Five and a half million fewer trucks on the roads, over 5 million tonnes of CO2 emissions avoided and efficiency gains worth €6.8 billion, of which over €5 billion in savings on consumer goods for families.
These are the results of maritime and railway intermodality, in 2022, in Italy, claimed by the assembly of Alis - Logistics association of sustainable intermodality.
"We are the only choice of sustainable transport available today", says the president of Alis, Guido Grimaldi, given that electric vehicles are not yet able to cover long distances and that alternative technologies such as LNG have very high costs.
He therefore calls for a tax exemption, the rapid implementation of Pnrr investments and incentives to make the sector more attractive.
Starting with the Marebonus, which must be raised - Grimaldi's request - from 20 million to 100 million a year.
The measure, according to a study by Enea cited at the Alis assembly, has proven to be ten times more effective than the building superbonus, leading to the same energy savings (about 191,000 tonnes of oil equivalent in 2019) with costs equal to a tenth for the State.
Another central point, for the association, is to avoid the new taxes on the sector envisaged by the European Fit for 55 package, with the application to shipping companies of the ETS, the emissions trading system.
Alis asks to exempt the Autostrade del Mare lines and those of island cabotage.
The measure would in fact have a "paradoxical" effect, according to the association: the return of "millions of trucks on Italian and European motorways" and a 70% leap in CO2 emissions.
This appeal is accepted by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Infrastructures and Transport, Matteo Salvini, who promises commitment against the "suicidal economic choices" of Brussels such as this "tax on pollution which would lead to more pollution".
Salvini also proposes to "break down the wall of the no lords" to public works, starting with the bridge over the Strait of Messina for which he hopes that excavations will start within two years.
The minister for civil protection and the sea, Nello Musumeci, also intervenes on the importance of the bridge, saying that "it is not a whim for the Sicilians" but a necessary infrastructure to allow the South to play its role as a logistics platform in the Mediterranean .
The sea, underlines the Vice-President of the Senate, Maurizio Gasparri, has been included by the government among the programmatic priorities and "it's not just tourism, it's transport, logistics, ports, motorways of the sea which are an extraordinary alternative for Italy".
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