From port community systems to integrated logistics networks

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GENES_alessandro_pitto_vignetteAlessandro Pitto is Vice President of the Freight Forwarders’ Association of the port of Genoa and Managing Director of Casasco & Nardi S.p.A., a privately-owned forwarding company, with a consolidated turnover in excess of 55 Mn of Euros.
Alessandro Pitto is also member of the board of Hub Telematica and of the Council of the Genoa Chamber of Commerce.
As a contract professor with the University of Genoa, he wrote several papers about the economics of international shipping and logistics on national and international journals.

The impact of port tourism on the local economy in Hamburg (Germany)

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GENES_christiensen_vignetteMarina Christensen was born on 12th March 1967 in Dortmund. She began her career with an apprenticeship in an international hotel chain. The hotel business was from then on for almost 20 years her working field. Mrs Christensen always worked in the department marketing and sales in various hotel chains, like Intercontinental, HolidayInn and Best Western.
Her way went from Düsseldorf, over Frankfurt to Hamburg in the beautiful Northern part of Germany.
Stage Entertainment, one of the biggest Live Entertainment operators in Europe, was her next step. Stage Entertainment has 11 theatres all over Germany and also one in Milan, the Teatro Nazionale.
There she also worked for sales and marketing in the entertainment sector.
Since 2012 Mrs Christensen works for the Hamburg Tourist Board and develops the area marketing and sales cruise tourism.
She is married with an hotelier, who works in Kiel and so she lives in Hamburg and at the Baltic Sea.

Hamburg Cruise Days 2012 – Der Film from stroemland film on Vimeo.

Strasbourg (France): towards greener jobs in the port zone

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GENES_mourette_vignetteTo increase the competitiveness of the Strasbourg port zone and its companies, the Autonomous Port of Strasbourg (PAS) and the Urban Community of Strasbourg (CUS) started an industrial ecology initiative in September 2013.  With 320 companies and 10,000 employees, the Strasbourg port zone is the biggest concentration of industry and logistics in the Alsace region.
Industrial ecology is an approach which aims to understand the industrial system as an ecosystem composed of complementary, interdependent actors, like a ‘natural’ ecosystem. What is proposed is therefore a global approach based on analysing flows of existing and future materials and energies.
Three types of action are possible in this initiative:
– controlling the cost of energy and materials, if necessary by applying inter-company synergies to optimise production and consumption
– reducing energy and materials requirements
– company resilience in the area of fossil fuels
Thus, in concrete terms, the potential study aims at:
– Mobilising 15 environmentally sensitive companies with large flows in the Strasbourg-Kehl port zone.
– Establishing a base line of the main energy and materials flows in their industrial processes
– Detecting the potential for synergies with a preliminary approach to the feasibility of application
– Identifying and characterising possible projects to be launched or encouraged, and the actors to be mobilised
– Establishing an action plan including the financial engineering of the necessary investments
In the first phase (September 2013 – June 2014), 15 companies agreed to take part in this innovative initiative. After an audit of the energy and materials flows of each, inter-company synergies were identified and the first actions are being carried out by the companies. Fifteen new companies will be incorporated into the initiative from September 2014.
Between 2009 and 2013, the agro-food and environmental sectors have been net generators of jobs, as has the general interest sector. In future, the industrial ecology initiative will facilitate structuring to make activities and jobs greener in the medium to long term, and the energy transition of the port zone. It also aims to develop inter-company synergies, especially in environmental activities such as industrial water, waste management, sewage, various services, etc.

Aurore Mourette, Direction du développement, Chef de projet développement durable, Port autonome de Strasbourg, France


The port of Genoa: a gateway for the North West of Italy

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GENES_beretta_vignetteTransports, logistics and especially port-connected activities are a major driver for Genoa and Liguria economy and occupation. The economic relevance of the port of Genoa goes well beyond the region’ boundaries: it’s a natural gateway for the Italian North-West intercontinental trade. The role of container throughput is growing more and more, but between 2003 and 2013 this development, such as the one of the whole Italian port system, was sensibly lower than those at Northern Range and at some West Med ports. This is partly due to the steadily weak Italian economic performance in the last ten years, but also to some weaknesses of the Italian supply-chain, related to the quality of the infrastructures and of some logistic services. This confirms that every step towards the improvement of logistic chain can contribute to the Country’s competitiveness.

After an Economic bachelor in business achieved in 1993 at the “Università Bocconi di Milano” (110L/110), Enrico  Beretta has joined the Bank of Italy in Genoa at the beginning of 1995, where he started a work of territorial economic analysis and relations with local Agencies and companies.
He was then responsible of the Office “Analysis and territorial economic research” until 2013, when he entered the office of the General Management of the Bank of Italy in Genoa.
The territorial units of research of the Bank of Italy are continuously examining the evolution of the structural aspects and the economic conjuncture of the territory of reference, contributing to the central publications of the Bank and producing periodicals documents of local analysis. Moreover, they carry out more general research activity in collaboration with the central Service Studies of Rome and within research projects of national character. The thematic issues of which I have taken care more recently concern the subject of credit, the economy of the transports and the economy of the culture.

ChemMed Tarragona, 1st chemical cluster chimico of the Mediterranea

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GENES_francesc_Sanchez_vignetteChemMed Tarragona is a clear attempt to attract and generate new, high added-value activities to Tarragona. It is an industrial, logistical, academic and scientific chemicals cluster, a strategic hub on the Mediterranean and a top-level logistics node, aiming to bring major – and necessary – competitive improvements to reinforce what is already the largest chemicals centre in southern Europe.

Francesc Sánchez Sánchez
– Director de la Autoridad Portuaria de Tarragona desde Mayo/2007
– Consejero de PORTEL Servicios Telemáticos. S.A.
Experiencia profesional:
– Director de Estrategia, Innovación y Desarrollo de la Autoridad Portuaria de Valencia entre 2004 y 2007
– Presidente de INFOPORT Valencia S.A entre 1998 y 2007.
– Subdirector General de Gestión y Explotación de la Autoridad Portuaria de Valencia entre 2002 y 2004
– General Manager de la Agrupación Europea de Interés Económico EUROMAR entre 1.998 y 1.999
– Director del Departamento de Explotación de la Autoridad Portuaria de Valencia entre 2.001 y 2.002
– Director del Departamento de Sistemas de Información de la Autoridad Portuaria de Valencia entre 1.994 y 2.001
– Director de la empresa I.T.P. entre 1.992 y 1.994
– Jefe de Informática de la A.P.V. entre 1.983 y 1.992
Experiencia docente:
– Colaborador habitual del IPEC desde su creación, tanto en el programa Máster, como en el desarrollo e impartición de diversos seminarios
– Colaborador habitual de Puertos del Estado en el seminario iberoamericano de puertos
– Colaborador habitual de la Universidad Politécnica de Barcelona para el curso de postgrado en operaciones portuarias

Giuliano Gallanti, Presidente, Autorità Portuale di Livorno, Italia

First Class Honours degree in Law from Milan University (Università Cattolica del Sacro Coure di Milano) with a thesis on maritime domain under the supervision of Prof. Feliciano Benvenuti

– Supreme Court Lawyer specialized in administrative law.
– Founder member of a legal firm  with its head office in Genoa
– Former member of a Radio-TV Regional Committee
– Former member of the Board of Administration of Genoa’s Carlo Felice Opera House
– In 1985 he was elected Regional Councillor for Liguria, and later, in 1992, became Vice-President of the Regional Council;
– In 1994 he was elected Vice-President of  Liguria Regional Committee, delegated to follow Environmental issues
– In January 1996 he was nominated President of Genoa Port Authority with a 4-year mandate. He was reconfirmed in  January 2000 up till February 2004.
– Vice Pesident of “Assoporti” (Italian Port Association)
– In 1999 he was elected  Secretary of the International Association Cities and Ports (AIVP), becoming its President  on the 1st June 2002. He held office until 1st June 2005 (“Villes et Ports” is the most important port city association in the world; 200 port cities from all continents  belong to it).
– In January 2001 he was elected Vice-President of ESPO (European Sea Ports Organization with its head office in Brussels; over 800 European ports belong to it.)
– On 3rd April 2002, by decree of the President of the French Republic, he was nominated Officer  of the Ordre National du Merite  for  his work in favour  of the French-Italian cooperation in the maritime transport sector.
– On the 24 November 2004 he was elected President of Expo, to be reconfirmed for a further 2 years  on the 22 November 2006.
– In July 2007, by decree of the President of the Italian Republic, he was nominated Audit Court Councillor , by designation of  the Regional Liguria Autonomy Council; his mandate lasts 5 years-.
– He is still a member of Expo’s Board of Administration and its Commission on Port Governance.

– Born in Genoa on the 23rd February 1939.
– Married with 3 children

La Spezia (Italy): logistical services, a strength in port development

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GENES_Montaresi_vignetteFederica Montaresi (Head of Studies and Special Projects Unit) La Spezia Port Authority (project manager) acquired a degree in Civil Engineering (specialization in Transport) in 2005 at Pisa University. She had worked for European Commission in transport sector from 2005 to 2007. She has been working for La Spezia Port Authority since 2007 as Responsible for Strategic Planning, Special Projects and EU Programmes. She has a very good experience in cooperation projects and in the management of technical projects concerning logistics, intermodal freight transport, green freight corridors, Motorways of the Sea,  environmental projects (cold ironing , LNG, innovative projects to reduce the enviromental impact of port activities on urban area), marketing analysis regarding new potential inland markets linked to ports, new IT solutions to reduce the complexity in logistic operations  along the supply chain including e-custom, e-freight and e-maritime processes. She is the project manager of WiderMos project.

Presentation of the Masterplan of the Port

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Marco Sanguineri is born in Genoa on 17 September 1962, Marco Sanguineri graduated in Economics at the University of Genoa.
He started his career in 1987 as a consultant to the Institute of Transport Economics of the Faculty of Economics in Genoa.
In 1992 he was hired by the Marketing Department of the holding company of the Port of Genoa corporate structure, “Porto di Genova S.p.A.”, to conduct the port traffic market reviews, analyses and forecasts.
In 1995 Marco Sanguineri was appointed Planning and Economic Studies Manager of the Port Authority of Genoa, a position he held until 1999 when he was selected as Director of the Planning Department of the Port Authority, one of the core sectors of the company.
In 2006 he was nominated Senior Director of Port Land Use Management within the Port Authority, overseeing port terminal concessions, protection of the environment, port safety and security.
Since 2011 Marco Sanguineri has been Senior Director of Port Planning and Development of  the Port Authority, steering the strategies and policies of the Port of Genoa, in addition to presiding over the EU projects.
Throughout his career, Mr Sanguineri has held key positions on various Boards:
• 1989–90: member of the Technical Scientific Committee (COST) founded
 by the European Union for research on intermodal transport;
• 1996–2001: Managing Director of the “Società Zona Franca Porto di Genova
• 1997–1998:Director of the company “Porto Petroli  S.p.a.”;
• 2002: Director of the company “Finporto S.p.a.”;
• 2003–06:Director of the company “Fiera Internazionale di Genova S.p.a.”
• President of the Committee for Hygiene and Safety;
• Member of the Advisory Group of “Corridor 1 Genoa–Rotterdam”, as per EU regulation 913/2010.
Marco Sanguineri has written numerous publications and papers on port planning and port governance. In addition, he has continued to work with the Faculty of Economics of the University of Genoa.

E-port, the main project for a smart and sustainable port in Genoa

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GENES_boselli_vignetteLuciano Boselli is in charge for plannig and implementation of the Genoa port community system. He is the Genoa PA Representative for pilot national advanced programs and manages the relationship with Customs Agency and Maritime Authority on the subject. He coordinates the different Private Associations (Freight Forwarders, Shipping Agents, Terminal Operators, Motor Transport Companies) operating in the port of Genoa in re-organisational processes. He is the reference for the implementation of the National Logistic Platform and cares the evolution of the telematic system with reference to the inland terminals relevant for the port of Genoa.

Operare e investire in un porto e un paese: il punto di vista dei Terminal Operator

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GENES_conforti_vignetteThe speech reports on performances of TOs since the 1994’s Port Reform Bill: from then, good results are achieved in cargo-handled volumes and efficient market services through heavy private investment and competitive operations.
The 2008-onwards crisis hit the sector in parallel with the national whole economy. The main uncertainness is related to the undefined structural change of the global/European economy, with unpredictable forecasts.
The sector reacted with some positive (or less negative) results than the national economy, poorly helped by public administrations actions, and substantially penalised by new extra costs and bureaucracy.
Finally, the conclusions are focussed to the needs that the TOs category deems necessary to continue to operate and invest in a port, in a country:  understand, real actions, reciprocal commitment.

Marco Conforti graduated at Genoa University in Engineering, cum laude, worked in Riva Trigoso – La Spezia Shipyards of FINCANTIERI, then for a Bulk Carrier/General Cargo Shipping Company as Technical-Operations Manager and as Project Manager in a Port Engineering/Transport Consultants Company.
He joined FIAT Group in 1992, working firstly in the marketing and development areas, reporting to the CEO of port activities Holding Sinport, contributing to the development of the Voltri Port project since the early beginning, then in Voltri Terminal Europa (VTE) as Deputy General Manager, after the take over by PSA Group.
Furthermore, in 1999 he was appointed Managing Director of Vecon (Venice Container Terminal) and Executive Director of the newly established PSA Sinport Logistics Division, dealing with Distriparks and transport business development. From 2004 to 2008, he was General Manager in PSA Italian holding Sinport for Strategic Marketing and Business Development for current and new activities.
Up to 2010, he was Senior Advisor for PSA Region Mediterranean Europe, Middle East and South Asia.
Presently is Member of the Board of TDT Container Terminal, Chairman of Assiterminal (Italian Terminal Operators Association), Member of Executive Committee of FEPORT (European Terminal Operator Association).
Age 64 years, married, 3 children.