ROME: August 13, 2019. The Helsinki Port System and the Southern Finland Port of Hanko (pictured) have joined the Logistic Association of Sustainable Intermodality (ALIS).
Begun in 2016, ALIS promotes intermodal European transport via 1,430 member companies operating 106,000 vehicles producing €22.5 billion a year in revenue.
“Our associates [have developed] important business in the Baltic area by investing enormous resources in the sustainability of freight and passenger transport systems,” explained Grimaldi Group director and ALIS chairman Guido Grimaldi.
“Therefore, cooperation with the Port of Helsinki, the Port of Hanko and the entire Finnish intermodal system was a duty. For this reason we presented the objectives of our association to the CEO of the Port of Helsinki, Ville Haapasaari, and the CEO of the Port of Hanko, Anders Ahlvik.
“I believe that the growth and internationalization of our companies must be encouraged with great determination and, to do so, we must take courageous and strategic steps,” said Grimaldi.
ALIS has four main goals: the internationalisation of transport and logistics companies, the territorial continuity and uniformity of the European market, the development of less advantaged regions and the reduction of CO2 emissions.
“I am very proud of the growth of ALIS and its network. And I’m even more pleased that our daily commitment produces benefits not only in Italy but also in the rest of Europe,” he added.