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08 April 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 04:23 GMT+2

March 26, 2020

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Fedespedi urges the government to make clear that the activity warehouses is allowed in all companies

The federation stresses the need to avoid blockade of the Italian logistics system

Fedespedi, the federation of Italian shippers, associated with Confetra's request to the government to clarify storage activity is allowed in order to to avoid blocking the national logistics system and charges additional charges for the goods and logistics industry.

The Federation of Shipping Houses has pointed out that the combined effect of stopping production in our country, as stipulated by the government decree of 22 March last year as measure to contain the spread of coronavirus infection, and China's resumption of manufacturing activity threatens to logistics hubs of national ports and airports in a short time frame and determine costs for the goods, goods, businesses and economic operators.

Therefore, Fedespedi urged the government to clarify, in line with with the address taken in the decree of the President of the Council of ministers, that the activity of the warehouses is allowed in all companies, except in compliance with the conditions and shared to protect the health of workers. This clarification, aimed at considering in all its breadth the activity fully within the ATECO codes exempted from the suspension of activity - underlined the federation - is essential to ensure operators logistics, transport and shipping compliance with the protocol to combat the spread of contagion in the workplace and the specific guidelines provided Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, to be able to deliver and pick up incoming or existing goods from customers produced and ready to be sent nationally as a international, considering that three days of time may not have been sufficient.

In addition, Fedespedi noted, it should be considered that the recovery economic activity in China has led to the departure of additional flows of goods for the European market and also destined for national ports and airports. The risk - warned the federation -- is that logistics hubs reach quickly maximum container containment capacity, blocking the logistics system and accruing costs at the expense of the goods.

In addition, the federation noted that in this scenario it is It is desirable that, similar to what has happened in China, operators shipping, port terminalism and handling airport, with a sense of responsibility, in the light of exceptional nature of the current situation, to extend deductibles for the parking of goods.

We trust - concluded Fedespedi - that the government, aware strategic role of logistics, confirms measures to support liquidity and in general aimed at alleviating critical operators are addressing in their commitment to service country's economy and business and consumer needs without further burdening international trade on The Made in Italy in particular.

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