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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.

Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay state visits to Italy, Monaco and France this week

Vienna, Austria (Ports Europe) March 18, 2019 – President Xi Jinping of China is to pay state visits to Italy, Monaco and France from March 21-26, 2019....

China considers a new Silk Road role for Italy’s Palermo port

Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Ports Europe) March 14, 2019 – Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to visit Italy March 22-23, and after Rome will visit...

Shanghai-based investment fund eyes €5 billion port project in Palermo

Palermo, Italy (Ports Europe) March 13, 2019 – An unnamed Shanghai-based investment fund is interested in participating in a €5 billion ($5.7 billion)...

Sicily government opens tender for Sciacca port overhaul

Palermo, Italy (Ports Europe) March 8, 2019 – The Sicilian regional government has opened a tender for the completion of the overhaul of Sciacca port in the...

Palermo port’s cruise traffic rises 25.8% in 2018

Palermo, Italy (Ports Europe) February 28, 2019 – Palermo port recorded a 25.8% surge in the number of cruise passengers in 2018, Pasqualino Monti,...

Fincantieri to establish shipbuilding hub in Palermo

Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Ports Europe) February 5, 2019 – Fincantieri SpA and Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mare di Sicilia Occidentale (AdSP –...

Work has begun on securing the port of Termini Imerese, Palermo

Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Ports Europe) January 29, 2019 – The construction of infrastructures and plants necessary for the implementation of the Port...

Palermo port names secretary general

Palermo, Italy (PortSEurope) January 3, 2019 – Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mare di Sicilia Occidentale (AdSP – Western Sicilian Sea Port Authority)...

Italy’s Fincantieri signs fleet upgrade contract with Windstar Cruises

Palermo, Italy (PortSEurope) November 19, 2018 – Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has signed a €200 million ($228.6 million) contract for the upgrade of...

Western Sicily sees increased cruise passenger numbers in 2018

Palermo, Sicily, Italy (PortSEurope) October 21, 2018 – During the eighth edition of the Italian Cruise Day conference in Trieste, information released...

Swedish delegation visits Augusta port

Augusta, Sicily, Italy (Ports Europe) October 3, 2018 – A Swedish delegation from the two most northern regions of the country, Västerbotten and...

Sicilian trade unions call for investment in Fincantieri’s Palermo port shipyards

Palermo, Italy (Ports Europe) October 3, 2018 – Sicilian trade unions Fiom and CGIL Palermo have requested a meeting with the commissioner Girolamo...

Valle 3.0 consortium wins Palermo port design tender

Palermo, Italy (Ports Europe) September 14, 2018 – A group headed by the Roman company Valle 3.0 srl has won the contract issued by Autorita’ di...

Trade unions, shipowners discuss Trapani port problems 

Trapani, Italy (Ports Europe) August 6, 2018 – The problems of the port sector were discussed in a meeting of trade union representatives, shipowners...

Eurispes project could add 400,000 jobs in Sicily

Palermo, Italy (Ports Europe) July 28, 2018 – The €5 billion ($5.84 billion) Eurispes project to develop Palermo port could ultimately create more than...

Italy’s Eurispes presents €5 billion property project at Palermo port

Palermo, Italy (Ports Europe) July 25, 2018 –  Italy’s Eurispes has presented a €5 billion ($5.8 billion) property project at Palermo port, which...

Palermo port attracts interest of ferry, cruise companies

Palermo, Italy (Ports Europe) July 23, 2018 – Cruise companies and groups that manage ferry lines and motorways of the sea are ready to invest in the port of...

AdSP Palermo to present development plan

Palermo, Italy (Ports Europe) July 18, 2018 – Pasqualino Monti, president of Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mare di Sicilia Occidentale (AdSP...

Palermo port starts dismantling silos to open space for new ro-ro terminal

Palermo, Italy (Ports Europe) July 17, 2018 – Palermo port has started works for the dismantling of the silos at the Piave pier. The port plans to build a...

€85 million needed for the Palermo basin – AdSP president

Palermo, Italy (PortSEurope) July 4, 2018 – President of Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mare di Sicilia Occidentale (AdSP – Western Sicilian...

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