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10/06/19 12:19

Ottolenghi celebrated a decade of successful business on the other side of the Adriatic

Subsidiary PIA Petrolifera Italo Albanese (PIR Group), the Vlore-based (Albania) terminal operator dealing with LPG and oil products, celebrated first 10 years of activity

The Vlore-based (Albania) terminal operator PIA Petrolifera Italo Albanese Sh.A (within Ravenna-based PIR Petrolifera Italo Rumena Group) celebrated first 10 years of activity with local authorities, customers and several guests.

“We are very happy for this achievement, and we are proud of the activity carried out so far by our PIA terminal, which is one of the most important investments made by Italian companies in Albania.

We are the most modern logistics hub in Albania, we have the safest port infrastructure and we are the only ones boasting also a railway connection.

In the past years, we served international operators and local leading companies, handling over 9 million tons of products which resulted in some 700 million euro revenues for the Albanian tax authorities.

Our free areas will allow us to expand the existing infrastructures, thus increasing our storage capacity and our logistics activities, and expanding our port”, declared PIA Director and PIR Group Foreign Activities Manager Stefano Borghesi. In 2020, the Group headed by the Ottolenghi family will celebrate its 100 years of activities carried out both in Italia – in the port terminals of Ravenna and Genoa – as well as in Tunisia and Albania.

PIA manages an LPG, oil and oil products (diesel, gasoline etc…) coastal depot, and other depots both for liquid and solid bulk cargoes in the Valona Bay.

The coastal hub allows PIA depot’s customers to serve both the Albanian market and the countries south of the Balkans, thus exploiting the development of the European land communication network (VIII Corridor) and enjoying a favourable geographical position in the Vlore Bay, at the entrance of the Adriatic, and close to the main Italian and Greek refineries.

The wharf can receive also the largest ships (190 m overall length, 9 m draught), and the terminal has a storage capacity of 75,100 cm (13 tanks ranging from 3,300 to 14,500 cm) and 4,800 cm (2 2,400 cm spheres).