04 May 16

Ports, Logistics and Economic Development Conference @ Barcelona

1On 25-27 of April, the International Propeller clubs Italia with scientific partnership of SRM organized the Conference titled: Ports, Logistics and Economic Development, in Barcelona.

The Conference took place with two sessions: “Shipping and Motorways of the Sea” and “Ports and infrastructures”. The first one saw the participation of Francesco BENEVOLO, Manager, RAM – Rete Autostrade Mediterranee, Matteo DE CANDIA, Representative Grandi Navi Veloci, Barcelona , Mario MASSAROTTI, Director, Grimaldi Terminal Barcelona, Eduard RODÈS, Director of European School of Short Sea Shipping, and Federico SPINNATO, Country Manager, Messina Group Barcelona.

During the second session the involved speakers were: Giambattista D’ASTE, General Secretary, Port Authority of Genoa, Paolo FERRANDINO, General Secretary, Assoporti, Alvaro RODRIGUEZ DAPENA, Technical Director, Puertos del Estado, and Emilio SQUILLANTE, General Secretary, Port Authority of Naples.

Alessandro Panaro – Head of Maritime & Mediterranean Economy Dept. in SRM – presented the study: “The challenges of the Mediterranean: economic scenario and forecasts”.

The visit to Spain foresaw guided calls to Barcelona and Valencia Ports with local Propeller.

Spain was chosen for its important relationships with Italy, and as the Spanish maritime economy and governance of ports are actually leader at European level. At the event, the most important shipping lines – Gnv, Costa Crociere, Grimaldi, Gruppo Messina – were invited to participate for their relevant role into the ro-ro and cruise sectors.

Below the full programme:

PORTS, LOGISTICS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The International Propeller Clubs with the scientific partnership of SRM
Barcelona, 25th April 2016 – 15.30 -18.00
Port Authority Barcelona

15.30 – Opening ceremony
Umberto MASUCCI, President, The International Propeller Clubs
Albert OÑATE, President, Propeller Club Barcelona

16.00 – Introductory speech
“The challenges of the Mediterranean: economic scenario and forecasts”
Alessandro PANARO, Head of Maritime Dept., SRM (Intesa Sanpaolo Banking Group)

16.20 – Speakers (in alphabetical order )

Chairmen: Umberto MASUCCI & Albert OÑATE

Session I: Shipping and Motorways of the Sea 

Francesco BENEVOLO, Manager, RAM – Rete Autostrade Mediterranee

Matteo DE CANDIA, Representative Grandi Navi Veloci, Barcelona

Mario MASSAROTTI, Director, Grimaldi Terminal Barcelona

Eduard RODÈS, Director of European School of Short Sea Shipping

Federico SPINNATO, Country Manager, Messina Group Barcelona

Session II: Ports and infrastructures 

Giambattista D’ASTE, General Secretary, Port Authority of Genoa

Paolo FERRANDINO, General Secretary, Assoporti

Alvaro RODRIGUEZ DAPENA, Technical Director, Puertos del Estado

Emilio SQUILLANTE, General Secretary, Port Authority of Naples

18.00 Conclusions 
Santiago GARCÍA-MILÀ, Vice General Manager of Strategic Department of Port of Barcelona,  and President  of European Sea Ports Organization

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