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15 August 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 12:54 GMT+2

July 22, 2020

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Assiterminal presses for the restart of the cruises

There is also a necessity -- he specified association -- to be able to call workers to work have run out of social shocks

The Italian Association of Port Terminalists (Assiterminal) urges the government to urgently approve the "Protocol measures for the management of the epidemiological emergency to be COVID-19 on board cruise ships" to restart cruise activities, a document to which the executive, together with industry experts and operators, has been working for some time and Assiterminal stressed: 'It has been ready for weeks and is shared with all concerned."

Recalling that the European Union itself has already indicated guidelines, the Terminalists' Association specified that "technical time is needed to organize a safe start, but above all certain times for allow port terminals and shipping companies to organize onshore facilities and ships. Even more -- he specified Asaterminal - there is a need to be able to finally call to work workers who have exhausted their jobs social shock absorbers and now loudly ask to return to be operational.'

Remembering that Italy is the European country that benefits more than the business generated by cruise tourism, with a estimated overall economic impact at 14.5 billion euros, the President of Assiterminal, Luca Becce, said that "we need to do it soon. The total fallout of this stop - he pointed out - has put at risk 3.5 billion of non-economic fallout 24,000 jobs. Together we can dictate the line to start again, the whole sector needs it and the can do it safely. Let's prove it again -- he concluded Becce -- to be a leader and we give back to our country a business that knows and can be driving for the entire economy national team.'

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