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08 April 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 04:54 GMT+2

March 25, 2020

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The presidents of the Italian ports write to the government asking measures to support national airports

The sector, they explained, is going through a "perfect storm" amid linear spending cuts currents and the Covid-19 emergency

The sixteen presidents of the Port System Authorities Italians have written to the Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Paola De Micheli, to explain to her the condition of objective difficulties in portability national team, they explained, "is going through a "perfect storm" amid linear spending cuts descended from the rules enacted under the Stability Law last December and the Covid-19 emergency that led to the sudden and dramatic collapse of maritime trade."

Detailing the reasons why it is necessary for the government take urgent action to mitigate the impact economic and productive crisis following the emergency health care will inevitably spill over into ports, presidents ports have asked to ensure the sustainability of finding forms of relief for tax revenue and lost as a result of the emergency that is causing declining commercial traffic, passenger services significantly and, for cruises, a long suspension period. In addition highlighted the opportunity to erase the rule on linear spending cuts so as not to affect assets essential currents.

De Micheli also stressed the possibility ports are the flywheel capable of ensuring the resumption of economic activities of the country at the end of the emergency in and, to this end, the presidents of the ports reaffirmed opportunity to temporarily experiment with the model used to rebuild the Morandi Bridge Genoa, appointing the same special commissioners for construction of infrastructure works already planned and funded. According to the presidents of the AdSPs, it should be This is the tool to make it possible to make the timely more than a billion euros worth of works, with the result of the activation of at least as many private investments.

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