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Palermo is the capital of the Italian island of Sicily and a main access route to Sicily for passengers and goods. Thanks to its favourable geographical position Palermo represents a strategic landing place for navigation in the Mediterranean. The city it serves is the capital and the major economic centre of the island. The port is managed by Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mare di Sicilia Occidentale (AdSP – Western Sicilian Sea Port Authority), which also manages the smaller ports of Trapani, Terminal Imerese and Porto Empidocle. It is also home to the Fincantieri Palermo Shipyard.

Container Port Performance Index 2024 – Top Italian ports – Ranking

Vienna, Austria (Ports Europe) June 10, 2024 – The World Bank and S&P Global Market Intelligence have published the fourth edition of Container Port...

Mandatory use of Port Community System in Palermo

Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Ports Europe) May 31, 2024 – It’s obligatory for all companies operating in Italy’s Mediterranean port of Palermo to use the Port...

Port System of Western Sicily signs deal with Escola Europea

Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Ports Europe) April 4, 2024 – An agreement has been signed between the Port Authority of the Western Sicilian Sea and Escola...

Port of Palermo adopts digital water management

Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Ports Europe) February 15, 2024 – The Port of Palermo has adopted a real-time, digital water management control system to monitor...

Fincantieri Palermo shipyard to build new ferry

Palermo, Sicily, Italy (PortSEurope) October 19, 2023 – Fincantieri has signed a circa €120 million contract to build a Ropax Class A ferry for Regione...

Port of Palermo to inaugurate new pier

Palermo, Sicily, Italy (PortSEurope) September 27, 2023 – The trapezoidal pier in the port of Palermo will be inaugurated on Friday 13 October at 5.30 pm...

Port of Palermo joins Escola Europea Intermodal Transport

Civitavecchia, Italy (Ports Europe) April 21, 2023 – The Sicilian Port of Palermo has joined the Escola Europea Intermodal Transport organisation. The...

Port of Termini Imerese issues redevelopment tender

Palermo, Sicily, Italy (PortSEurope) March 31, 2023 – The Sicilian Port of Termini Imerese has issued redevelopment tender. The client, Autorita’ di...

€3.4 billion to modernise the Palermo-Catania railway line

Brussels, Belgium (PortSEurope) March 14, 2023 – As part of the InvestEU programme, a total of €3.4 billion will be available to modernise and upgrade...

Fincantieri launches amphibious vessel for Qatar in Palermo

Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Ports Europe) January 25, 2023 – Shipbuilder Fincantieri SpA has launched the “Al Fulk” amphibious vessel (LPD – Landing...

Palermo port signs development contract with the city

Palermo, Sicily, Italy (PortSEurope) November 14, 2022 – Palermo port has signed a development contract with the city to improve the balance between the...

Grimaldi launches new Ro-Pax service between Naples and Palermo

Naples, Italy (Ports Europe) October 14, 2022 – The Grimaldi Group launches a new Naples-Palermo service for the transport of passengers and freight....

Italy: Ranking – Top container ports – January-June 2022

Rome, Italy (Ports Europe) September 6, 2022 – Assoporti, the Italian port association, has reported cargo figures for the first half of 2022, including...

Fincantieri Palermo shipyard starts work on Qatar contract

The keel laying of the amphibious vessel (LPD – Landing Platform Dock) ordered to Fincantieri by the Qatari Ministry of Defence within the national naval...

Port of Palermo starts process for the development of the waterfront

Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Ports Europe) May 11, 2022 – Port of Palermo has started the process to award contracts for the development of the waterfront....

Port of Palermo inaugurates new cruise terminal

Palermo, Sicily, Italy (PortSEurope) May 4, 2022 – The Port of Palermo has inaugurated a new cruise terminal which is part of a wider development of the...

Ports of Gela and Licata joins the Port Authority of the Western Sicily

Palermo, Sicily, Italy (PortSEurope) April 8, 2022 – The Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport has signed an agreement for the ports...

Dry dock removed from Port of Palermo

Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Ports Europe) January 6, 2022 – A 19,000-ton dry dock has been removed from the Port of Palermo, an action that will free up...

Are Chinese companies interested in Italy’s Port of Palermo?

Palermo, Sicily, Italy (PortSEurope) December 22, 2021 – In the last month, various reports have suggested that China may be looking at the Sicilian port...

Work starts on developing Palermo port’s shipbuilding facilities

Palermo, Sicily, Italy (PortSEurope) December 16, 2021 – There has been a start on the construction of ​​the second lot of the shipbuilding district...

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