Assoporti, the Italian Association of Ports, is an organism that puts together Port Authorities, other special bodies in ports, Chambers of Commerce of port cities and the Italian Organisation of Chambers of Commerce. The Association, together with its members and in cooperation with other Associations has, amongst its objectives, that of realizing policies for the development of the field, as well as the enhancing of advanced technologies. As part of its representation activities Assoporti, participates and contributes to the discussions on a European Union level regarding Trans European policies. The Association sustains policies that regard the Network of the Motorways of the Sea and, as a member of the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO), it actively participates in discussions regarding the development of the transport system. On July 13th SRM and ASSOPORTI signed a Cooperation Agreement with the aim to realize joint studies on the Mediterranean ports’ activities.
Founded in 1969, Contship Italia SpA is the holding company controlling activities in the Mediterranean area with a specific focus on Italy. Contship Italia is part of the largest European Container Terminal Operator, Eurokai – Hamburg. Contship Italia is active with its network of maritime container terminals at La Spezia, Gioia Tauro, Cagliari, Ravenna, Salerno and Tangier and provides intermodal integrated solutions to serve central Europe’s main industrial and consumptions areas.
Federagenti, the Italian Federation of Ship Agents and Ship Brokers, was founded in 1949, is the only Italian maritime association which operates in all 144 Italian ports. Federagenti includes 20 local associations and more than 600 companies. Federagenti activity includes the promotion of the Italian port system and maritime traffic and plays a strategic role in the Italian port system.
Federpesca, the national association of fishing companies, is the main organization which gathers together companies within the fishing sector. Established in 1961, it comprises of more than 1,900 sea fishing companies, 11 net suppliers and 32 canning factories. Altogether, it counts almost 2,500 fishing vessels raging from 10 to 2,300 GT.
Established in 1947, Grimaldi is a fully integrated multinational logistics Group specialising in maritime transport of cars, rolling cargo, containers and passengers. The mission is to provide efficient, reliable, innovative and high quality maritime services for the transport of freight and passengers, following a continuous process of identification of its customers’ needs and expectations. The Group is committed to the pursuit of excellence, to social responsibilities and to transport solutions which promote an environmentally sustainable mobility.
Lotras S.r.l. bases its operation on one great goal: to organise, in Italy and abroad, the freight of goods giving preference to railway transport for long distances. Replacing so-called ‘all road’ transport, using rail freight yards as points of reference for public and private companies, with the end user in mind.
Port System Authority of the Ionian Sea
The Port System Authority of the Ionian Sea is a public body whose main task is to identify, programme, co-ordinate and control commercial and industrial activities carried out in the port area. The projects to exploit fully the port structure and simultaneously plan new facilities, with the support of a consistent program of investments, have strategically contributed to realize the objective of the Port System Authority: the development of both the port and the local territory through a readjustment of the transportation system, which will act as a driving force of a process to encourage the growth of new productive sectors.
Port System Authority of the Central Tyrrhenian Sea
The Port System Authority of the Central Tyrrhenian Sea is the governing organisation of the port area of Naples, Castellammare di Stabia and Salerno. The Port Authority is invested with the following powers: policy, planning, co-ordination and control of port operations; ordinary and extraordinary maintenance of the common/shared parts of the port area; granting and control of the activities related to supply by payment to port users of general services.
Unione degli industriali della Provincia di Napoli
The “Unione degli industriali della Provincia di Napoli” which is part of Confindustria, is an association representing companies producing goods and / or services belonging to all market sectors operating in the Province of Naples. Within the association companies are grouped into 15 product specific categories. The Unione represents its members and carries out services and acts as a consultant for them. Companies are also divided into two further groups; the Gruppo Piccola Industria (small businesses) for companies not exceeding 50 employees; and the Gruppo Giovani Imprenditori (young entrepreneurs) for those who perform entrepreneurial or directional functions in a company and are younger than 40 years old.