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Palermo

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.

Port of Trapani set to open new cruise terminal

Palermo, Sicily, Italy (PortSEurope) December 6, 2021 – This Friday, the Port of Trapani plans to inaugurate its new Passenger Cruise Terminal of the...

Italy to identify three pilot projects for mobility

The Minister for Technological Innovation and Digital Transition and the Minister for Sustainable Infrastructures and Mobility are involved in the...

Fincantieri’s Palermo shipyard to build naval ship for Qatar

Palermo, Sicily, Italy (PortSEurope) October 11, 2021 – The Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri SpA has reported that a vessel commissioned by the Qatar...

Port of Gela joins AdSP del Mare di Sicilia Occidentale (Palermo) and looks towards energy developments

Augusta, Sicily, Italy (Ports Europe) September 8, 2021 – The Ministry of Infrastructures and Sustainable Mobility has ruled that the Sicilian Port of...

Port of Palermo sees near +5% rise in first half cargo traffic

Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Ports Europe) August 12, 2021 – In the first half of 2021 the port of Palermo handled 3.64 million tons of goods, an increase of...

MSC Cruises and Costa Crociere form new company to operate Sicilian passenger terminals

Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Ports Europe) August 2, 2021 – MSC Cruises and Costa Cruises have set bup a 50/50 jint venture to manage passenger terminals at...

Port of Palermo welcomes first extra large cruise ship

Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Ports Europe) June 21, 2021 – The Sammuzzo pier in Palermo port has welcomed Costa Deliziosa cruise ship, the first such vessel...

The Grimaldi group will operate the Naples-Cagliari-Palermo Ro-Pax line

The Grimaldi Group boosts its transport links to and from Italy’s largest islands and finally sails “home”. In fact, yesterday evening the Neapolitan...

Vulcano Shipyard wins auction for floating docks in Port of Palermo

Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Ports Europe) May 17, 2021 – The local Vulcano Shipyard srl has won the auction for the purchase of the two floating docks,...

Trade unions discuss Palermo port issues with AdSP manager

Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Ports Europe) May 10, 2021 – Am eeting between trade union organizations and the president of Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del...

Italy’s Minister Giovannini renews top management of the port authorities and defines the strategic objectives

The Minister of Sustainable Infrastructures and Mobility, Enrico Giovannini has started the completion of the procedures for the renewal of the presidents of...

Total cargo handled by Italian ports – 2019/2020

Rome, Italy (Ports Europe) February 22, 2021 – The Italian port association, Assoporti, has published the total cargo figures for 2019/2020 for the...

Against the trend – Palermo port reports increased cargo traffic in 2020

Palermo, Sicily, Italy (PortSEurope) February 11, 2021 – In contrast to the most ports globally, the West Sicilian port of Palermo saw cargo traffic in...

Management changes at the top of Italy’s port system

Rome, Italy (PortSEurope) February 4, 2021 – There have been various changes at the top of Italy’s network of state-owned Autorita’ di Sistema...

Genoa, Livorno, Palermo ports to see investment

Rome, Italy (PortSEurope) January 25, 2021 – The Italian government has issued a DPCM and appointed extraordinary commissioners to accelerate the...

Grimaldi to start Palermo-Cagliari Ro-Pax service

Naples, Italy (PortSEurope) January 8, 2021 – The Grimaldi Group will add Palermo to its service which currently serves the three-times-a-week...

Fincantieri signs for a concession to develop shipbuilding in Palermo port

Palermo, Sicily, Italy (PortSEurope) December 15, 2020 – The Trieste-based shipbuiding group Fincantieri SpA has signed an agreement with Autorita’ di...

Stefano Corsini speaks at Vaccine Transport Commission

Rome, Italy (PortSEurope) December 4, 2020 – Stefano Corsini, President Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mar Tirreno Settentrionale (AdSP –...

EU agrees to maritime territorial continuity proposal from Rome

Rome, Italy (PortSEurope) December 1, 2020 – After a long dialogue with the EU, the European Commission has agreed a path proposed by the Ministry of...

Government announces investment in Palermo port

Palermo, Sicily, Italy (PortSEurope) November 4, 2020 – The Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport (MIT) has announced that almost €54 million to...

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