Sea Modal Shift programme kicks off

125 million euros for Marebonus

by Port News Editorial Staff

Sea Modal Shift is the new incentive programme for shipping companies, It is designed to reduce road traffic by integrating short-to-medium distance maritime transportation in the intermodal chain.

This  incentive continues the previous financial support programme better known as Marebonus. The funds available amount to 39 million euros  for  2022 and 21.5 million euros a year  from 2023 to 2026. They are set out in the interministerial decree signed by the Minister of Infrastructure & Transport Matteo Salvini and the Minister of Economy & Finance Giancarlo Giorgetti.

The aim is to decongest the road network and reduce the impact of road haulage by increasing the use of Ro-Ro and Ro-Pax shipping services arriving in or departing from Italian ports to ports located in Italy or in the Member States of the European Union or the European Economic Area. By supporting the demand for maritime services, this contribution intends to develop this type of transport both in terms of quality and quantity.

Upon request, individual beneficiaries are to be granted a maximum contribution of 30 euro cents per vehicle for each kilometre of road distance avoided, upon presentation of final accounts statement.

Translation by Giles Foster

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