Historic result reached in the year when SIOT-TAL has unloaded over a billion and a half tonnes of crude oil in the Port of Trieste and transported them to the refineries in Germany, Austria and Czech Republic.
Number one was “Daphnella”, the first oil tanker to berth at the SIOT Marine Terminal on 13 April 1967. 52 years later the name that is entered in the history of the company is “Rava”, on 9 August 2019 it is the oil tanker number 20.000 that has unloaded its crude oil inside the infrastructure that connects the Port of Trieste with the refineries in Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic.
“We are happy to celebrate the arrival of the 20 thousandth ship at our Marine Terminal – said president of SIOT-TAL Alessio Lilli – a historic step for our company but also for the economy of Trieste, Friuli Venezia Giulia region and Central Europe. 20thousand oil tankers with their cargo transported safely over these 52 years have made Trieste the leading port in Italy; produce an economic impact of millions of euros every year that creates new jobs; increase knowledge and skills that enhance the economic fabric of the territories crossed by our pipeline. What happened today is not a goal but a milestone, a starting point for the future, for the next 20thousand ships that we will welcome with maximum safety to the benefit of our economy and our region”.
It is an important year for SIOT, besides rounding the mark of the 20thousand tankers berthed, in 2019 one billion and a half tonnes have been unloaded. Indicators of a strategic sector with a positive economic impact on both local and international economies. The added value produced by SIOT activity will be analysed and assessed in a study on SIOT’s economic impact on the territory to be presented in the following months.
The “Rava” is a cutting-edge “crude oil tanker” flying the Croatian flag, ship-owner is Tankerska Plovidba, launched in 2017. It is 250 metres long and 44 large and has a crew of 25 people, lead by Captain Oliver Vitlov.
Rava joins Daphnella, that inaugurated operations back in 1967, and Framura, that on 9 October 1996 was the ten thousandth tanker to berth at the Marine Terminal, evidence of a long success story that is expected to continue and create an increasingly stronger connection between Trieste and the heart of Europe.