A.L.I.S. – Association of logistics and sustainable intermodality was founded in Rome on October 17th, 2016 with the intention of promoting the intermodal trasport in Italy and making italian transport companies aware of its benefits. Founding members are important realities of transport and logistic sector. Among these are counted shipping companies, road haulage and brokerage companies.
Guido Grimaldi has been elected President of the Association.
Only few months later its foundation, ALIS has its presence spread all over the Italian territory, counting more than 1220 associated companies and over 200 regional infopoints. It represents 93.000 road vehicles, with over 2.700 weekly maritime connections to the islands and 100 Motorways of the sea’s lines. And, most important, ALIS represents more than 140.000 labor force units.
ALIS’ success is connected to the necessity for representativeness of the whole transport sector. A.L.I.S., unlike other category associations, arises itself as a concrete presence and Italian Governament’s privileged spokesman. The aim is to assert and enforce the enterpreuners’ real needs instead of the associationism’s ones.
Therefore, A.L.I.S. is a new category association. The only one that creates synergies between all the stakeholders of the transport sector.
A.L.I.S. has four main objectives which intends to bring to the Governament tables:
Internazionalisation of the transport sector
Improving Italy’s competitiveness towards international competitors on new markets is critical. In that regard, haulage, maritime and rail companies, as well as all the intermodal system traders, claims the possibility to operate at an international level throught the enforcement of the intermodal european corridors affecting Italy.
Territorial continuity with Sicily and Sardegna
Guarantee a real terrirorial continuity with Sicily and Sardegna (Sardinia), using modern and up-to-date fleets without State contributions, is a priority for all the transport sector and, consequently, the whole country. At the current time, ALIS’ associates guarantee over 2.700 weekly maritime connections to the islands, which means over 500.000 connections every year.
Rebirth of the South Italy
Another ALIS’s priority is to reduce the existing gap between the North and the South of Italy from the logistic, economics and infrastructural point of view. In fact, the rebirth of the South will facilitate both North and South Italy’s companies which – due to the infrastructure development and the efficiency of intermodal and sustainable logistic – will have the chance to expand their reference markets.
The European Union has given the precise directive to reduce the environmental impact caused by haulage transport and to control the CO2 emissions. Based on this instance, ALIS was founded to represent and promote intermodality: the combination between different modes of transport (haulage transport, maritime and rail connections) allows a 40% to 60% of estimated CO2 emissions reduction, compared to an all-road trasportation. Those companies which have chosen to associate to ALIS show themself sensitive to environmental issues. In fact, many of them have already obtained certifications from R.I.N.A. (international certification authority) for using vehicles designed for the purpose of minimizing the evironmental impact.
ALIS’ Constituent Assembly took place in Rome at Sala S. Andrea degli Scozzesi in Via delle Quattro Fontane. The elite of italian logistic sector was present at the event.
The Statute has been approved on september 29th, 2017.