The main objective of the report remains to provide a clear picture of the performance of logistics systems, as perceived by Italian manufacturing companies trading imports and exports. The ambition is to provide companies, associations, public institutions and logistic operators with data and ideas which might influence their choices, investments and development strategies.
Through this investigation, we try to answer complex and articulated questions, concerning the logistic corridors used by the companies that use containers to transport their goods, analyzing the preferred modes of transport used to reach the port infrastructures from the company headquarters and vice versa, and identifying the Italian ports which these companies prefer to use to receive imports and ship exports.
The new edition integrates the suggestions collected through a series of technical focus groups, composed by shippers and cargo owners. Among the novelties of the latest edition, readers will find a focus on the reasons that determine the logistical choices of companies, a drill down on sustainability and a new section, dedicated to one of the best performing production clusters, in terms of export, the wine district of Conegliano – Valdobbiadene.
The core feature of the study remains the QLI2 (Quality Logistics Italian Index), the indicator developed by SRM and Contship, which provides a synthesis of the scores assigned by the interviewed companies to the different elements which determine the performance of each logistics system.
“We were positively surprised by the interest generated by this initiative. The project was born with the intention of building a permanent observatory, to trace the evolution of the sentiment expressed by the companies interviewed, year after year” – comments Daniele Testi, Marketing and Communication Director of the Contship Italia Group – “With the second edition of the study, our path with SRM continues in this direction. We hope that the result of this work will offer interesting data and food for thought to all the stakeholders involved, and stimulate some of them to offer us further suggestions and ideas, to continue to refine the next editions of this survey”.
Alessandro Panaro, Head of Maritime & Energy for SRM, adds: “The fruitful collaboration between SRM and Contship continues. We are proud of this work, which in our opinion represents an effective synthesis between the pragmatic and market-oriented approach, which characterizes the perspective of the Contship Italia Group, and the methodological rigor of the analyses conducted by SRM”.