TRIESTE – After 16 years of attempts, not always well managed, a government decree-law puts an end to UIRNet. The national digital logistic platform is a spa participated by the main actors of the Italian logistic system and by the most important national industrial players.
In the decree-law entitled “Urgent provisions for the implementation of the PNRR and the prevention of mafia infiltration”, it is specified that the new entity to be entrusted with the digitalization of Italian logistics will be RAM.
Rete Autostrade Mediterranee (RAM), founded in 2004 to implement the so-called “National Program of Motorways of the Sea” (within the broader context of the Trans-European Transport Network TEN-T), has at its helm Zeno D’Agostino, also president of the Port Network Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea. Appointed in December 2020 by then Minister of Infrastructure and Transport Paola De Micheli, D’Agostino is about to hand over to his successor.
No name and no official statement have been collected yet in this regard. Still, it seems that D’Agostino has decided to dedicate himself almost exclusively to the port of Trieste and to the regional logistics system of Friuli Venezia Giulia, waiting for news and conspicuous investments already starting from the following months. For this reason, it seems that D’Agostino himself has asked the Minister of Sustainable Infrastructures and Mobility, Enrico Giovannini, to be replaced as president of RAM. Instead, D’Agostino remains at the vice-presidency of ESPO (European Sea Ports Organization).
For some months, D’Agostino was no longer head of the Steering committee created to support the Board of Directors of UIRNet, precisely on the Digital and National Logistics Platform Project.
To carry out the new task, RAM will immediately have available just over 750,000 euros until 2022, in addition to the possibility of hiring 19 people by way of derogation.