How are the business of the Port of Trieste struggling with the No green pass

How are the business of the Port of Trieste struggling with the No green pass

The blockade of the CLPT union (contrary to the Green Pass) threatens to damage operations in the port of Trieste in a moment of recovery. All data

The president of the Trieste Port Authority, Zeno D'Agostino, has threatened to resign if the blockade of the workers of the CLPT (Trieste Port Workers Coordination) union is not lifted, who are protesting against the obligation of Green Pass.

THE WORDS OF ZENO D'AGOSTINO

"We can't afford to be inactive for days," D'Agostino said. "So as far as I'm concerned, depending on what I'll see on Friday, I'll decide whether or not to sign the resignation letter." Friday 15 October is the day from which the Green Pass will be mandatory in the workplace.

THE DECREE OF THE VIMINAL AND THE POSITIONS OF THE WORKERS ON THE PADS

In the port of Trieste , workers protest against the green pass and the Ministry of the Interior has instructed private companies to evaluate free tests to "avoid situations of serious difficulty". But the coordination of workers does not intend to take advantage of the opportunity and asks to cancel the rule that provides for the Green pass in the workplace.

THE PROTEST

To support the position there are over 900 Trieste dockers, supported by most of the seven thousand workers who depend on the port and by the fifteen thousand No vax who demonstrated in the city against the certification obligation set for Friday 15 October.

THE DATA OF THE PORT OF TRIESTE

The port of Trieste is one of the most important Italian ports. A blocking of operations would risk damaging the recovery phase of traffic. In the first half of 2021 , 4657 trains were handled, 19.4 percent more than in the same period of 2020. In June alone, with 750 trains operated, the comparison with the previous year marks an increase of almost 40 percent.

The growth of railway traffic returns to pre-Covid levels: in the first 6 months of 2021, 4,657 trains were handled, equal to an increase of + 19.47% compared to the same period of 2020. In the single month of June, the leap forward nearly 40% with 750 trains operated.

The most solid commodity sector is Ro-Ro ( roll-on, roll-off ), i.e. ferries destined for the transport of motor vehicles: the segment grew by 38.8 percent compared to the first half of 2020, with 147,760 units transit.

The various goods sector grew by 11.2 per cent (8,569,262 tons handled), while containers decreased: 367,634 TEU, for a decline of 2.2 per cent. TEU is the unit equivalent to twenty feet, which is the standard unit of length in container transport.

In the first half of 2021, hinterland traffic increased by 13.1 percent, against a decrease in transhipped traffic (-26.2 percent). Both solid and liquid bulk decreased, respectively by 22.4 and 7.1 percent less.

THE FLOWS TOWARDS TURKEY

The most dynamic trades in the port of Trieste are Ro-Ro ones to and from Turkey, which in the first half of 2021 grew by 48 percent for a total of 52,068 TEUs.

FORECASTS

The forecasts on the growth trend say that in the short term the volumes of traffic will return to the levels prior to the coronavirus crisis, stimulated by the recovery of economic activities and consumption. In fact, in June 2021, the total tonnage of the port of Trieste increased by 12.7 percent.

THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE LOCK OF TRIESTE

Repubblica writes that, in the event of a prolonged blockade at the port of Trieste due to the no-Green Pass protests, the shipping companies will point to other destinations, even abroad: Koper (Slovenia) and Rijeka (Croatia), both overlooking the sea Adriatic.

THE COMPLAINTS OF CONFETRA

Confetra FVG, the Friulian association of the categories of freight forwarders, shipping agents and terminal operators, spoke of "a port system devastated by an ideological strike against a state law that entrepreneurs have to suffer as much as workers".

WHAT SAMER SAYS

In an interview with the newspaper Il Piccolo , Enrico Samer – president of Samer & Co. Shipping, a company focused on the trafficking of goods to the eastern Mediterranean and Turkey – said he hoped to reach "a compromise", because "a block to the bitter end for such reasons is a paradox ".

"The damage is already underway", says Samer, "and it is heavy: the trucks arriving in Istanbul, knowing that Trieste will be blocked, do not embark but take the motorway".

TRIESTE TO THE GERMANS

On 22 April, the thirty-one-year concession (expiring in 2052) of the Trieste logistics platform to HHLA PLT Italy, a company of the German logistics group HHLA which operates in the port of Hamburg, was formalized.

HHLA acquired 50.01 of the Trieste logistics platform: it was built by the PLT company (formed by the shipping company Francesco Parisi, the construction company ICOP and the Bologna freight village) through a project worth over 150 million EUR. The Port System Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea, which manages the port of Trieste, participated with 99 million.


This is a machine translation from Italian language of a post published on Start Magazine at the URL https://www.startmag.it/smartcity/porto-trieste-green-pass/ on Wed, 13 Oct 2021 09:36:36 +0000.