On 2nd of October 2017, Palazzo San Giorgio (Genoa), hosted the “Ports, Intermodality and Logistics in the Rhine-Alpine Corridor” workshop, the first international event organised by the recently established Western Ligurian Sea Port Authority.
Paolo Emilio Signorini, President of the Western Ligurian Sea Port Authority, opened the conference, after the welcome address by Marco Bucci, Mayor of the City of Genoa.
Three European Coordinators (Pawel Wojciechowski, Rhine Alpine Corridor Coordinator; Carlo Secchi, Atlantic Corridor Coordinator and Brian Simpson OBE, Motorways of the Sea Coordinator) provided an overview of the EU transport and infrastructure policies, presenting their point of view on the future of Ligurian Ports and Italian North Western logistic network as Mediterranean Gateway to the European markets.
During the opening session, the Coordinators addressed these crucial topics involving also Iolanda Romano (Terzo Valico Project Government Commissioner), Marco Toccafondi (Director of Direttrice Tirrenica Nord, RFI) and Marco Sanguineri (Secretary General of the Port Authority). Edoardo Rixi, Councillor for Economic Development Affairs of Regione Liguria concluded the session, presenting role and strategies of Regione Liguria within the Italian North Western logistic network.
In the afternoon sessions, representatives of European ports, shipping lines, transport and logistics operators and shippers discussed the issue of the efficient integration of the supply chain from sea to hinterland, through technological innovation, transport infrastructure development, railway service improvement and cooperation among the operators along the transport chain.
The workshop is part of the Communication activities of the Vamp Up Project, co-financed by the EU through the Connecting Europe Facility tool and aimed at improving the multimodal node of Vado Ligure.
Below you can find the main outputs of the event:
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