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April 15, 2011

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A Spanish delegation of the European School of Short Sea Shipping has visited the port of Genoa

Amounted to four billion euro investment in the port of Barcelona in the period 2000-2015

Today, a Spanish delegation of the European School of Short Sea Shipping, headed by Director and President Eduard Rodes Sixt Cambra, who is president of the Port of Barcelona, ​​came to Genoa for a visit to the port of Genoa and a meeting of the its steering committee is composed of representatives of the Port Authority of Barcelona, ​​Genoa and Civitavecchia and the shipping company Grandi Navi Veloci (GNV) and Grimaldi Group operating scheduled services for cargo and passengers between Italy and Spain.

The visit was an opportunity for a comparison between the systems of governance of the ports of Genoa and Barcelona. The chairman of the Port Authority of Genoa, Luigi Merlo, emphasized that the model of port organization adopted in Spain is to be taken for example.The Iberian nation has given it increasingly forms of autonomy to the Port Authority which, with the reform law adopted last year, has been guaranteed that autonomy financial institutions that Italian port of call for some years ( of 25 May 2010).

The port of Barcelona - Sixt has confirmed Cambra, who has been appointed president of the Spanish port on 25 January - invests through a financially autonomous. The Port Authority Catalan find such resources through their cash flow, which is about € 80-90 million per year, and through the use of loans handed out by the European Investment Bank (EIB), for which it is indebted to 490 million €.

In the period 2000-2015 the investments in the port of Barcelona amounted to four billion euro, of which half are from the Port Authority and half by private sources.Between now and 2015 the Catalan port authority will invest 500 million euro and as many investments will be made ​​by the private sector, including the shape of the Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) for the new container terminal to be built at Muelle Prat ( of 19 October 2010).

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