CPL Today

Compagnia Portuale di Livorno

Today, the cooperative is composed of 247 members, with 145 in CPL, 84 in CILP, and 18 in other companies within the Group.


The Mission of CPL

The mission of Compagnia Portuale di Livorno focuses on providing quality services to its customers. This is achieved through the professionalism of its workers and a solid organizational structure. Such commitment aims to promote economic growth in the area and increase employment, a cornerstone principle of the cooperative.

The cooperative company has embarked on a transformation journey, integrating the experience of cooperation with that of a holding company through its participation in other companies. Today, CPL holds shares in various port terminals and in economic activities extending beyond port operations, such s in the green economy sector.

rganizational Development and Training

Over the years, Compagnia Portuale di Livorno has demonstrated its ability to adapt to changes and new demands in the transport sector. Simultaneously, it has recognized the importance of developing human resources and has invested in training highly qualified professionals to meet the challenges of the present, the market, and the territory.

The training sector of Compagnia Portuale di Livorno was formalized in 1994, a transformative year also from a regulatory perspective with the introduction of Law 84/94 and Decree 626/94, later Legislative Decree 81/08 (health and safety).

In the early years, corporate training focused mainly on hygiene and safety, as well as on developing skills in English, IT, administration, and technical-specialist areas (such as drivers and operators).

Since 2000, training has taken on an increasingly strategic role, enabling the initiation of reorganization and development projects in collaboration with specialized companies and the Tuscany Region. Great importance has been given to technical and IT aspects.

Significant training programs have been invested in and implemented, often in close collaboration with the Port System Authority and clients who have provided qualified instructors in the sector.


The Palazzo del Portuale: A Center of Cultural and Social Activities

The assets in which Compagnia Portuale di Livorno holds ownership or participation are substantial, allowing it to have a rooted presence in the port and the territory.

The headquarters of the company, in addition to housing administrative and executive offices, is a center of cultural and social activities in the city. A multimedia room for meetings and conferences has been created within it. This room is a destination for important conferences organized by both public and private entities on various disciplines.

Within the Palazzo, there is also the Cinema-Teatro 4 Mori, the largest in the city.

Some significant spaces have been made available to qualified entities such as SVS (Voluntary Rescue Society), banks like BPER, GENTE di MARE (a company specializing in maritime training), the port Avis headquarters, and also the provincial headquarters of a union.

"The Port of Women"

Nowadays, within the port community of Livorno, many women are employed in various roles.Currently, Compagnia Portuale di Livorno employs 32 women; 9 in administrative roles and 23 in operational roles.The first three hires of women date back to 1982, and over the decades, an increasing number of women have been drawn to the port sector. In 2023, the project “Il Porto delle Donne” was launched, a project realized and promoted by the Municipality of Livorno in collaboration with the international scientific association RETE, the University of Pisa, and the CNR-Iriss of Naples. The main goals of the project are to promote awareness of the work done by women in the port and maritime sectors to a broad audience, and to foster a constructive debate among stakeholders in the sector with the aim of increasing and improving the presence of women in ports and the maritime sector. The creator of the project, the councilor for the port of Livorno and integration between city and port, Barbara Bonciani, states that this project was born with the intention of portraying port and maritime work as an opportunity for women and future generations. Numerous meetings were held, thanks in part to the beautiful photographic exhibition created by Ms. Elena Cappanera, which garnered local, national, and European attention. In fact, following interest expressed by the Mayor European of Ports (ETF) and the association Feport, an invitation was also received from the PortCityfuture Centre in Rotterdam. The exhibition also made its way to Rome, invited to the Chamber of Deputies on the initiative of Honorable Laura Boldrini, where it was displayed for 5 days. We are convinced that the competitiveness of ports, like that of the maritime sector, depends on the ability to attract talent, regardless of gender. In a port city like Livorno, where the port and its related industries are the most important industries, and where there are educational institutions, as well as the University of Pisa teaching subjects related to navigation, logistics, and port operations to train future workers, we believe it is important to promote reflection on the presence of women in the port and maritime sectors. It is worth noting that women employed in port enterprises in Italy make up 8% of the total workforce, while in maritime work, women on board ships account for just 2% of the workforce worldwide.We hope that in the future there can be a significant shift towards employing more women in these sectors, in the interest of our communities: local, regional, and national.”—Councilor Barbara Bonciani