Ambassador Vattani: “Third visit by a government member in the first five months of the year. A message of great attention to this area”
The Deputy Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Edoardo Rixi went to Singapore on 24 and 25 May to explore new opportunities for collaboration between our ports and companies in the fields of logistics and sustainable mobility. The meeting with Singapore’s Transport Minister S. Iswaran allowed for a discussion on Singapore’s role as global maritime hub and on how Italy intends to strengthen its centrality in the maritime routes that connect Asia and Europe by improving its infrastructure, including digital ones. Among the possible initiatives, the foundations have been laid for the development of green and digital corridors that link the City-State to the Italian ports.
During the talks with the top management of Singapore’s main transport authorities, the Land Transport Authority and SBS Transit, possible partnerships between our companies were discussed on intelligent and sustainable solutions for the transport system identified by the latest Land Transport Singapore Masterplan 2040, as well as joint participation in projects in third countries. Of great interest was a visit to the new fully automated port terminal of Tuas, managed by PSA Singapore, world leader in transshipment logistics, which has also been present for many years in the ports of Genoa and Venice.
Rixi then met with a select group of Italian entrepreneurs present in Singapore organized by the local Chamber of Commerce, before concluding the mission with a visit to the Vinexpo fair to greet the over one hundred Italian companies present from Veneto to Sicily, including a important representation of producers from Emilia Romagna. “Deputy Minister Rixi’s is the third visit by a government member in the first five months of the year. A message of great attention to this area and Singapore which strengthens the activity of Italian companies already present and opens up new opportunities for collaboration. Italy’s ambition to become a Mediterranean hub in the field of transport, logistics, as well as energy, drives us to increase connectivity – including digital connectivity – with other regional hubs, including Singapore,” he said. the Ambassador Mario Vattani.