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Port of Trieste signs alliance with Japan's Port of Shimizu

TRIESTE - The Port Authority for the Northern Adriatic and the Shizuoka Port Authority have signed a collaboration protocol agreement for the ports of Trieste and Shimizu.

The agreement follows the October 2016 mission in Japan arranged by the Region of Friuli Venezia Julia, which has also contributed to new relations in the fields of logistics and infrastructure. As of today, Japan moves approximately 5500 containers yearly via the port of Trieste, two thirds of which are represented by Italian export goods with an increase of 30% during the last year. The protocol on the port that was signed today includes an alliance between the ports of Trieste and Shimizu with three main objectives:  the expansion of economical relations between FVG region and the region of Shizuoka (headquarters of Honda, Toyota, Suzuki and Yamaha), the exchange of resources and instruments related to port operations and merchant ships and finally, the expansion of activities in international markets and transport corridors.
«We need to activate relations with a series of international systems to develop traffic» said Zeno D’Agostino, president of the Port Authority of Trieste. «We believe that a successful port of call such as Trieste is able to exchange useful experiences and information with the port of Shimizu, as we are already doing not only with Asian ports but also in Africa and the Middle East». The president of the Port Authority continued by illustrating the characteristics of the free zones of the port and their resulting potential after the implementation decree has become effective. «The allocation of Japanese activities in the European territory and specifically in the free zones of our port is an important topic», said D’Agostino.