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After decree law “destination Italy” plans are sent to Rome

TRIESTE -After the publication of the Decree Law “Destinazione Italia” (Destination Italy) dated 23 December, the Port Authority sent three feasibility studies on three structural interventions intended to further improve the competitiveness of the Port of Trieste.

In 2013, after a two year gradual growth, the Port of Trieste further strengthened its position in terms of total volume of goods in transit, with about 56 million tons – on the basis of a preliminary report – compared to 49,2 million tons in 2012, registering a 15,11% increase which earns him the first position in Italy and the tenth amongst the first 20 European ports. This fundamentally characterised the prevalent function of the international Free Port of Trieste, the only Italian port of call which performs a relevant transit function (74% of the total) of import/exports goods from and to the European market. This role, in addition to creating added value and profit in terms of services, port and mooring taxes, increases remarkably the value of the Italian port system also at strategic level and Trieste as the maritime gateway to Central/East Europe. With regards to the three-year operational plan in force, the need emerged to give life to new infrastructural interventions with a precise priority list, in the light of the trend growth of the main traffic sectors, of the new strategic alliances between the main shipping lines (P3) in the North Adriatic Sea as well as of the economic trends of emerging countries from East Europe. These in particular are the projects on which to concentrate the attention: the strengthening of Pier VII and the extension of the container terminal in the New Free Zone, the new rail platform in Trieste Campo Marzio and the works on the roads and infrastructure in the Old Port.