European Ports Are A Strategic Partner In Building A Sustainable, Competitive And Smart Europe

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In view of the European elections, which will lead to a new Commission, a new European Parliament and a new vision for Europe, European ports have prepared a memorandum emphasising the role port managing bodies can play as facilitators of the port ecosystem. The ESPO memorandum identifies ten priorities, ten fields of action and importance for the next five years.

The memorandum has been presented during the ESPO annual conference in Livorno.

Ultimatum For The New Owners Of The Ferry Terminal In Livorno

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The Tuscan Region revealed this week that the local port authority in Livorno asked the winners of the public tender launched for the Porto Livorno 2000 ro-pax terminal, to close the deal before the end of March.

Last summer Moby (through Sinergest, Moby and Ltm) and Marinvest (MSC group) were officially awarded the privatization procedure aimed at selling a 66% stake in the company for € 10.7 million and in change for € 91 million in the next two to three decades.

Before closing the deal the winners are asking the port authority to clarify whether Porto Livorno 2000 will be or not the only ferry and cruise terminal active in Livorno since there is still pending a legal dispute concerning Grimaldi’s ro-pax traffic handled at the nearby Sintermar Darsena Toscana terminal.