BRAZIL TO ATTEND WIDERMOS SHIPPING LANE PROJECT CONFERENCE

(VELINO) Roma, 20 Oct - The President and the Secretary Generalof the Italian-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (North Eastregion) are due to attend a conference on the European WiderMoSproject, to be held in La Spezia on Nov. 28 and 29. They willaddress the issue of the expansion of the western corridors,taking advantage of the geographical location of ports in theNortheast and others on the American continent. They will lookat the major infrastructure offered by the regional ports ofthe Northeast. WiderMos is an logistics integration project,which aims to create an interconnected structure between

(VELINO) Roma, 20 Oct - The President and the Secretary Generalof the Italian-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (North Eastregion) are due to attend a conference on the European WiderMoSproject, to be held in La Spezia on Nov. 28 and 29. They willaddress the issue of the expansion of the western corridors,taking advantage of the geographical location of ports in theNortheast and others on the American continent. They will lookat the major infrastructure offered by the regional ports ofthe Northeast. WiderMos is an logistics integration project,which aims to create an interconnected structure betweenEuropean multimodal corridors and international logisticsoperators. The project is the only European one funded in theMotorways of the Sea programme, led by an Italian port, LaSpezia. WiderMos is divided into three main activities thatinclude the performance of a study aiming to describe thefuture of Motorways of the Sea in 2020, a study on thegovernance of the priority corridors and, finally, the creationof five technology platforms in the ports involved in theproject: La Spezia, Barcelona, Porto, and Rostock. The projecthas a total budget of 5.94 million euros, is co-financed with2.97 million euros of EU money and involves four Member States:Italy, Germany, Spain and Portugal. Mayor European players andstakeholders in the transport, logistics and shippingindustries are taking part, including the Customs Agency,Agencia Tributaria (Spain's tax agency), Liguria Region, theUniversity of Genoa, MSC (a world leader in global containershipping), Swedish furniture group IKEA, RFI (Italian RailwayNetwork), LSCT (La Spezia Container Terminal), and PaduaInterport. WiderMos is also supported by the Italian ForeignMinistry and the diplomatic network abroad. Liguria hasconsolidated its relations with Brazil through "A Sea ofIdeas", a project officially launched in June 2015 with thesigning of a Framework Agreement with the Brazilian partners ofthe State of Ceara. The initiative is promoted by theItaly-Brazil Chamber of Commerce and La Spezia, along with thecity's Port Authority and the Ligurian District of MarineTechnology. vel.