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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.

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...

Tender issued for dredging of Termini Imerese port

Palermo, Sicily, Italy (PortSEurope) October 7, 2020 – Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mare di Sicilia Occidentale (AdSP – Western Sicilian Sea...

Grimaldi adds capacity to Livorno and Palermo ports connection

Naples, Italy (PortSEurope) September 21, 2020 – Grimaldi Group is to increasing freight and passenger connections between central...

MSC Cruises returns to service in the Mediterranean offering full-experience cruising this summer

MSC Cruises announced today that flagship MSC Grandiosa and MSC Magnifica will resume operations in the Mediterranean starting from 16 and 29 August 2020...

Fincantieri confirms work in Palermo port until 2022

Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Ports Europe) May 27, 2020 – The Fincantieri SpA shipbuilding facility in Palermo has a guaranteed workload until 2022, the...

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...

Italy: Total port traffic handled in 2019; by AdSP and port

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

Italian government proposes investment in transport in the south

Rome, Italy (Ports Europe) March 25, 2020 – The Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport has published in the Official Journal details of an allocation...

Italy stops passenger ships: no more cruises

Coronavirus. Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport stops passenger ships: no more cruises. Decree signed by Minister De Micheli, with the Minister of...

MSC Cruises and Costa Crociere to manage cruise terminals in Western Sicily

Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Ports Europe) November 25, 2019 – An agreement has been reached between Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mare di Sicilia...

Rina certifies the Fincantieri plant in Palermo port

Palermo, Sicily, Italy (PortSEurope) September 27, 2019 – The Fincantieri SpA plant in Palermo has awarded by RINA the OHSAS 18001 and UNI EN ISO 14001...

Fincantieri Palermo shipyard starts work on Windstar Cruises

Palermo, Sicily, Italy (PortSEurope) September 6, 2019 – The Palermo shipyard of Fincantieri SpA has started work on the newly constructed mid-section of...

CIPE allocates €39 million to Palermo port

Palermo, Sicily, Italy (PortSEurope) July 26, 2019 – CIPE (Comitato interministeriale per la programmazione economica) has confirmed that €39 million...

Cagliari International Container Terminal issues dismissal notices to 210 employees

Cagliari, Italy (PortSEurope) June 19, 2019 – Cagliari International Container Terminal (CICT) has issued collective dismissal notices to 210 employees. ...

AdSP – del Mare di Sicilia Occidentale (Palermo) to tender €31 million port overhaul projects

Palermo, Italy (PortSEurope) June 19, 2019 – Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mare di Sicilia Occidentale (AdSP – Western Sicilian Sea Port...

Costruzioni Bruno Teodoro wins contract to extend Palermo port’s cruise dock

Palermo, Italy (PortSEurope) May 16, 2019 – Italian company Costruzioni Bruno Teodoro SpA has won a €868,500 ($972,116) contract for the extension of...

Italy’s government approves €75.5 million financing for Fincantieri Palermo shipyards

Palermo, Sicily, Italy (PortSEurope) May 13, 2019 – Italy’s government has approved a €75.5 million ($85 million) loan for the overhaul of Palermo...

China eyes investments in Italy’s Porto Empedocle

Porto Empedocle, Sicily, Italy (Ports Europe) March 25, 2019 – A Chinese technical delegation has studied the profiles of Sicilian ports, including Porto...

Sicily port projects enter Italy’s infrastructure planning programme

Palermo, Italy (Ports Europe) March 20, 2019 – The dredging operations of the Palermo and Termini Imerese ports, the refurbishing Termini Imerese dock and...

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