Pino Musolino, President of the North Adriatic Sea Port Authority, was born in Venice in 1978. He graduated in Law at the University of Bologna and completed an LLM in "International Commercial and Maritime Law" at the University of Wales, Swansea.

Professional experience

Since 2017 he is President of the Venice Newport Container&Logistics SPA Management Board. Venice Newport Container&Logistics is a company fully owned by NAS Port Authority and it manages the investments linked to the development of the movable and immovable proprieties of the Port.

From 2017 to 2018 he has been President of the APV Investimenti SPA Management Board. APV Investimenti is a company fully owned by NAS Port Authority that develops digital solutions and manages the ICT and the property assets of the holding.

From 2016 to 2017 he worked as Corporate Insurance Risk Manager for the Middle East area at Hapag-Lloyd, based in Singapore, with the tasks of managing, coordinating and controlling all cargo and P&I claims, and coordinating the loss prevention management of the area.

From 2012 to 2016 he worked as Senior Claims Manager and Average Adjuster at Atlantis International Services NV, in Antwerp, in charge of providing legal advices and counsel on international transport claims, with a particular emphasis on cargo claims, P&I claims, H&M claims and GA and Salvage casualties.

Between 2011 and 2012 he worked as Sales and Contracts Manager at Mechel Service Belgium BVBA in Antwerp, a multinational leading in the production and sale of steel and ore materials. Here he dealt with the development and expansion of the Spanish, Portuguese and Scandinavian markets. He was also responsible for planning and supervising sales, organizing the logistic chain and providing a full customer-oriented service.

High Education and Academic work 

Since 2019 he is a Maritime Law Expert at the Law Dept. Of the University of Bologna.

In 2019 he received the Global Diplomacy Certificate at the London SOAS University.

In 2018 he received the Contemporary Chinese International Politics Certificate at the St. Antony’s College - Oxford University.

He lectures on maritime and port law, logistics, geopolitics and macroeconomics of transport with a focus on BRI (New Silk Road) at Ca’Foscari University of Venice, IUAV University of Venice, University of Bologna, University of Trieste and Milan Politecnico.

From April 2018 he is an affiliated member of the Erasmus China Business Centre of the Rotterdam School of Management - Erasmus University.

Initiatives as NAS Port President

Since December 2019 he is the President of turn of NAPA (North Adriatic Sea Ports Association).

In October 2019 he launched the “Cruise 2030”, a think-tank involving the major european cruise ports that gathers to develop new sustainability strategies for the cruise industry. 

Since May 2018 he is the Chairman of the European Chapter of the Global Institute of Logistics, a think-tank of logisticians and professionals who act as a global knowledge network committed to supporting the Institute's mission of contributing to the resolution of legacy challenges in global logistics

Since 2018 he is Vice President of MEDports, the Mediterranean Ports Association.

Other activities and international memberships

Since 2018 he is a Member of the AIDIM, the Italian Association of Maritime Law.

From 2017 to 2019 he has been member of the Management Board of the International Transport Forum - OECD.

Since 2017 he is a board member of AIVP (Worldwide Network of Port Cities), the only international organisation that, for 30 years, has been bringing together all the public and private development stakeholders in port cities.

Since 2015 he is an Associate Member of the  Association of Average Adjusters - United Kingdom

Since 2014 he is a member of BVZ - Belgische Vereniging voor Zeerecht.


Pino Musolino, president of the North Adriatic Sea Port Authority
Pino Musolino, president of the North Adriatic Sea Port Authority