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July 22, 2020

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Monti (AdSP of Western Sicily) calls for reopening of the cruise market

Further green light deferments to port cruises Italians - he explained - would anni-ennify the cruise season 2020

Pasqualino Monti, President of the System Authority Port of the West Sicilian Sea, a body that administers Palermo, Termini Imerese, Trapani and Porto Empedocle, urged the reopening of the cruise market. "The Noon -- he explained -- he can't afford to lose cruises. Further deferrals in the green light to cruises Italian ports would anni-ennify the 2020 cruise season, postponing the recovery of a market that is will be condemned to suffer damages, direct and induced, unsanitary."

"We turn in particular -- specified the President of the ADSP - to the Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza, in the belief that delays, even in the definition of a date ports to the cruise market, are not the result of a deliberate choice, but a summation of problems that the Ministry of Health is facing in this very delicate phase of Covid's post-emergency recovery."

"The ports of the Western Sicilian Sea System - recalled Monti -- they invested with conviction on the growth of the cruise market, starting a process of redevelopment which also affects port cities, making take off infrastructure that had been at the stake for decades, assigning concessions, precisely to leading cruise groups that are to generate an important revenue for the state. But that that worries us most right now -- he clarified the president of the port authority -- it's not the only game Port: Cruises mean the development and qualification of the port tourism throughout the South, means a prospect of stable employment in already complex areas that are undergoing very heavy the collapse in tourist flows International. The closure of a market that sees one of the players Fincantieri, to be a world leader in the construction of cruise ships, it's not a nice signal in terms Industrial. The AdSP of the West Sicilian Sea, so the State, also invests in the construction of shipyards Fincantieri to respond to the many orders for the construction of new ships: it is a counter-sense, then, to try on the restart. Very correct protect public health, we don't save safety protocols health care on board, as it was done on the ground; "We're going to get the market back on the market," said Monti.

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