ALIS, Logistic Association of Sustainable Intermodality

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Who We Are

ALIS, Logistic Association of Sustainable Intermodality
ALIS carries a strong message to the whole transport’s world: the intermodality challenge goes through the important socio-economic benefits deriving from its own use.
ALIS seeks the reduction of the tax burden, hanging over companies and operators; promotes transport’s digitalization and a reduction in bureaucracy levels; proposes incentive measures for intermodality; supports an efficiency in terms of infrastructures and technological advances; cooperates with the members to recover a concrete and non-ideological perspective of the transports and logistics market.

Members companies
Workforce units
Annual maritime connections
Motorways of the Sea
Annual train connections
Train lines
Billions € of aggregate revenues

Our Mission

ALIS entrepreneurs decided to be active part of a unifying project aiming at reaching very important goals, representing the association missions:

Sustainable Development and emissions reduction

A Sustainable Development is the main target for ALIS. The Association has distinguished its establishment for a concrete and continuous commitment to reduce CO2 emissions.

ALIS Shipping members are supplying their fleets with the latest version of Ro-Ro hybrid ships and also:

  • Installing scrubbers to reduce sulphur and particulate emissions
  • Installing lithium batteries capable to recharge with photo-voltaic modules
  • Zero Emission in Port using the energy generated and stored while sailing
    RINA (Registro Italiano Navale) certifications.

ALIS promotes:

  • Intermodality through incentive measures (Marebonus and Ferrobonus)
  • measures for fleet vehicles replacement, into technologically advanced ones
  • Increasing use of alternative fuels, like LNG and Euro 6 standards.

ALIS is convicted that Italy can’t miss:

  • TEN-T rail projects devoted to the implementation of common technical standards
  • incentive measures for intermodality and Low frequency rolling noise emission
  • ERTMS, the European standard for the Automatic Train Protection


Since its establishment, ALIS has considered essential to enhance the Italian geographical position in the Mediterranean, strategic for Global logistics, and intensify theinternationalization of the sector through a legislative harmonization at EU level, a complete and organic digitalization, and an Italian industrial policy that aims at increasing the competitiveness of our companies in the international markets, promoting Made in Italy.

ALIS has accomplished numerous associative actions, also through ALIS EUROPE Department:

  • adhesion from leading operators in the sectors throughout Europe
  • Meeting organization and participation with topmost European Institutionsrepresentative
  • study and analysis of the main European regulatory dossiers
  • proposal of specific priority measures for the community agenda (e-CMR)
  • International trade fairs participation
  • Involvement and participation into the most important international public initiatives.

Relaunch of Southern Italy

The Association proposes a development model for the assignment of national resources and funds for infrastructural gap’s reduction, between southern and northern Italy, also by a requalification of the transport network through:

  • Implementation of “Motorways of the Sea” and intermodality.
  • Promoting the SEZ (Special Economic Zones), as a crucial opportunity in order to attract investors, fundamental for the southern region growth; is also necessary finding the right and virtuous territories (according with the companies) where establish the SEZ.
  • Simplification and increased communication about structural European fundspotential
  • infrastructure development, (high speed network for passengers/goods, safety in highways, bridges and viaducts)

Territorial continuity with main islands

Territorial continuity with major islands, Sardinia and Sicily, is a macro-objective for ALIS, to be followed by a free-market scheme in the maritime sector, throughout:

  • revision of the contribution system used, respecting competitiveness dynamics, in favour of the territories, island citizens, as the entire transport’s sector.

ALIS Cluster Operators have been crucial in the development of Insularity economic development, with a significant growth between 2019 and 2020.

De-bureaucratization, simplification and digitalisation

ALIS wants to offer an important contribute in terms of digitalization in sustainable mobility and supply chain, de-bureaucratization and simplification.

The digital transformation will bring significant benefits for transport and logistics in terms of efficiency, safety and competitiveness; is necessary a sector’s simplification and the training of new professional skills and roles.

In this contest of digitalization and de-bureaucratization ALIS requires:

  • Legislative rationalization and harmonization of the transport and logistics sector
  • eCMR adoption in Italy
  • Advanced Technological tools
  • Advanced and intelligent structures
  • simplification of revisions procedures for trucks at authorized private Garages art. 80 CdS

Professional training and Job growth

The Association promotes youth professional training and occupational growth thanks to collaborations with ITS, universities and research centers – through memorandum of understanding, facilitating and leading young workers into career opportunities with internships (over 200 so far) and contractual proposals with ALIS members.

This macro-objective can be pursued by:

  • Reducing Job costs and access costs, leading to logistics professions, responding to truck drivers shortage.
  • Reducing Fiscal pressure
  • Training and Hiring young workers
  • Improving professional skills, in order to offer new jobs opportunities to young qualified technicians.