Port Network Authority of the Ionian Sea – Port of Taranto
Mr Prete is the President of the Port Network Authority of the Ionian Sea (PNAIS).
Already President and Extraordinary Commissioner of the Taranto Port Authority (from 7.06.2011 to 12.07.201 and from 13.07.2015 to 07.11.2016) and of the PNAIS (from 10.11.2016 to 09.11.2020 and from 10.11.2020 to 13.01.2021). Since 2012, Extraordinary Commissioner of the Port of Taranto for the implementation of the infrastructural adaptation and expansion projects. From 2013 to 2015 Vice President of the Italian Ports Association (Assoporti). From 2014 to 2016 President of the Apulian Ports Association.
Contract Professor of Navigation Law and Port management at the University of Bari. Lecturer and speaker in masters, conferences and seminars, also at international level, in the field of port and maritime, transport and logistics Law. Author of three monographs and numerous legal articles and case notes published in the leading Italian and foreign maritime magazines. Member of the "Expert Committee" of the Shanghai International Shipping Institute having performed also research and teaching activities.
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