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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.

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...

Italy to close Sicilian ports during G-7 summit

Palermo, Italy (PortSEurope) May 15, 2017 – Italy will close the ports on the island of Sicily during the G-7 summit in Taormina on May 26 and 27, the head...

Palermo port handles 10,000 cruise passengers in single day

Palermo, Italy (Ports Europe) April 19, 2017 – Palermo port handled around 10,000 cruise passengers in a single day on April 18. Costa Fascinosa and MSC...

Sicilian port authorities jointly present cruise offer at Florida fair

Palermo, Italy (Ports Europe) March 15, 2017 – The Sicilian port authorities in Palermo, Catania and Messina-Milazzo have jointly promoted the...

Sicilian ports handle 13.4% of total Italian harbour cargo traffic in 2016

Palermo, Italy (Ports Europe) March 14, 2017 – Sicilian ports handled 13.4% of the total Italian cargo traffic in 2016, the highest stake for the last four...

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