testata inforMARE

28 June 2022 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 13:28 GMT+2

May 31, 2022

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Self-transport associations protest for the abolition of rules on loading and unloading and waiting for trucks at the port of Spezia

It is an irresponsible choice that blocks the concrete attempt to improve the operation of trucks in the port.

The transport associations have protested the decision by the Port of the Port Authority of the Eastern Ligure System not to adopt the order on loading and unloading and waiting for trucks at the port of Spezia, a decision made with official communication of the President of the Port Authority, Mario Sommariva, in which it is highlighted that "following the negative vote of the Organism of Partnership in the sitting of May 27 u.s., the Ordinance relating to the" Regulations of the access of the heavy means in the port of Spezia and the introduction of the service levels of the port system " will not be adopted as, in accordance with point (c), paragraph 3, art. 11 bis of Law 84/94, to that Organism competes with the "determination of the levels of service, which are likely to affect the overall functionality and operation of the port." With this deliberative act by the competent collegiate body-specifies the communication-the experimental phase of the management of the ordinance itself is thus concluded. It remains understood that the remaining part of the ordinance, relating to a mere adjustment of the rest and the viability, by remaining the sharing of the Maritime Authority, will be the subject of a new ordinance, which is ultimately taken up. "

"We take note-they have denounced the associations of the Anita, Assotir, Confartigianate Transport, Fita Cna and Transport Transport associations-that the representatives of the port operators have decided to reject the ordinance with which the Port Autority," by adjusting the loading and unloading and waiting times of the trucks, the objective of committing the entire port community to compliance with adequate levels of service under Law 84, namely maximum loading and discharge times beyond which to make to intervene penalty or (in the very rare case of an acceleration) forms of award-making. We therefore cannot see this an irresponsible choice that blocks the concrete attempt to improve the truck operation in the port, while reducing the huge extra costs of waiting and tails that they have to undergo on a daily basis. self-transport undertakings, without forgetting the unbearable inconveniences to which drivers must be subjected ".

"Even more serious," the association said, "is that by saying no to the ordinance the operators have blocked a useful action even for the capacities of port services to the merchandise and thus to strengthen competitiveness." of the entire stopover. A rejection that comes after a transitional period of months that had allowed, for the first time, to measure the timing of entry and exit from the port and set aside some issues on which to intervene with successive steps. and that the goal of reducing the pollution and the constant pressure that the city has to endure was placed. Perhaps, however, it is precisely the will to maintain the status quo, in spite of the entire city and the respect of all the operators of the logistics chain, which those who voted against it wanted to emphasize. "

"What happened in La Spezia, Giuseppe Tagnochetti, is very serious : it is in fact the proven evidence of the inability of the Port System Authority to govern the choices if the capacity of the Italian system is to be able to do so." of cohesiveness of a few world economic players, head of associations and lobbies translates into a test of strength and the affirmation of special interests. In the complete disregard and deafening silence of the competent ministry, the governance of the Port System Authority is disproved by perpetuating a situation of degradation in which thousands of hours of waiting continue to translate into a penalisation of the only self-transport enterprises. Another small but significant defeat of the state, Tagnochetti continued-which must backfire with respect to an organic action of regulating the operational cycles of trucks in ports ; regulation that cannot be defined by definition. of minimum service standards of port operatives, in terminalistic primis and thus from the empowerment of all operators intervening in the programming and in the entrustment of transport services. "

Noting that such a model of regulation of the operation exists and is that of the port of Barcelona, Tagnochetti concluded that " in the face of epochal changes in the maritime transport and logistics of the terminals, overwhelmed by phenomena what blank sailing, vessel rotations, congested operating areas in the halls, just in exasperated time, inadequate infrastructure, the AdSPs are trying to organize a response based on the necessary tracking of truck operability, with the automation of port varks and document digitization. But-the representative of Transport has been asked-the case La Spezia triggers more than an alarm : Do the AdSPs have the power to govern? "

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