Thursday, 12 March 2020

Activity temporarily suspended at the Psa Genova Prà terminal

Today the port workers of the Psa Genova Prà container terminal have implemented a spontaneous protest that led to the blocking of the activity. The reason for the arrest are related to the failure to sanitize the operating vehicles and company premises. The RSU announced this, explaining in a note that "as soon as the sanitization is completed, the operations will resume regularly and in compliance with the rules imposed by the Ministry of Health". A long queue of trucks has formed outside the terminal waiting to load and unload containers.

The regular activity of the terminal could gradually resume in the next few hours as the sanitization interventions are completed. In the late afternoon, the Port System Authority of the Genoese port announced the following: “The meeting of the Hygiene and Safety Committee of the Genoa and Savona Ports is underway in the presence of the health authorities (Usmaf and ASL), Prefecture, Harbor master's office, operators, trade associations and unions. The sanitation of the Psa Prà terminal is currently underway, which should end tomorrow morning, allowing a partial return to operations. "

The port authority also added: “It is agreed on the need to update the guidelines in the light of the evolution of the emergency by including new practices such as the provision to operators of terminals and road hauliers of sanitization kits with gloves, masks and sanitizing gels that allow to continue working in conditions of greater safety. Given the need for periodic sanitization of large areas inside the terminals, a gradual planning is proposed that allows to operate in the sanitized areas from time to time. The guidelines, once shared and approved, will be extended to all terminals and operators ".

Trade unions would like an ordinance or the AdSP to sanitize all port or prefecture terminals if the port authority does not have this option.

In Marghera, meanwhile, the Psa Venice - Vecon terminal, a company which is also part of the Psa International group that manages the largest container terminal in the Port of Venice, will donate a series of equipment to Asl Suem 118 and to the local Emergency Department. of basic necessities, including stretchers and relative support frames. “In this emergency situation for our country and for our region, we believe that everyone must do their part. Psa Venice - Vecon has always been close to the territory in which it operates and more than ever in this circumstance wants to give its tangible contribution "said the new CEO Alessandro Becce. He then added: “We live in a difficult time but we must look to the future with confidence, teaming up with the institutions, supporting the difficult task of those who face the emergency firsthand: I am referring to the doctors, health workers and researchers involved in service to our community. Particular appreciation also goes to the great sense of responsibility shown by Vecon's direct and indirect staff who are working regularly, ensuring the full operation of the terminal while waiting for the situation to return to normal soon ".

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