Genova - Go ahead all and well in a hurry. MSC has further accelerated the Bettolo operation, confirming its willingness to land in Genoa and make the container terminal operational on those areas that are still empty. The strategy, anticipated by the Secolo XIX/The MediTelegraph, is based on a step-by-step approach, precisely to avoid delays. The first step will be to take possession of the areas of Calata Bettolo distributed over time to other operators, just waiting for the adventure to leave.
MSC has requested and the Authority is preparing to grant all the necessary spaces, with the exception of the square meters needed for Eni’s tankers, to Spinelli for Derna and Ireti.
MSC thus relinquishes only 11,000 square meters, a small portion of the terminal, because it intends to start moving containers as soon as possible. In the consultative commission of the Authority that took place yesterday, the first issues also circulated. The group headed by Gianluigi Aponte intends to “start up the terminal activity by developing new quantifiable traffic in about 150 thousand teu per year (further compared to those already operated in the port of Genoa)”. It is the value of the first step, when the first cranes arrive, then at full speed the traffic should grow 4/5 times. The effect will be immediate also for the front of the work because the report writes black and white that “the recruitment of more than 70 new employees is expected, in addition to the use of the local port company”. It means more work for Culmv already in the first phase of operation of the terminal.
On this point, however, the unions have called for a deepening of the Authority to try to better understand how MSC intends to move on the front of the dock work. Before leaving anyway, it will be necessary to examine the structure, so as to verify the possibility of installing the cranes and the rest of the equipment.
In Bettolo all the possible spaces are needed for the start of the activity that was reiterated yesterday, it should start in 2020. “The recession framework requires moving, we can not wait for the favorable situation to put the economy back on track - explains Paolo Signorini, number one of the port - With these further investments we will earn more traffic and with MSCI we will also be able to complete a series of important investments for the port of Genoa.”
Bettolo could therefore receive the first container after 15 years from the beginning of the filling work of the terminal, waiting to complete the whole floor of full operation of the terminal.