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German terminal operator HHLA to become first shareholder of the Trieste Logistics Platform

D'Agostino: "The most accomplished implementation of the Silk Road does not end in the Belt And Road Initiative of Chinese footprint

German terminalist company Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), which is controlled by the Hamburg, which owns 68.4% of the capital, has signed an agreement with the Italian I.CO.P. and Francesco Parisi Casa Shipping to enter the capital of The Logistics Platform Trieste Srl (PLT), the company whose goal is design, build and manage the logistics platform of the port of Trieste located between the Es scalo Legnami and the former Italsider. PLT is currently owned by I.CO.P. (43.02%), Francesco Parisi Casa di Shipping (46.19%), Bologna Interporto (6,67%) Cosmo Environment (4.12%). The agreement stipulates that by the end of end of this year HHLA underwrites an exclusive capital increase becoming PLT's first shareholder.

The signature coincides with the end of the construction work of the logistics platform, which is one of the largest maritime works built in Italy over the last ten years. For The occasion was organized a ceremony that will take place Stefano Patuanelli, Minister of Development Cheap, and Angela Titzrath, CEO of HHLA.

Specifying that the Port Authority of the Sea Adriatic Is Not an Active Part of the Agreement, but the body that will still be tasked with verifying all authorization and implementation steps that will follow, the President AdSP, Zeno D'Agostino, pointed out that "this is the goal that has been expected for decades in which North and South Europe a port and strategic summary, in an alliance that unites Italy and Germany. Evidently Trieste, the first port Italy for total volumes and rail traffic - noted D'Agostino -- has its historical roots in fate, with this investment on the logistics platform, fully regains the Europe's central-North European outlet, which has already been made the french port great."

Highlighting that the agreement outlines the creation of a leading group in Europe able to develop a terminal in Trieste service of the sea-iron system of the countries of Europe Central And Eastern Europe, with the strategic objective of integrating the central and eastern logistics and port services in northern and southern Europe, and that the agreement HHLA will be able to guarantee the new area the presence of an investor able to guarantee the contribution necessary for the development of the infrastructure and able to to convey to Trieste the great opportunities for exchange Between Europe and the Far East, D'Agostino noted that "the more accomplished implementation of the Silk Road does not end in the Belt And Road Initiative of Chinese imprint. Missing so far - he explained -- a strong vision on the European side, capable of integrate and balance the views and interests coming from Asia. Such is the strategic contribution that comes today from Trieste, a port with an international spirit as demonstrated by the many foreign capital already present, including Turkey, Switzerland, Denmark, Hungary, just to name the main ones.'

The Julian Port Authority recalled that the project of the Logistics platform in Trieste was created to respond to the growth in freight traffic at the port thanks to a investment of more than 150 million euros made possible the financial contribution of the AdSP of the Eastern Adriatic Sea to 99 million euros. Developed by the company PLT, the project 12 hectares in an area south of the port and recovers a large area for port and logistics use, part of which is derived from areas previously occupied by the Sea. The next purchase of the adjacent Scalo terminal Timber has doubled the original area of the project started in February 2016, building a terminal that has reached an area of 24 hectares, with a double docking and rail connection and a concession of duration Thirty.

The integration of the Logistics Platform with the areas has been further strengthened with the recent signing of the Ministry of Development's programme agreement implementation of the industrial conversion project and production development in the area of the Servola ironworks. The agreement aims to revive the industrial area where it was located the blast furnace, which has been extinguished in recent months after 123 years in operation. The goal is to create a pole instead of the ironworks sustainable logistics at the service of the port and the economy of the Territory. Under the agreement, the expected years for the there are five conversions, with a three-step split 98 million euros.

The port authority also pointed out that, with a view to port development, on the former hot area will develop the Servola station railway junction that can be 750-metre full trains, as well as a junction motorway on the Great Road. That is to say, the foundations will be laid for the subsequent start of the work of the Pier VIII, provided for by the Port Regulatory Plan approved in 2016. Yes This is an additional investment of more than 400 million euros will be one of the most important for the territory of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region, employing about 500 people.

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