Port of Genoa

The Port of Genoa is a major Italian seaport on the Mediterranean Sea. With a trade volume of 51.6 million tonnes, it is the busiest port of Italy by cargo tonnage. The port is also used as a dismantling station and has been named as the port where the Costa Concordia is to be dismantled.

Structural characteristics

The Port of Genoa covers an area of about 700 hectares of land and 500 hectares on water, stretching for over 22 kilometres along the coastline, with 47 km of maritime ways and 30 km of operative quays.

There are 4 main entrances:

  • the Eastern inlet, affording access to the old port, to the shipyards, and to the terminals of Sampierdarena
  • the Western (Cornigliano) inlet, used mostly by ships operating at the ILVA quays
  • the Multedo entrance, for ships operating in the oil terminals and to the Fincantieri shipyards
  • the Pra' entrance, at the western end of the port, for ships operating at the container terminal
  • Passenger Terminals

    The quays of the passenger terminals extend over an area of 250 thousand square metres, with 5 equipped berths for cruise vessels and 13 for ferries, for an annual capacity of 4 million ferry passengers, 1.5 million cars and 250,000 trucks.

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    CMA CGM launches PIACENZA RAIL SHUTTLE, a new train service connecting the Port of Genoa with the Piacenza logistics hub

    Public Technologies 06 Feb 2020
    The CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, is pleased to announce the introduction on February 8th, 2020, of PIACENZA RAIL SHUTTLE, a new rail service connecting the Port of Genoa with the Piacenza logistics hub, operated in cooperation with GTS, one of the leading intermodal rail operators in Italy....
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    Costa Cruises Signs Up to the "Genoa Blue Agreement" for the Ports of Genoa and Savona

    Public Technologies 12 Jul 2019
    By signing up to the new rules, which require marine gasoil with a sulfur content not exceeding 0.10% by mass to be used before entering the ports of Savona and Genoa, Costa Cruises is confirming a commitment it made voluntarily some years ago on its ships ... Since the end of March, ......
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    Cosulich and Novella team up for new LNG terminal in the port of Genoa

    Splash24/7 16 Oct 2018
    Genoa-based Cosulich and Novella groups are working together with the aim to provide LNG to the port of Genoa in the near future, sources familiar with the matter revealed to Splash ... port of Genoa, one of the few ports in Italy with no projects ongoing for a dedicated facility....
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