Fincantieri suspends production activities at Monfalcone shipyard

By ,   June 30, 2015 ,   Cruise Industry

Fincantieri announced that, as of today (June 30), pursuant to an order issued by Criminal Court of Gorizia, Carabinieri Unit for Protection of Environment - Udine Environmental Operations Task Force had provided preventive seizure of some areas of Fincantieri's Monfalcone shipyard, strategic for proper running of the production process, concerning sorting processing residues.

The seizure request is part of an investigation that was initiated in May 2013, rejected by Preliminary Investigating Judge at Court of Gorizia, as well as by the latter Court on appeal. The acceptance of the subsequent appeal to Supreme Court filed by Public Prosecutor at the Court of Gorizia. This time the precautionary measure was ordered.

Not obtaining the revocation of the measure, considered as extremely burdensome because of the damage its continuing effects might cause, Fincantieri was forced, in accordance with the decision of the Court, to suspend the activities for all the workers in the production cycle of Monfalcone shipyard.

Fincantieri is one of the largest shipbuilding groups in the world and number one by presence in all high value-added market sectors. The company has built more than 7,000 ships in over 230 years maritime history. Fincantieri is headquartered in Trieste, Italy and has nearly 21,900 employees.