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Authority, balance in the black and go-ahead to the sale of the investee companies

TRIESTE - The President of the Port Authority, Marina Monassi, explained that the balance will be closed in the black for the fourth year in a row and that the traffic, in particular with regards to containers, keeps growing.
With a balance in the black, the reduction of some rents and new impulse to the privatization of the investee companies were the key points discussed by the Port Committee at a meeting which took place at the warehouse of the Old Port in Trieste today. Following the meeting, Mrs. Monassi approved the guidelines concerning port taxes. After the approval of the 2015 budget plan on the part of the competent ministries, the Authority will consider the appropriate initiatives about the reduction of the port and mooring taxes with the objective of guaranteeing the competitiveness of the port, context of the national ports of call and in the competitive comparison with the other foreign ports near Trieste. A first measure adopted today is the reduction by 20% of the rents for the warehouses used as storage of raw coffee and the reduction by 30% of the rents for the areas used exclusively as timber yard. In addition, the meeting gave room for explaining the procedure for the sale of the following investee companies: Adriafer s.r.l., PTS S.p.A. and TTP S.p.A., whose tender notice will be soon published. In this regard, as indicated by the Friuli Venezia Giulia region, it was decided to promote as much as possible the procedures and, with regards to Adriafer, to allow the participation of public subjects, port operators and railway companies, in order to solve the old problem concerning the double shunting.