|Port of Genoa
Porto di Genova
|Opened||ca. A.D. 1000|
|Operated by||Genoa Port Authority|
|Owned by||Genoa Port Authority|
|Type of harbor||Artificial|
|Size of harbor||500 ha (1,200 acres)|
|Land area||700 ha (1,700 acres)|
|Size||1,200 ha (3,000 acres)|
|Vessel arrivals||6,619 (2012)|
|Annual cargo tonnage||51,391,247 (2012)|
|Annual container volume||2,064,806 TEU (2012)|
|Annual revenue||€71.6 million (2012) |
|Main trades||coal, steel, oil, chemicals, food|
Autorità Portuale di Genova
The Port of Genoa is the major Italian seaport and it's in competition with the ports of Marseille and Barcelona to be the biggest of the Merranean Sea. With a trade volume of 51.6 million tonnes, it is the busiest port of Italy by cargo tonnage. The port was also used as a dismantling station and had been named as the port where the Costa Concordia was to be dismantled.
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 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.
The historical maritime station of Ponte dei Mille is today a technologically advanced cruise terminal, with facilities designed after the world's most modern airports, in order to ensure fast embarking and disembarking of latest generation ships carrying thousand passengers.
A third cruise terminal is currently under construction in the redesigned area of Ponte Parodi, once a quay used for grain traffic.
Besides the container and the passenger terminals, the shipyards and the other industrial and cargo facilities, in the port area there are also several marinas, where many sailboats and yachts are moored.
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