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Augusta

Augusta is a seaport in Eastern Sicily, Italy. It is included in the European Union’s TEN-T core transport network as a strategic port for its central position along the routes of international traffic. It is the largest natural port in the lower Mediterranean where within it there is an important industrial pole with an oil and commercial port, a military base and a port with two docks. It is managed by Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mare di Sicilia Orientale (AdSP – Eastern Sicilian Sea Port Authority).

A new railway between RFI main line and port of Augusta, Sicily

Augusta, Sicily, Italy (Ports Europe) January 11, 2024 – A railway connection will be built between the RFI main line and the port of Augusta. This was...

Ports of Augusta and Catania to start dock electrification projects

Catania, Sicily, Italy (Ports Europe) November 29, 2023 – Two large dock electrification projects for the ports of Augusta and Catania were awarded by...

€317 million tender for project work at ports of Augusta and Catania

Catania, Sicily, Italy (PortSEurope) October 26, 2023 – A €317 million tender for project work at the ports of Augusta and Catania has been published...

Port of Augusta handles wind turbine equipment

Augusta, Sicily, Italy (Ports Europe) May 9, 2023 – The Port of Augusta has received and handle 18 wind turbine blades have arrived in the port of...

AdSP del Mare di Sicilia Orientale approves 2022 budget

Catania, Sicily, Italy (Ports Europe) May 8, 2023 – On 27 April 2023, the Management Committee of the Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mare di Sicilia...

Three ports of Augusta, Catania and Pozzallo handled 34.9 mt of cargo in 2022

Augusta, Sicily, Italy (PortSEurope) December 26, 2022 – The three ports of Augusta, Catania and Pozzallo handled 34.9 million tons of cargo in 2022. The...

Tender issued for Port of Augusta work

Catania, Italy (PortSEurope) August 5, 2022 – The Port of Augusta has issued a tender for various works to improve the port. The contract will cover the...

Francesco Di Sarcina appointed new president of AdSP del Mare di Sicilia Orientale

Catania, Italy (PortSEurope) March 25, 2022 – Minister of Infrastructure and Sustainable Mobility, Enrico Giovannini, has appointed Francesco Di Sarcina...

Rome announces port authority appointments

Rome, Italy (PortSEurope) March 15, 2022 – The Minister of Infrastructure and Sustainable Mobility, Enrico Giovannini, has signed the decrees appointing...

Ponte Ferries to operate ferry concession at Port of Augusta

Valletta, Malta (Ports Europe) February 23, 2022 – The Port of Augusta in Sicily has issued a concession to operate a high-speed ferry service between...

Port of Augusta to receive loan from Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

Augusta, Sicily, Italy (Ports Europe) January 3, 2022 – Investment bank Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (Cdp) has granted a €53 million loan to Autorita’...

Sanmar deal will see first Tier III tugs in Italian ports

Sanmar Shipyards has signed a contract to deliver two cleaner and greener versions of its Bogacay series of tugs to Sicily-based operator Rimorchiatori Augusta...

New gas pipeline to Port of Gela in Sicily approved

Augusta, Sicily, Italy (PortSEurope) October 21, 2021 – The planning authority in Malta has approved a plan to build a natural gas pipeline between Malta...

Proposed fast catamaran service between Malta and the Sicilian port of Augusta delayed

Augusta, Sicily, Italy (Ports Europe) August 25, 2021 – A proposed fast catamaran service between Valletta in Malta and the Sicilian port of Augusta has...

Italy’s Port of Augusta seeks national fund financing for “last mile” rail connections

Augusta, Sicily, Italy (Ports Europe) May 12, 2021 – As part of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (Pnrr – Il Piano nazionale di ripresa e...

Alberto Chiovelli appointed commissioner of Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mare di Sicilia Orientale (Augusta)

Catania, Italy (PortSEurope) February 9, 2021 – The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure has appointed Alberto Chiovelli, 57, commissioner of...

Italy: Total port cargo 2018/2019 by AdSP and port

Rome, Italy (Ports Europe) April 25, 2020 – Assoporti has published total tonnage in ports in 2018/2019 by Autorità di Sistema Portuale (AdSP) with...

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