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Palermo Port To Develop Vittorio Veneto Quay Into New Terminal Facility

Palermo port to develop Vittorio Veneto quay into new terminal facility

Palermo Port To Develop Vittorio Veneto Quay Into New Terminal Facility

Palermo, Italy (PortSEurope) June 22, 2018 – After seven years of clashes and administrative disputes, future works have been agreed to develop Palermo maritime station (Vittorio Veneto quay), replacing existing silos and building with a new cruise terminal. The cost is around €72 million.

€31 million ($36 million) will be allocated to the renovation of the maritime station, while another €41 million ($47.61 million) will be required for dredging the seabed, so that the quay can receive cruise ships.

The development was announced at a presentation by the president of Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mare di Sicilia Occidentale (AdSP – Western Sicilian Sea Port Authority) Pasqualino Monti, the interregional provider of Public Works Sicily-Calabria, Donato Carlea , the commander of the port authority of Palermo and maritime director of western Sicily, Salvatore Gravante and the mayor of Palermo Leoluca Orlando.

After years of legal battles between the authority and the contracting company, So.Co.Stra.Mo, a deadlock was unblocked.

The southern-most part of the port, from the Sammuzzo pier to the Molo Piave, will be used for cruises and passengers, while the area to the north will be reserved for goods traffic. Also planned the dismantling of the 12 concrete silos, used to store the grain, starting from 27 June, which will guarantee the possibility of counting on two more moorings. And then, as part of the relaunch process, there is also work to redevelop the historic port of Sant’Erasmo.

Monti said that the start of redevelopment works had been launched, but there was also ongoing planning for Trapani and Porto Empedocle, as part of a plan to develop ​​Sicilian ports as a gateway, especially for sea tourism.

Source: Meridio News

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