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July 25, 2012

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Pact between the ports of Civitavecchia and Barcelona for the development of the cruises and the freeways of the sea

Undersigned an understanding protocol

Yesterday to Barcelona the president of the Catalan Harbour Authority, Sixte Cambra, and the president of the Harbour Authority of Civitavecchia - Fiumicino - Gaeta, Pasqualino Monti, have undersigned an understanding protocol that previews a grip above all collaboration between the two marine ports of call for how much it concerns the services and the competitiveness of the ports in the fields of the cruises and the Freeways of the Sea.

“The collaboration - the president of the Harbour Authority of Barcelona has explained, Sixte Cambra - will consist above all in the sharing of ours “best practices” in crocieristico, environmental within and of safety, in order to increase the traffics in the Mediterranean”. “This agreement - it has added the president of the Harbour Authority of Civitavecchia-Fiumicino-Gaeta, Pasqualino Monti - will be translate quickly in the activation of a technical table for giving to a concrete development to the engagements of collaboration taken from the two ports leader of the cruises and the freeways of the sea, than today they form an alliance in order to grow the economy of the respective Countries and, more in general terms, of the Mediterranean. This understanding between Civitavecchia and Barcelona - it has continued Mounts - will serve to trace a common line for the Mediterranean, also in the relationships with the European Union and the ports of the Europe North, insisting on what it is a real data: the goods, today, arrives from South: they arrive in our ports and 75% are directed to North. The challenge that attends to us is that to know to intercept part of these flows on one side, creating the offer of the necessary services; from the other the conditions of question and therefore of market so that this relationship re-balances”.

The agreement previews that they are put in field sets in action aimed to improve the efficiency of the harbour systems through a greater synergy and exchange of information between the two ports leader of the cruises in Europe. The first activities previewed from the understanding protocol will regard the study of the possibility of combined initiatives in order to develop new connections of line common to Civitavecchia and Barcelona and to implement ulterior innovations in the field of the electronic exchange of documents, to the aim to return the procedures more agile and to reduce the times of exchange of the documentation.

Within the Freeways of the Sea, it is emphasized like the Civitavecchia-Barcelona connection, through the Neapolitan shipowning company Grimaldi, has become a line of reference for the Mediterranean and like from the 2004 traffic of goods and passengers between the two ports you record a constant increase. To such purpose, to the encounter yesterday in the center of the Port Catalan Authority the commercial director of the Grimaldi group was present also, Guido Grimaldi, with the representatives of Grimaldi Spain, that the engagement of the company has restated to ulteriorly develop to the Freeways of the Sea upgrading the existing connections and opening of other new ones.

Monti and the Cambras also have evidenced the importance of ago giving to new impulse to the European School of Short Sea Shipping, been born six years own thanks to the engagement of the two ports and that up to now - like emphasized from the director of the school, Eduard Rodes - it has been an only point of reference in Europe for the students of numerous Countries that have been able to learn “in the field” like works the productive rows of the logistics and the marine transport.


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