More freight to be shifted to rail in Genoa
The European Commission has approved EUR 9 million Italian aid measures to encourage the shift of freight transport from road to rail in the area of the port of Genoa. The road and rail infrastructure from and to the port was severely impacted by the collapse of the Morandi bridge in 2018.
The aid takes the form of a subsidy to logistics companies and multimodal transport operators, to encourage the use of rail transport and intermodal solutions in the context of serious infrastructural disruptions to the rail network.
Support will also be granted, in the form of a subsidy, to the concessionaire of rail services in the port of Genoa to compensate for the additional costs caused by the infrastructural disruption. (ben)