Sintermar’s appeal related to former Trinseo in Leghorn was upheld
The Regional Administrative Court annulled the Port Authority’s prohibition for Grimaldi’s subsidiary to handle new cars in the areas of the industrial canal of the port of Leghorn
The Regional Administrative Court of Tuscany upheld the appeal submitted by Sintermar – the terminal joint-venture between F.lli Neri group and Grimaldi Group’s subsidiary Coifi – related to the opposition of the Port Authority of Leghorn to the Trinseo deal.
As reported by Ship2Shore, at the end of December Sintermar entered into a purchase pre-contract with Trinseo Italia concerning an area used until 2016, when it closed its business, for the production of synthetic latexes.
Though private, these areas fall within the jurisdiction of the Port Regulating Plan. Therefore, having been granted these areas on free loan, Sintermar informed the Port Authority about the start of logistics activities and about the non-structural works to carry out its activity safely.
Ship2Shore also referred to the Authority’s opposition and to Sintermar’s related appeal against the refusal submitted at the end of January.
The Regional Administrative Court admitted the terminal operator’s reasons, rejecting those of the Port Authority as they were both based on the estimates of the PRP and on its related technical implementing regulations.
The Port Authority does have jurisdiction over the private areas in question, but “handling and storage of new cars” as well as the operations provided for by Sintermar (not implying urban-building transformation works) are consistent with the PRP (multipurpose area).
Therefore, in Leghorn there are 120,000 square meters of areas available to the Neapolitan Group’s cars and ro-ros, provided that the Port Authority does not try to reverse the verdict in the proceedings at second instance.