Small steps are taken together at the Pistoia-Prato Chamber of Commerce. When businesses, politics, and social partners come together, only an intellectual debate can result.
The occasion is provided by the Convention “Tuscany: an Isolation to Break Now – Strategic Infrastructures to Connect Us to the World”, which will be held on 20 February and is organized by the honorable Erica Mazzetti. Precious opportunity to stimulate the best planning among the parties involving some of the most qualified figures who accepted the invitation with great enthusiasm. Avv. Amedeo Teti – President Ass. Log-I-Co, Claudio Torchia – General Manager Samag Holding Logistics, and Giuseppe Rizzi – General Secretary Fermerci join Hon. Erica Mazzetti – Committee on the Environment, Territory, and Public Works.
Claudio Torchia‘s speech focused on Samag H.L.’s experience in Tuscany, where he owns warehouses and operates in heavy transport with the main signs of large-scale retail. It is also made a priority to close the operation as soon as the controlled Air Ocean Cargo, the only harbour operator of the Port of Arbatax, so that it can bring benefits to the port of Livorno, the fourth Italian port for tons of goods enlivened.
Livorno is a multipurpose port that serves as an absolute relief in the national context, but it suffers from a structural or, more accurately, infrastructural problem: the logistic connections (that is all those connections necessary in order to deliver the goods towards the final destination). And a territory is logistically competitive if it’s connected.
Last mile, critical node for the country’s growth
This scenario has a significant impact on the delivery of online purchases, which, if not optimized, adds to city and community congestion. “Solutions must be put into practice to improve the sustainability of transport and logistics linked to e-commerce in various respects, from the management of infrastructure to a greater spread of electricity”. National policies on this subject must be developed.
Appropriate policies must also be developed to address the driver shortage. “In Italy there are about 20,000 missing public transport”.
Meanwhile, the work of innovative companies that are self-organizing to deal with the situation must be recognized. “Many companies are enabling young people to access dedicated training also through ‘Academy’ to enhance company know-how and build a bridge between generations of operators,” Claudio Torchia noted, citing the critical need for an integrated and multidisciplinary approach.
Numerous interventions emphasized the importance of starting from the territory and implementing a system action that does not leave any sector or segment of the population behind, despite being forced to suffer the impoverishment of the economic and social fabric, with the resulting loss of jobs as companies migrate to more competitive regions. According to the data.
Tuscany’s productive system until 2022
According to the report “La fotografia del sistema produttiva regionale dai dati 2022 del Registro Imprese,” published by the Regional Statistical Office of the Tuscany Region, as of 31 December 2022, there were 405 thousand Tuscan companies registered in the archives of the Chambers of Commerce: the lowest numbers recorded in the previous 13 years. The number of new members falls to less than 22,000, while the number of cancellations rises to nearly 25,000. Total cancellations are less compensated by new registrations in the provinces of Pisa and Pistoia.
Competitiveness. How do you “measure” something?
So, what is one of its most telling indicators?
“Competitiveness cannot be separated from infrastructure optimization. One of the major constraints to the development of economic activities is a lack of adequate infrastructure and connected services “. Torchia believes that the territory’s development should be restarted, beginning with infrastructure. “Economic development cannot be separated from the smooth development of transportation. Multimodal infrastructure and networks have the potential to play a critical role in the transformation of the social and productive systems, as well as in the growth of employment “.
Regional Iron Bonus in order to stimulate the transport from rubber to track in order to tamponare the region’s infrastructural deficiencies, the difficulties in the daily management of multi-competent who deals with the exceptional transport having to confront daily in the operation with the various bodies, sustainable transport by road to grow the Tuscan transport companies have all been mentioned in the successful participations.
But what infrastructure, and how much money?
Lawyer Teti, President Ass. Log-I-Co and Director General of the Ministry of Made in Italy, emphasized the importance of connecting public and private systems, beginning with a census of infrastructure works and available economic resources, which includes the necessary involvement of the region and the use of PNRR funds.
The PNRR is divided into six missions, one of which is infrastructure for sustainable mobility. The Plan demonstrates the importance of bringing politics into direct contact with businesses because the companies present on the territory are the driving force of a nation’s economic evolution, determine its weight in international markets, and determine its political importance. Topics dear to Log-I-Co, the Association that serves as a spokesman for the fields of logistics, industry, and commerce, all of which we are a part of.
Another factor to consider is the average age of Italian transportation infrastructure, which must be invested in the meantime to ensure its efficiency and safety in the present while also increasing its useful life in the future.