President Musolino calls shipping companies to fundraise in favour of Venice and its Lagoon hit by the exceptional high tide
Venice, November 15th 2019
A fundraising to support Venice and its lagoon, devastated by the exceptional high tide last Tuesday. This is what Pino Musolino, Chairman and CEO of the North Adriatic Sea Port Authority, has asked today with a letter to Presidents and CEOs of all the cruise companies calling the port of Venice.
“As public administration in charge of governing the most important economic sector of the whole area (the port of Venice hires more than 19.000 workers, 4.500 of which in the cruise sector) we want to support our people, telling them that they can rely on us, and that all together we will overcome this tragedy” Mr Musolino writes in his letter. Then he continues, “It would be a great and positive message from you (shipping companies ed.) and from the whole cruise industry to raise a fund to sustain the city and its people. It would represent a tangible sign of your understanding and of your closeness to the city, a sign that could build rapport between the Cruise industry and the community of Venice and Venetians”.
“This initiative is meant at supporting the Venetians; we want them to know and remember that the port and its workers are with them, we are all part of the same family and we share the same pain. As already in the past, this time too Venice and its people will demonstrate their strength; we will get back stronger than before, managing to find the right balance to safeguard our territory and its economy vis-a-vis the new challenges determined by the clearly observable climate change. We have a long history behind our shoulders, of which we are aware, that we have to combine with XXI century technologies to guarantee to Venice a long lasting life, not as an apen-air museum but as a site of economic development, innovation and high quality employment” Mr Musolino states as final comment.