Speed, efficiency and punctuality, even goods change their route, especially if they are transported by rail. The objective is clear: tighten the synergy between companies, logistics operators, institutions and local authorities in order to make goods transport environmentally sustainable, even in the Lucca area.
This and much more was discussed on 24 October at Palazzo Ducale during the conference Ecosustainability and advantages of rail transport. New ways of development for Lucca, organised by Logistica Uno in collaboration with the Province of Lucca and under the patronage of the Region of Tuscany, the municipalities of Lucca, Capannori, Porcari, the Chamber of Commerce of Lucca and Assologistica.
Experts in the sector, local and regional administrators, spoke on the subject, in particular on the issue of reducing heavy road traffic in favour of rail transport.
Gianluca Cornelli, Supply Chain Manager Logistica Uno, after the classical institutional greetings, underlined that: “Logistica Uno is ready to offer and increase the service of freight transport by train in the Lucchesia area, but it is essential that there is a greater synergistic effort by the manufacturing companies and the relevant bodies, in order to make this service more efficient and grow”. “A challenge – as confirmed by Luca Menesini, President of the Province of Lucca – that can only be carried out by creating a system and strengthening the relationship between public, private, companies and RFI/Mercitalia.
It was emphasised that the obvious reduction in the transit of heavy vehicles leads to a reduction in accident risk factors, as well as having positive economic implications.
Stefano Baccelli, President of the Infrastructure Commission of the Regional Council, Luigi Terzi, President of Culture and Training Assologistica, Rubens Bernascone, Sales Manager Carbonsink.
Aldo Maietta, Mercitalia Rail Marketing Manager, then gave a vertical overview of the Tuscan railway network, analysing on the one hand the connections with Livorno, Piombino, Massa and Porcari, and on the other hand assessing the criticalities and works that should be carried out on the Tassignano – Capannori plant and in particular on the Frizzone terminal. With regard to the Frizzone terminal, the need for greater integration with the port of Livorno was highlighted, from which many raw materials come, such as cellulose for paper companies in the province of Lucca, without forgetting the importance of the freight terminals of Minucciano and Castelnuovo Garfagnana. Stefan Guerra, Research and Innovation Area Manager of Lucense, explained the commitment of his company on this issue, stating: “Agreements have been made that will focus, for the paper industry, on the strengthening of the Capannori and Porcari railway station, to increase the share of goods transported by train”.
Claudio de Mayda, Project Manager Logistica Uno and Giampaolo Di Nuzzo, Sales manager Logistica Uno, reiterated that: “Logistica Uno is ready to increase and strengthen the service via train for local manufacturing companies, highlighting the advantages and possible gains of companies via rail, exploiting the capacity of the train also for return trips”. Finally, Andrea Fossa, CEO GreenRouter, presented the GreenRouter Tool, an effective tool for assessing CO2 and PMx emissions in transport.
The final panel discussion was attended by:
Sebastiano Nottoli (Smurfit), Giovanni Illibato (Lucart), Claudio Marchionni (Unieuro), Luigi Terzi (Assologistica), Maurizio Magni (Confindustria Toscana Nord) and Giampaolo Di Nuzzo (Logistica Uno). He brought out the needs of the companies but also their willingness to participate in a proactive working table together with local institutions, Mercitalia/RFI and Logistica Uno.