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October 9, 2012

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FerCargo protests for the “assumed unilateral initiatives” from Italian Railway Net

RFI - the association explains - has not received no observation sent from the interested operators

In Italy they are you anticipate still many obstacles for the development of the railway cargo. It emphasizes FerCargo, the association of the private railway enterprises that operate in the field of the transport goods, than has met yesterday to Genoa in the assembly presided from Giacomo Di Patrizi.

The association explains that by the encounter opposite states of mind are emerged: from a part satisfaction for the results that the enterprises are reaching and their development, from the other the worries for the umpteenth unilateral initiative of the manager of the infrastructure Italian Railway Net (RFI) “that it puts to risk the possibility to freely exercise the service on the net”.

FerCargo explains that in the first semester of this year, in spite of the serious crisis and the numerous obstacles that daily come places to the exercise of the activity, the making enterprises head to the association, that they represent by now approximately 30% of the traffic in Italy, have altogether recorded an increment of approximately 6% of traffic volumes, reaching moreover a total of 1.500 assigned. “Unfortunately to the satisfaction for these reached results - the association adds - the great worry deriving from some put decisions and unilateral initiatives in field is associated, once again, from the manager of the infrastructure, that they slow down and they risk in some cases to block the development of a section that represents the modal quota today more lowland than Europe, between the 6-7%”.

“In particular - FerCargo specifies - with to other present modifications in the rough draft of the Informative Prospect of Net (PIR), than annually it updates the rules and modalities of access of the operators to the infrastructure, the FerCargo enterprises beginning from contest to the interruption of the services of maneuver in all the terminals publics December 2013. The proposal, whose modalities initially were discussed with the enterprises - emphasizes the association - it has not received no observation sent from the interested operators, from always you anticipate and available to the negotiations carried out in the passage spring”.

FerCargo considers the provision so proposed, “extremely risky and harmful for the existing railway traffic goods, as - specific the association - the impossibility for the enterprises to succeed to organize themselves independently and to tackle to the disengagement from such activity of the manager of the infrastructure, of it would put to risk the activity and the same survival”.

FerCargo concludes specifying that, to such purpose, it expresses a great appreciation for the participation of the Ministry of Transportation, that has convened in this week, through the undersecretary Improta, a specific table in order to manage the event with all the interested operators.

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