The Morandi bridge collapse hit the main artery in one of the largest ports in Italy – the port of Genoa.
President Autorità ‘di Portuale del Mar System of Western Liguria (ADSP – Management of the Port of the Western Ligurian Sea) Paolo Signorini said that last year in the port was a 15% increase in container traffic to 2.6 million TEU.
This year, growth should be 5%. Now, after the collapse of the bridge, AdSP estimates that the port can handle up to 10% less cargo.
Signorini added that it depends on whether a new road can be built along the coast, on which a cargo ship can operate. Morand Morandi was used, it is estimated, from 1,000 to 1,500 trucks per day, and these cars require an alternative.
If this alternative route works, then the port will face the collapse of the bridge. Otherwise, alternative routes are a serious overload, which is likely to further complicate the movement of goods.
Signorini also said that, in principle, the port should be oriented to 24-hour work. If the port of Genoa can also deploy terminals and trucks at night, it will significantly reduce congestion during the day.
Signorini said any additional cost should be provided by the government for the resources that are provided as a result of such disasters.