Friday, September 30th

11:30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
The conference will also be available in streaming

Ports, logistics & production

The close integration between production districts, land infrastructure and logistics services and ports is nothing new. At least from the second industrialization to the end of the 19th century, it was essential to the placement of industries dependent on the importation of raw materials and/or dedicated to the production of bulky or export-oriented products. A glance at the history of the Italian steel, oil and certain sectors of the agri-food industry (wheat) confirms this. The new era of industrial-logistic-port areas begins with the Distripark of Rotterdam, linked to the container terminals, much mentioned but little understood. Its importance derives from the general structure of the production district of Rotterdam, which also includes five oil refineries, 45 chemical plants, including some dedicated to the production of methanol, four vegetable oil refineries, five biofuel refineries, two biobased chemical plants. In Italy we have recently equipped ourselves with tools such as SEZs and SLZs, but it does not seem that the lesson in Amsterdam has been understood as well as in Barcelona and even in Tangier has. IT not just a question of regulations and tax simplifications, but of conceiving the three components, industry, ports and land logistics in an integrated way, which end up producing a gigantic production "plant" which has its main entrance and exit door in the port. This integration naturally has a strong technological component, to make the capture and exchange of data first and then the handling of goods "frictionless". But first we must produce the goods, both in existing factories and plants and by attracting new ones. Because logistics do not thrive on their own. And even less badly placed SEZs and SLZs.


  • ZES e ZLS, which and where?
  • Production-logistics cooperation and symbiosis
  • Digital fast corridors e interoperabilità doganale
  • Development of "seamless" intermodality
  • Investments, PNRR and beyond


Domenico de Crescenzo, Coordinator, Confetra Mezzogiorno and Vice President, Fedespedi

The state of implementation of the National Recovery Plan, the last mile rail links
Enrico Pujia, General Director for Transport and Railway Infrastructure, Italian Ministry of Sustainable Infrastructures and Mobility 

Title TBA
Attilio Montalto, General Secretary, Port System Authority of the Eastern Sicilian Sea

Title TBA
Lucia Cristina Tringali, Budget, Finance and Control Director, Western Ligurian Sea Port Authority

The SEZ, a tool for relaunching port areas
Claudio Ferone, Tax Director, PwC TLS

Valpolcevera – Green Logistic Valley
Andrea Giachero, President, Spediporto 

«ZLS EMILIA-ROMAGNA» Port of Ravenna Emilia-Romagna Region
Paolo Ferrecchi, General Director for Territorial and Environmental Care, Emilia-Romagna Region

Digital Transformation: Interoperability, Logistics and Technology
Laura Castellani, Central Organization and Digital Transformation Director, Agenzia delle Accise, Dogane e Monopoli 

FHP: Italian network serving the competitiveness of national industry
Alessandro Becce, Managing Director, FHP 

Title TBA
Mark Scheerlinck, President, Propeller Club Port of Antwerp

Analysis on the current level of digital maturity of terminal operators
Alessandro Ferrari, Director, Assiterminal
Luca Pesce, Sales & Marketing, C.I.S.Co