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The Second Study of the Air Cargo Observatory presented

Air cargo accounts for 25% of the value of exports Italian non-EU

Air cargo accounts for 25% of the value of exports italian non-EU countries, confirming itself as a fundamental sector for the country's economy. This is underlined by the Second Study anama's Air Cargo Observatory and the Air Cargo Cluster, presented today in Milan as part of a digital conference, recalling that Italy is among the top ten exporters at the World. The document, produced in collaboration with TRT with the objective of deepening the dynamics and strengths that characterize the main Italian airports - Milano Malpensa, Bergamo Orio al Serio, Rome Fiumicino, Venice and Bologna - in comparison with European airports in Frankfurt, Munich, Paris-Charles De Gaulle, Amsterdam-Schiphol, Luxembourg, highlights which, however, the Italian airport system handles 7% of the european air cargo against, for example, 30% of Germany, followed by from France and holland. In recent years, however, Italy has improved its performance and in 2019 surpassed Belgium, reaching fifth place at European level.

The study, based on a qualitative analysis focused on manufacturing and shipping companies, also lists the gaps to be to enhance the resources of the Italian air cargo ship in terms of service reliability and transit time - factors relevant for goods with high added value or with perishable characteristics. First of all, the improvement of connections for capillarity and frequency to/from airport hubs and, from this point of view, Malpensa, Italy's main cargo airport, however, is serving the absence of a strong flag carrier of which it is a hub of Reference. This results in a lower level of connectivity of the airport. The number of destinations in the airports in Paris and Frankfurt - observes the study - derives their role as an international hub for their respective air france and lufthansa flag carriers.

Secondly, the development of more adapted to the needs of companies, such as logistics hubs airport flows consolidation and development of dedicated airport infrastructure. The infrastructure gap with major European airports, however, has over time reduced, thanks to the significant investments for the development of Cargo City.

The study, in the appendix dedicated to the impact of Covid-19, highlights the peculiarities of a sector that, at a time of crisis such as the current one, has shown great capacity for resilience. Air freight forwarders, in collaboration with other players in the supply chain, play, in fact, a strategic role in the internationalization of the product supply chain responding adequately to the changes taking place in the distribution networks resulting from technological innovation and development of e-commerce.

"The emergency - detected on behalf of the Air Cargo Cluster the President of Anama, Alessandro Albertini, at the opening of the - drew the attention of politics and the media to our Sector. We are working with determination to ensure that the the world of transport in general and that of air cargo in particular, become the honours of the news since they effective and efficient transport are the basis of an economy solid and healthy. We reiterate the importance of resuming as soon as possible soon the work of the Table on The Air Cargo to update the Position Paper of 2017 signed by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport and from all component associations the Cluster.'

Speaking at the conference, The President of Confetra, Guido Nicolini argued that "logistics, transport and, of course, the air freighter, they need a strong boost. Today more than ever, in the face of the new growth of the pandemic - he explained - there is a need to implement quickly the measures already decided on for the sector. Confetra has been beats on all tables in this regard. We have taken steps in ahead, but there is still work to be done. Specifically, it is correct, as Anama does, ask MIT to resume the work of the Air cargo table and update the 2017 position paper».

"Italy - denounced the President of Fedespedi, Silvia Moretto - is suffering from a criticality of the logistics system in national level: Italy is in 19th place against germany's first place on the basis of the fluidity index logistics (LPI). This year everyone should have realized that how crucial it is to invest in logistics because it is not enough to produce products of excellence, it is necessary to effective and dynamic distribution system. From here, therefore, we must move to enhance the air cargo that today it moves 7% of the goods on the area route at European level, we think, for example, that Germany always moviments at the level of 30% of the air cargo.'

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