LOGISTIC CENTERS – INTERPORTI
The logistic centers are the most important functional structures that make feasible an effective integration of organizational and operational multimodal transport. Expanded and nowadays considered the advantages of co-modality iron, water, rubber.
The river-maritime navigation for the transport of goods, can make possible:
- a reduced energy consumption,
- a low environmental impact,
- a large load capacity,
- a significant reduction of costs compared to road or rail,
- the ability to deliver goods without load changes, obtaining further savings of money in the whole process of transfer of goods.
The growing success of integrated logistics and the potential of multimodal transport emphasize the fundamental role assumed by river maritime ports as well as links in the intermodal chain as both logistics centers can offer services and added value.The ability to make goods and information circulate in the most economical and fast ways is a requirement made stronger by the raising areas of trade, as a result of the increasing internationalization of markets and the globalization of demand. In parallel, the offer had to adapt to these changes by the demand side, turning from a “stage” to “integrated system”. Logistics has become fondamental, crucial and allowed this evolution.
This is the reason because companies delegate to specialized centers the management of activities related to the physical flows of goods to free resources as well as invest in their core business. In this sense, the ‘Interporto of Rovigo has a strategic importance not only in the territory in which it is perfectly placed for the Italian and even the international trade. The inland port of Rovigo is an effective and efficient solution for a real integration of the organizational and operational multimodal transport.