Port of Trieste, partnership with the Chinese CCCC
TRIESTE – The Port of Trieste signs a memorandum of understanding with CCCC (China Communications Construction Company) for the development of logistics platforms in China and new warehouses in Italy.
The news follows the agreements already signed in Rome on March 23 last and that, as happened yesterday in Shanghai, has seen the Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Luigi Di Maio. The Port Network Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea, therefore, initiates a partnership for the development of Sino-Italian projects in China. In particular, we will work on the creation of logistic platforms connected to the port of Trieste and to serve the entire Italian national logistics system. The memorandum, signed by the president of the Authority Zeno D’Agostino and Jingchun Wang (executive chairman of CCCC) provides for the Port of Trieste to support CCCC in the development of pilot projects. The areas identified are those of Guangzhou and Jiangsu, in the hinterland of the ports of Shanghai, Ningbo and Shenzen, all ports of call of intercontinental services connected to Trieste. With a view to strengthening the role of all the logistical structures in the port region of the Eastern Adriatic Sea, the CCCC and the Authority will also collaborate in the construction of warehouses in the regional territory, by the Chinese group.
«This is a project available to the Country System: logistics platforms can facilitate the transport of goods from all over Italy, to support large companies and SMEs. It is an important sign that the public sector is playing this match» said President D'Agostino.
The Authority will not have any direct participation in the risk of platform development but will cooperate as an "aggregator", providing technical support to the projects, their promotion towards institutions and companies in Italy. But also by promoting planning or development of infrastructures, standard services or trade facilitation tools to strengthen the Italy-China logistics channel also through the Free Port of Trieste. The logistics channel mentioned above could soon be tested in the Italian wine sector, with particular attention to the production of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region. CCCC will assume the risk of operations related to development projects and will undertake to promote Made in Italy through channels for the dissemination of Italian products in China.