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25 September 2022 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 13:46 GMT+2

August 31, 2022

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Minister Patuanelli signed a decree worth 150 million for the development of agri-food logistics in ports

It is funded by the National Recovery Plan and Resilience

The Minister of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies, Stefano Patuanelli, signed the decree for the development of the agri-food logistics through capacity improvement port logistics, to which 150 million euros are allocated for the years from 2022 to 2026 of the PNRR measure "Development" logistics for the agri-food, fisheries and aquaculture sectors, forestry, floriculture and nursery".

According to the decree, in which the provisions are defined general for the implementation of the measure, are eligible for financing projects aimed at: implementing, re-functionalising, expand, renovate and digitize areas, spaces and buildings related to the activities and logistics processes of the areas ports; make more efficient and improve commercial capacity and logistics through interventions aimed at strengthening the infrastructure for food transport, also with a view to reducing environmental costs and emissions in the transport of raw materials, semi-finished products and goods between production centers, logistics centers and markets; improve accessibility to hub services and strengthen the security of port infrastructures, including through the use of innovative and/or 'zero emission' technologies; strengthen commodity controls aimed at preserving the product differentiation by quality, sustainability and production characteristics, also in order to reduce waste food; reduce environmental impacts through energy requalification and increase the level of protection environmental.

The Authorities may apply for access to the contribution of Sistema Portuale, with a maximum of two projects per subject applicant. An amount equal to at least 40% of the dedicated resources the measure is intended to finance projects from implement in the regions of the Mezzogiorno.

Each investment project must have a cost total between five and 20 million euros, for a maximum loan of ten million euros. In some of the categories of eligible investments, the contribution granted may not exceed the difference between the eligible costs and the operating result of the investment (funding gap). The benefits will be granted non-repayable, in the form of a direct grant, on the basis of a procedure of evaluative selection to ranking.

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