GENOVA 2021: A YEAR OF CHANGE
The Genoa Decree Law 130/2018 was enacted in the aftermath of the tragic collapse of the Morandi Bridge in August 2018. Within one year all the provisions introduced were successfully implemented or are in progress: a package of wide-ranging measures which provided for the rapid reconstruction of the Bridge, supported the segregated businesses and residents left homeless by the incident and guaranteed the recovery of the port and logistic hub, strategic to the local and Italian economy. The reconstruction and opening of the new Genova San Giorgio Bridge, completed in 18 months, is now often referred to as an exceptional model for best practices: the ability to restore state-of-the-art infrastructure in a fast and efficient way has had a strong signalling effect worldwide.
Within this framework, the Western Ligurian Sea Port Authority adopted a Recovery Action Plan, funded by a 2.6 billion euro Investment Programme, addressing the key European transport and logistic priorities of the Port of Genoa. To date, the port is on track in the implementation of a far-reaching overhaul in terms of its accessibility by sea, air, rail and road, shipyard expansion, waterfront redevelopment and green policies. A range of 31 major infrastructure projects, set to be instrumental in establishing the Ports of Genoa as a more accessible, sustainable, intermodal and digital hub, are underway and represent a moment of rebirth for both the Port and the City.
This webpage provides a comprehensive update on all the projects underway in the Port of Genoa, in addition to general information, an interactive map and follow-up events dedicated specifically to the implementation of the Investment Programme and Recovery Action Plan.
> P.2879 - River defence and engineering works in the port industrial area of Genoa Sestri Ponente and the construction of a new mega dry dock
> P.3062 - New Breakwater of Genoa - Phase A
> P.3121 - A range of major roadworks in the Genoa-Sampierdarena Basin
> P.3121 (ex P.3138) - Viaduct across Via Siffredi
> P.3121 (ex P.3077) - Restructuring of the Marinai D'Italia Viaduct
> P.2729 - Improved intermodal accessibility to the port basin of Pra'
> P.3105 - Completion of the new Bettolo Genoa Mediterranean Gateway Terminal
> P.3106 - Dredeging in the Genoa Passenger Port and Sampierdarena Basin
> P.2933 - The new Mineral Oils berth
> P.3129 - Retrofit of quaywalls and upgrades in the passenger port of Genoa
> P.2930 - Rail link upgrade from Bettolo Terminal and PSA SECH Terminal to Campasso Rail Yard (Molo Nuovo Tunnel)
> P.2460 Lot A2 - Upgrade and expansion of the Rugna Rail Yard
> P.3107 - Upgrade of the Fuori Muro Rail Yard
> P.3135 - Rail yard of the new Ronco-Canepa Container Terminal and the doubling of the Ronco-Sommergibile rail link
> P.3133 - Expansion of Ponte dei Mille Eastside of the Cruise Terminal
> P.2946 - Cold ironing in the cruise and ferry terminal
> P.3134 - Port gate infrastructure upgrade in compliance with security regulations
> P.3109 - Relocation of the Carmagnani/Superba coastal storage terminals
> P.3023 - New Port Control Tower
> P.3110 - Project of the New Inland Freight Terminal of Alessandria Smistamento (art.6 DL 109/2018 s.m.i.)
> P.3132 - Sustainability in the Ship Repair and Newbuilding area
In August 2020, the Port Authority published the document “The Recovery of the Port of Genoa: 2 years after the collapse of the bridge” to outline the wide-ranging measures introduced and enacted by the “Genoa Decree” and which become the driving force behind the organisation of a media event, grouping together all those who worked tirelessly to implement the Recovery Action Plan.
“Two years following the collapse of the Morandi Bridge, the Port Authority has published a guide to all the activities which have been carried out to implement the measures outlined in Law 130. The opening of the new Genova San Giorgio Bridge testifies to a city endowed with a great resilience in the aftermath of the tragic incident in 2018. As can be seen in this publication, Genoa is undergoing an extensive far-reaching restructuring programme in terms of its overall accessibility by sea, air, rail and road, in addition to the redevelopment of industrial areas and the waterfront. Law 130/2018 is an important piece of legislation for the future of the port, instrumental in establishing the Ports of Genoa as a more accessible, sustainable, intermodal and digital hub.” – Port Authority President, Paolo Emilio Signorini.
Within this framework, in December 2020, a follow-up media event was scheduled with the prime objective of bringing together the maritime cluster with city residents to discuss the progress of the infrastructure works and the wide range of measures underway which, thanks to the support of the provisions enacted by Law 130/2018, represent a moment of rebirth for both the Port and the City: Event Genova 2021 was broadcast live on television and in steaming on 30 December 2020.
The range of major infrastructure works underway are funded under the Port of Genoa Investment Programme, as outlined in the Port of Genoa Recovery Action Plan. The Western Ligurian Sea Port Authority is the Executive Body of the majority of projects.
The tenders of the Western Ligurian Sea Port Authority are published in the Port Authority official website:
and in E-procurement, the Port Authority public procurement website:
The contract notices published provide details of the tenders, and documentation on the requirements and public procurement procedures applied can be viewed and downloaded.
For further information, please contact the Press & Communications Office of the Western Ligurian Sea Port Authority: firstname.lastname@example.org