The Customs Free Port of Trieste was established back in 1719, reaffirmed by the Second World War peace treaty, reconfirmed by the European customs code and finally implemented in 1994 by the latest Italian law on ports. As much is extremely important, since this special status of customs free port therefore cannot be affected or be dependent by the Italian government, which cannot impose taxes or limit the transit of goods. It is a status recognized internationally, that can be modified exclusively depending on the requests of the countries that signed the peace treaty, also in terms of its geographical extension, that cannot be reduced but only increased or shifted. All that obviously gives a guarantee to foreign users and investors.
The benefits are numerous, among which the most interesting are:
- Unrestricted access and transit of goods
- Reduced port taxes and delayed customs duties
- Customs free zone
- Limitless storage and exports to overseas destinations
- On-site goods transformation
On this line, over the decades the port of Trieste has been developing a traffic of valued commodities, such as coffee, tea, non-ferrous metals as aluminum and copper, listed by the London Metal Exchange and London International Financial Futures Exchange.
To that purpose, the Samer Group owns and disposes of storage areas and warehouses to stock commodities/general cargoes/heavy lifts, distribution and logistics. According to its intended use, each area or warehouse is strategically located.
- 50,000 m2 open storages
- 200,000 m2 parking lots
- 45,000 m2 warehouses
- 18,000 m2 refrigerated warehouses
+ 4,100 semi-automated slots
- LME/LIFFE approved
- Bonded warehouses