SRM’s experience in the field of economic research about port and logistic infrastructure has resulted in the creation of the Permanent Observatory on maritime transport and logistics which is currently a point of reference for the whole cluster in this sector, both nationally and internationally.
Research, papers and surveys represent the result of regular and thorough monitoring of the economic dynamics regarding shipping and the main sectors or territories where the maritime economy plays a key role.
SRM also publishes the Annual Report ‘Italian Maritime Economy’ which collects the most significant analyses and research work carried out by the aforementioned Observatory over an entire year, alongside detailed studies of the typical phenomena shaping the role of the Mediterranean in the global maritime context. Each annual issue includes the contributions of renowned experts and is enriched by the collaboration of prestigious national and foreign institutions who provide further added value to this research endeavour.
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.
Port Network Authority of the Sardinian Sea, established by Port Authorities reform law in 2016, has a strategic role in the ports of jurisdiction. It manages these ports: Cagliari, Foxi-Sarroch, Olbia, Porto Torres, Golfo Aranci, Oristano, Portoscuso-Portovesme, Santa Teresa Gallura. It has been officially founded with the designation of the President, Massimo Deiana, in July 2017. The role of Secretary General has been conferred to Natale Ditel.
The Port Network 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 Network 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.
The Port Network Authority of the Central Tyrrhenian Sea is the governing organisation of the port area of Naples, Castellammare di Stabia and Salerno. The Port Network 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.
The Port Authority of Ravenna operates to direct, plan, coordinate, promote and control port operations and other commercial and industrial activities in the port, administers the State’s maritime assets, provides for the maintenance of the port’s seabed and the construction of major port infrastructure financed by the State and guarantees the ordinary and extraordinary maintenance of the common areas.
Established on April 13, 1946, it represents at political, economic, social and union level the entrepreneurial categories of the sectors of transport, freight forwarders, logistics and goods storage, as well as the connected and ancillary sectors. Confetra has its representation at the National Council of Economy and Labor (CNEL).
Confetra is organized in 19 national Federations and 61 local offices.
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.
Since 1946 Fedespedi has been the only business organisation representing and protecting the interests of international freight forwarders. Its members represent over 90% of Italian freight forwarding companies: an industry that generates an overall turnover of approximately 15 billion Euro per year – 20% of the whole turnover of the Italian logistics industry – and counts over 50,000 operators.
Fedespedi can rely on a network of more than 30 local associations; it is a member of Confetra (Italian General Confederation of transports and logistics) and it represents Italian freight forwarders in Europe (as member of CLECAT) and worldwide (as member of FIATA).The following organizations are part of Fedespedi: ANAMA (Air Cargo intermediaries), ANTEP (Port Terminal operators) and FISI (Industrial freight forwarding companies).
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.
F.lli Morandi & C. was established in 1913 in Ancona, founded by shipbroker Gustavo Morandi and his brothers. It is within few years the company engaged in the activities of shipping agent and freight forwarder, acquired a leading position in the international maritime business. Morandi Group includes: F.lli Morandi & C and Maritransport, ASE, Webtours, Co.m.m.p.a., Le Navi Ancona, Attica Group.
MSC Cruises is the company with the highest growth rate in the world. MSC Cruises is headquartered in Geneva, and is part of MSC Group, a leading shipping and logistics conglomerate. The MSC Cruises fleet currently comprises 17 ultra-modern, highly innovative and elegantly designed ships, and is one of the most ecologically advanced in the sector. The Company is committed to protecting the environment and constantly works to minimize and reduce the environmental impact of its fleet both at sea and ashore by developing and using the latest innovative marine and environmental technologies available on the market.
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.
The Port Authority of the Strait of Messina manages the ports of Messina, Tremestieri, Milazzo, Reggio Calabria and Villa S. Giovanni. It is engaged in realising an integrated network of ports that serve in the mobility of 12 million passengers and 3 million cars and trucks in the area of the Strait of Messina every year.
Sustainable infrastructure, operational excellence, alliances between local areas and digital transformation are the main strategic objectives for creating useful and safe infrastructures which offer efficient and easy-to-use services. These ports have always, in fact, represented the hubs of a single intermodal reality and the final link in the transport system of the European Scandinavian-Mediterranean corridor.
Assiterminal, Associazione Italiana Terminalisti Portuali, is the main associative expression of the port industry in Italy. We promote the development of terminal and port operators within the framework of a policy that enhances the national logistics system in a context of globalized dynamics involving the flow of people and goods. Our mission is to enhance the sustainability of our companies integrated into the logistics ecosystem which represents one of the main drivers of the economy and labor for Italy.