I am particularly excited to play a central part in the Institutes next research program into Port Centric Commerce. I am a strong advocate for broadening the worldview of ports amongst global government and business to one that includes commerce. PINO MUSOLINO
SHANGHAI / VENICE (PRWEB) May 14, 2018
The Global Institute of Logistics (GIL) will formally announce on Wednesday at the Transport & Logistics Fair in Shanghai the appointment of the President of the North Adriatic Sea Port Authority Pino Musolino as Chairman of its European chapter.
GIL established in New York in 2004 is the preeminent ‘Think Tank’ globally in the area of global maritime logistics. Since its foundation in 2004 GIL has developed a network of 9000 logisticians across the world, who share the Institute’s vision for joined-up thinking amongst the myriad of actors in the global maritime logistics chain. The Institute is organized into three chapters, Europe, North America & China, Mr. Musolino will Chair the European chapter.
The appointment of Mr. Musolino coincides with the beginning of the Institute’s next research program on ‘Port Centric Commerce’ which will build on the previous work of the Institute. The program has as its objective, to research the direct connection between port-centric commerce and port trade. The module builds on the Institute’s research into the evolving role of the Port Authority from its traditional role of operator/landlord to economic strategist, which it began working on in 2008.
Eurasia trade (which is expected to generate 8 trillion dollars in infrastructure investment over the next 20 years) will provide the geographical background for the research. The Chinese Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) today's equivalent of the Silk Route will also feature prominently in the research as the Institute examines the implications for port-centric commerce along the maritime silk route which is being resurrected by the initiative.
Due to its historical links with the development of the original Eurasia trade links and Silk Route the Institute has identified the Port of Venice, (North Adriatic Sea Port Authority) as its research partner for its work on Port Centric Commerce. The Port is regarded as the spiritual home of Port Centric Commerce. It was at Venice that the demand for intercontinental shipping was first developed, indeed the 21st-century maritime link between Asia and Europe is only a variation of the ancient Silk Road. The only difference between the “maritime” Silk Road used by Marco Polo and that one currently used by the “Phoenician Express,” direct container, project cargo, and OOG service operated by the Ocean Alliance between Shanghai and Venice, is the modern availability of the Suez Canal.
Mr. Musolino told the assembled media of his feeling of pride in being the first Italian port president to assume the Chairmanship. He told journalists,
‘It is my distinct honor to have been invited to Chair the European chapter of the Global Institute of Logistics. I believe the appointment gives the Port of Venice and me the opportunity to share, learn and benchmark our experience with the global family of port authorities and other logistics stakeholders associated with the Institute.
I am particularly excited to play a central part in the Institutes next research program into Port Centric Commerce which builds on its work in informing port authorities on their role as economic strategists. I am a strong advocate for broadening the worldview of ports amongst global government and business to one that includes commerce.”
Speaking at the announcement, Mr. Ring said, “We are delighted to welcome Pino Musolino as our new European Chairperson. We believe that his appointment will further the Institute's work in Europe and in particular help us enormously in researching and understanding the growing efforts by Southern European Ports in rebalancing cargo flow north to south across the continent.
We are looking forward to aligning President Musolino’s vision for the future of the Port of Venice with the Institute's research into a renaissance in European ports whereby the original spirit of their development, commerce is reimagined.
Anecdotal evidence suggests that the evolution of Ports over the last number of years has seen the decoupling of commerce and port which has led to a hierarchy whereby when we speak about ports we are obsessed with ship calls their sizes and their loads.
We need to change the conversation back to its genesis, back to the days when ports were first places of commerce, where merchants met to buy and to sell and to the set-in motion the need for shipping, cargo handling, distribution, and logistics.
Today more than ever with the advent of the Belt & Road Initiative and the increasing trade between China and Europe we need as a global port and logistics community to develop better and more comprehensive strategies to accommodate the needs of our Chinese partners.
I don’t think that there is any other port on the planet that is better qualified to moderate this process than the Port of Venice led by President Musolino. Venice and China are quite literally two ends of the same silk road, while the rest of Europe struggles to find ways to interpret, understand and accommodate the needs of China, Venice looks to its history and confidently say that achieving parity of esteem between both continents has happened before and will happen again."
Preliminary findings from the research on Port Centric Commerce will be published later in 2018.
About Pino Musolino The President of the North Adriatic Sea Port Authority
Pino Musolino, President of the North Adriatic Sea Port Authority, was born in Venice in 1978. He graduated in 2006 in Law at the University of Bologna and in 2010 he achieved the master's degree in "International Commercial and Maritime Law" at the University of Wales, Swansea.
Up to March 2017, he worked as Corporate Insurance Risk Manager for the Middle East area at Hapag Lloyd with the tasks of management, development, coordination, and control of claims and P&I complaints.
From 2012 to 2016 he worked as Senior Claims Manager and Average Adjuster at Atlantis International Services NV in Antwerp taking care of, among other things, legal advice on international transport focusing on its maritime side, and management and coordination of complaints on behalf of the principal Belgian and global maritime insurers.
In the 2011-2012 period, he worked as Sales and Contracts Manager at Mechel Service Belgium BVBA in Antwerp, a leading multinational company in the production and sale of raw materials. Here he dealt with the development and expansion of the Spanish, Portuguese and Scandinavian markets. He was also responsible for planning and supervising sales, organizing the logistic chain and providing a full customer-oriented service.
In 2010-2011 he worked as an assistant to the General Manager of the Venice Provincial Administration while simultaneously coordinating the legal and administrative aspects of the Internal Auditing and Organizational Development Office. Here he also served as a paralegal at the Legal Office from 2007 to 2009.
From 2014 he is a member of BVZ - Belgische Vereniging voor Zeerecht and of the Association of Average Adjuster - United Kingdom.
About the North Adriatic Sea Port Authority
North Adriatic Sea Port Authority guides, plans, coordinates, promotes and monitors port operations. It aims to build a "Model Port" that respects the environment, is safe, open and ethical.
What does the North Adriatic Sea Port Authority do?
North Adriatic Sea Port Authority is a public body. Its task is to guide, plan, coordinate, promote and monitor port operations. It is also in charge of maintaining common areas and the seabed, overseeing the supply of services of general interest, managing the State Maritime Property and planning the development of the port.
To ensure and enhance traffic in the Port of Venice, North Adriatic Sea Port Authority conducts research on the international economic outlook, the port's current and potential hub and the state of its infrastructure. Its actions are coordinated and fully in tune with the guidelines and planning tools of other public institutions, the European Union, and Local Bodies.
The "Model Port"
The port of the future envisaged by VPA will expand its activities to all the land it controls directly, to enjoy the added value of advanced logistics services. To increase the efficiency of port services, VPA encourages ship access and port operations 24/7 and is currently enhancing its rail, internal waterway and road connections.
VPA is also committed to ensuring the sustainable development of the port while safeguarding the local environment (Green Port), improving security and safety (Safe Port), disseminating information on how the port benefits the local territory (Open Port Initiative) and contributing to social wellbeing (Ethical Port).
About Global Institute of Logistics
The Global Institute of Logistics (GIL) was founded by Kieran Ring in 2003 under the Chairman of renowned US logistician and author Robert V. Delaney in response to the global logistics industry’s call for “joined up thinking” amongst stakeholders in the global supply chain.
Since being established in 2003, the Institute has developed a community of over 9000 logisticians who act a global knowledge network committed to supporting the Institute's mission of contributing to the resolution of legacy challenges in global logistics.
The Institute membership base which comprises global shippers, 3PLs, carriers, port authorities and terminal operators collaborate closely, share knowledge and in so doing improve the global supply chain. Members co-operate closely and consistently in leveraging best industry practices to add real value to the supply chain management process.