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24/12/18 10:03

Fernetti incorporated Cervignano and became an interport holding

Imminent entry of Duisport, merger with Pordenone interport and possibly SDAG: Trieste Port Authority is controlling the first proper regional logistics system

The transaction carried out by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region (with the support of the Port Authority of Trieste) to rationalize and coordinate interport and dry port activities is finally official.

Interporto di Trieste, the company owning and managing Fernetti intermodal terminal and, since last year, former Wärtsilä’s areas in Bagnoli della Rosandra, will launch a 2 million euro capital increase which is going to be signed by the majority shareholder, the investment trust company of the Friuli Region, being already its relative majority shareholder (20%), through the transfer of Interporto Cervignano’s - a platform used as Monfalcone port hinterland - majority stake (over 81%).

In the next months, Interporto di Trieste will probably launch a new capital increase which will allow its Port Authority shareholder – currently holding 22.6% - to strengthen its stake, as well as to welcome two new strategic shareholders.

As a matter of fact, the Chamber of Commerce of Udine and Pordenone should enter Interporto di Trieste’s capital. This transaction has both a political and above all a strategic-operational significance because the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the majority shareholder of Pordenone-based Interporto Centro Ingrosso, another regional interport facility (where the management of the railway terminal was recently entrusted to Hupac) which might enter the network.

The other entry in Interporto di Trieste scheduled for 2019 should be that of Duisport, the Port Authority of Duisburg river port, thus strengthening the increasingly close relationship between Germany, the reference market, and regional logistics facilities, with the Port Authority of Trieste (and within June Monfalcone) being the point of reference (also thanks to the governance agreements within Interporto di Trieste, being a proper regional interport holding).

Finally, also the remaining state-controlled logistics platform of the region, i.e. Gorizia SDAG terminal, might be involved. In this case, the majority shareholder is the Municipality but, unlike the aforesaid transactions, its possible entry in Interporto di Trieste is currently very remote.

Andrea Moizo

TAG : Inland ports