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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.

Turkish investors eye Palermo port’s cruise terminal project

Palermo, Italy (Ports Europe) February 7, 2018 – Turkey has expressed interest in the port of Palermo, in particular in the development of a cruise terminal...

Labour organisation questions raised about Sicilian port system

Palermo, Sicily (Ports Europe) February 2, 2018 – The secretary of the Federazione Italiana Lavoratori Trasporti (FILT) of Syracuse, Vera Uccello, has...

Erdogan visit to Rome raises issue of Turkish interests in Italian ports

Rome, Italy (Ports Europe) February 1, 2018 – A visit by the Turkish president to Rome next week raises a number of issues considering the involvement of...

Sicily government official applies for launch of dredging at Mazara del Vallo port

Trapani, Italy (Ports Europe) January 23, 2018 – Sicily regional government official Maurizio Croce has applied for the start of dredging works at Mazara...

Better rail connections in Sicily thanks to Cohesion policy investments

Palermo, Italy (PortSEurope) November 29, 2017 – Over €105 million ($124.51 million) from the European Regional Development Fund is invested in the...

Palermo local government to invest in improvement of Termini Imerese port’s safety

Termini Imerese, Italy (PortSEurope) November 28, 2017 – Palermo city government has approved a project for the improvement of the safety of Termini Imerese...

Italy’s GNV launches line connecting Trapani to Livorno

Trapani, Italy (PortSEurope) November 8, 2017 – Italian ferry group Grandi Navi Veloci SpA (GNV) has announced the launch of a line connecting Trapani...

GNV announces opening of a two-week freight line connecting the ports of Trapani and Livorno

Genoa, Italy (PortSEurope) November 6, 2017 – Grandi Navi Veloci s.p.a. has announced that it will expand the services to operators in Eastern Sicily...

Delrio – we will discuss with Fincantieri strengthening Palermo

Palermo, Italy (PortSEurope) October 18, 2017 – “We are ready to discuss with Fincantieri the upgrading of the port of Palermo, I think there are...

Minister of Transport Delrio to visit Palermo

Palermo, Italy (PortSEurope) October 16, 2017 – The Italian Minister of Transport Graziano Delrio will visit Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mare di...

MSC Cruises to handle at least 3 million passengers in Italy in 2018

Palermo, Italy (Ports Europe) October 9, 2017 – MSC Cruises, a subsidiary of Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), expects to handle more than 3 million...

Palermo port to host Italian Cruise Day on October 6

Palermo, Italy (Ports Europe) September 20, 2017 – Palermo port will host the seventh edition of Italian Cruise Day, an annual forum of the cruise industry,...

Catania-based port authority joins sustainable intermodality association

Catania, Italy (Ports Europe) September 18, 2107 – Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mare di Sicilia Orientale (the port authority of eastern Sicily),...

Event: Italian Cruise Day – Palermo, October 6, 2017

Palermo, Italy (Ports Europe) September 17, 2017 – The 7th Italian Cruise Day will take place in the Sicilian port of Palermo, October 6, 2017. The vent...

Assoporti attends Seatrade Europe event in Hamburg

Rome, Italy (Ports Europe) September 8, 2017 –  Assoporti, the Italian Port Association, attended the Seatrade Europe event in Hamburg to promote...

Water diverted from Palermo port residents to visiting cruise ships

Palermo, Italy (Ports Europe) August 27, 2017 – Residents of Palermo port have been suffering water shortages, and the reason would appear the diversion...

Palermo-based port authority to give equal opportunities to ports under management 

Palermo, Italy (Ports Europe) July 31, 2017 – The Authority of the Western Sicilian Sea Port System (Autorità di Sistema portuale del Mare di...

The new Italian port authority system explained

Rome, Italy (PortSEurope) June 25, 2017 – On September 2, 2016, new legislation on the Italian Port Authority (AdSP) was issued, regulating not only the...

TEN-T – Connecting Europe – Core network corridors

Brussels, Belgium (PortSEurope) June 19, 2017 – TEN-T (Trans-European Transport Networks) envisages coordinated improvements to primary roads, railways,...

Italy completes list of presidents of new port authorities

Gioia Tauro, Italy (PortSEurope) May 30, 2017 – The last three names of presidents of Italian port system authorities have been announced, Transport Minister...

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