Civitavecchia – The formalization has come, following the meeting in Brussels of the Cef Committee (Connecting Europe Facility), composed of the representatives of the Ministries of Transport of the 28 Member States, the outcome of the Cef Transport call for tenders 2019 – priority “Projects on the Comprehensive Network ”.
Once again the port of Civitavecchia has been awarded a further non-repayable European financing despite the competition within the tender was very high.
The loan is approximately 4 million euros and will allow the railway infrastructure within the Lazio airport to be adapted to European standards.
Francesco Maria di Majo, president of the Tyrrhenian Sea Northern Port Authority, was satisfied: “Over the last few years, the development of maritime infrastructure has achieved considerable results, but it is the railway infrastructure that has emerged as crucial in the development of some traffic segments, especially those in export “, declares the number one of Molo Vespucci.
“As is known, in fact, currently the tracks do not allow to accommodate trains longer than 450 m; therefore, it is necessary to break down the trains for loading and unloading, with considerable “wasters”, cost increases and inefficiencies “. “That arrival yesterday – continues Majo – is, therefore, very important news for the port of Civitavecchia, especially in terms of the competitiveness of the airport”.
“The project, called” Fast Track to the Sea “, provides for a total investment of 18.5 million euros aimed at the implementation of a European module of all the tracks present within the port grounds and the realization of specific interventions that will simplify the maneuvers railways with significant savings, both in terms of time and costs, for all port users ”, explains the Chairman of the Authority.
“The goal is to make the various operating cycles connected to the different merchandise activities as independent and efficient as possible, an objective that can only be pursued through the logistical integration between the railway infrastructure, the surrounding areas of relevance and the reference road network, to end of an effective and efficient traffic management both on rail and on road, “continues Majo.