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Europa Platform: a new deadline for the submission of applications

The 31st of May. It’s the new deadline for submission of applications to partecipate to the project financing for design, construction and operation of new deepwater container terminal at the port.


The new deadline announced today will be published on the Italian Official Journal within the next days and it give potential bidders more time to digest the enourmus financial effort: Europa Platform is expected to cost infact €800m ($870m), with the private operators providing more than €300m.


The concession for the 2m teu container terminal is for 60 years and would require the the winner of the concession to invest in a 1,000 m quay, container stack yard, container handling equipment, buildings and workshops, internal roads, IT systems and connecting roads.


For this reason, many interested bidders expressed concern on the timing of the previous deadline, already scheduled for 15th december, asking for a 4 ½ -month extension in order to further investigate the port’s financial data.