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30 September 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 19:35 GMT+2



February 26, 2020

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Coronavirus, Confetra calls for task force to be set up freight supply chain

Nicolini: we need a national connection point

The President of the Italian General Confederation of Transport and Logistics (Confetra), Guido Nicolini, sent a letter to Paola De Micheli, Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation, in which it calls for the setting up of an operational task force to coordinate interventions in the freight supply chain to deal with the coronavirus emergency.

"Days have passed since the explosion of the emergency CoVid-19 - explains Nicolini in the missive - and again the membership representations of operators and companies our production categories were neither summoned nor Listen. Yet our companies are in the trenches: terminal ports, warehouses, distribution centres, hauliers, shippers, rail and air cargo operators they are facing operational blockades and administrative hurdles Huge. It is the frontline companies that guarantee every day logistics, industrial production and consumption, even in a condition of severe slowdown (often almost total paralysis - of major hubs national markets.'

"We need ," says the President of the Confetra - of a national junction point, of an operational task force Ministry of Reference, which may lead to homogeneity and coordination operating along the freight supply chain, so as to have consistent provisions and behaviour across the network - road and railway - and all the nodes - ports and airports - national. I am and are sure - concludes Nicolini - that you will work in this direction, in the belief that further slowdowns in the distribution cycle would cause total unmotivated paralysis of the country."

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