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11 July 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 12:50 GMT+2

June 4, 2020

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Federagenti, need to support small and medium-sized enterprises blaming the effect of blocking cruises

The Federation of Maritime Agents has pointed out that these companies have no prospects of traffic and income until 2021 season

While on the one hand, he expressed appreciation for the will Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Paola De Micheli, and all the key players in the shipping to restart the sector as soon as possible cruiser, will that was expressed at the table convened to discuss the restart of these activities blocked by the Covid-19 pandemic, the other Federagenti emphasised the need for the restart to take place but without forget the weakest in the industry.

Recalling that in 2020 cruise ships had planned 4,800 stopovers at Italian ports to move almost 13 million The Federation of Italian Maritime Agents pointed out that, however, about two-thirds of this market is already been reset and there are no great hopes of saving them the rest. Faced with an unprecedented emergency, the president, Gian Enzo Duci, participated with the other industry players in the comparison with the Minister, highlighted two cogent needs: on the one hand, defining and validating health protocols to allow the reboot to be able to do this market (already divided, for example, in Germany from the first June with the first river cruises); On the other hand, support medium and small business stakeholders who - as a specialized maritime agencies - in ports live only of services to the cruise industry and which, in some cases, ended last November the 2019 season, have no prospect of traffic (and income) until the 2021 season.

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