Italy government sides with Costa

The Italian government has sided with cruise ship owner Costa Crociere and selected its home base of Genoa as the port where the crippled Costa Concordia ship will be dismantled for scrap.

The Tuscan port of Piombino had hoped to win the contract, given the jobs that would be created. But Costa, the consortium handling the project and several ministries said Genoa’s port was better suited. Premier Matteo Renzi said Monday the government agreed.

The Canadian Press June 30, 2014 3:49pm Italy government sides with Costa, picks its home port Genoa to dismantle crippled ConcordiaGlobal Post