July 2, 2020
- Advocates, the current regulation of business
self-production in ports is fine as it is
- The association calls for a ministerial discussion on
how to ensure strict and uniform enforcement of the rules
- For Assarmatori there is no contrast between seafarers and
on the question of self-production, i.e.
refurbishment and deriding of goods at ports and,
According to the Italian shipping association, the hypothesis of
Amendment to the Maritime Transport Revival Decree
would make "further and unnecessarily complicated, as well as
much more onerous, the use of self-production of
port operations by shipping companies.'
- Assarmatori pointed out that "the introduction of new
requirements and additional mechanisms for self-production, such as
those envisaged by the amendments submitted or sketched,
would not only involve significant steps backwards for protection
right to self-production, but also damage to efficiency and
competitiveness of the port system, and a brake on the
development of maritime trade.' "You can't -
pointed out the association -- come back by a blow to the situation
25 years ago."
- "It is clear," noted Assarmatori, "that
our country and in particular the shipping sector have
urgent need to improve the level of
efficiency and competitiveness of the system, also thanks to
administrative and bureaucratic simplification mechanisms, as well as
cost-cutting. All the more so at a time of
extreme need for an industry that is reacting to the crisis
taking place with their own strengths alone. It should be emphasized, in this regard - he
specified the association -- that the related rules
self-production of port services are already
sufficiently clear and responsive to the necessary standards
security in the matter. The current regulatory framework, however, provides for
already a scheme that protects port companies, putting them in
able to operate under a warranty authorization scheme.
Under this scheme, the right to self-production of
services, in this case the companies, is
a general principle of our order and represents a
necessary counterweight, an essential balance point for
allow shipowners to pursue, in total respect for
safety standards, conditions of operational efficiency in cases where
port companies were not in the option of
provide a service that is appropriate for economic conditions.'
- Assarmatori expressed the belief that "the interest
common port and maritime system is to grow."
and the association has highlighted its willingness to "be
discuss, through a serious and constructive confrontation with all
stakeholders, at ministerial time, on how to ensure
strict and uniform application of existing rules,
to protect health and health in the best possible way.
safety of people working in ports and on ships."
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