it clear that the activities
ports are carried out with appropriate measures. Ports, therefore, are
fully operational with all of their usual services
full functionality of all the offices dedicated to
auditing, including the Port Authority,
Customs, the Port Authority, the Health Offices
Maritime and so do the others."
- In addition, the President of Assoporti points out that "the
measures taken by the government do not in any way restrict transport
goods in the country."
- "It remains in force - Rossi finally specifies - the obligation
precaution of the so-called "Free Health Practice"
issued by the local Office of Maritime Health. This
document - remember - authorizes the docking of ships and all
Italian ports are equipped and ready to apply any new
measure deemed necessary by the Italian Department of
Civil Protection without affecting the activities of
handling of goods.'
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