Port Authority presses ahead with the Genoa Investment Programme: publication of calls for tenders for 5 major infrastructure works. Over 150 million euros committed since 2021The beginning of July marks the publication of five Invitations to Tender for a range of major infrastructure works in the Port of Genoa: new quay development along Ponte dei Mille Cruise Terminal (P.3133), port gate infrastructure upgrade in compliance with recent security regulations (P.3134), dre...
Today, 8 July, Genoa's Stazioni Marittime Cruise Terminal welcomes the Mein Schiff 4 on her inaugural voyage from the Ligurian capital. TUI Cruises, a joint venture between the top US cruise liner Royal Caribbean and Germany's leading tour operator TUI Group, has nominated the Ligurian city as its Italian homeport thanks to the high service quality provided by the terminal facilities and the strict safety and security standards in force for the prevention and control of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Cervara Abbey in Santa Margherita Ligure provided the stunning backdrop to the fifth edition of the "Liguria 2030" Forum, organised by The European House-Ambrosetti in cooperation with Liguria Region and with the support of the major local authorities, including the Ports of Genoa. Infrastructure investments, port industry, cybersecurity, public health, tourism and green economy: the focal point of the traditional annual conference dedicated to the promotion of Liguria and Italy as an attractive investment destination.
The new Costa Firenze, inspired by the sublime beauty of Florence, the cradle of the Italian Renaissance, was presented on 2 July in the Port of Savona ahead of her maiden voyage of 4 July, as a symbol of rebirth and a new departure towards more sustainable tourism.
The Port Authority headquarters at Palazzo San Giorgio hosted the second part of the Genoa Demo Day of the Interreg Easy LNG programme on 29 June.
The Italian Undersecretary of State for Infrastructure and Sustainable Mobility, Giovanni Carlo Cancelleri, visits the Ports of Genoa
The Ports of Genoa and Savona-Vado Ligure reported a sharp increase in cargo throughput of 41.2%, compared to May of the previous year, 5,643,117 tons, whilst total tonnage reached 5,899,955. In addition, the Port Authority sets a new monthly record in box traffic, registering a total of 260,323 teus, and displayed fast growth in both import and export container handling numbers, posting a +9.2% rise on 2019 of the pre-pandemic era
Palazzo San Giorgio, headquarters of the Western Ligurian Sea Port Authority, provided the spectacular backdrop to the ceremony marking a change of command at the helm of the Liguria Maritime Authority and of the Port of Genoa, with the handover from outgoing Admiral Nicola Carlone to the newly appointed Rear Admiral Sergio Liardo.
The final event of the Vamp Up project, aimed at the optimisation of the development of the Port of Vado Ligure Multipurpose Platform and co-funded by the European Commission within the Connecting Europe Facility programme, took place in Vado Ligure on 21 June, with a virtual visit on the part of the Project Manager of the EU Commission, Julian Espina Casabonne-Maisonnave.
The demolition of the quay wall along Quay E of the Marina in the International Exhibition Area, eastwards to the port, has been completed and the new underground utility network and paving installation is now underway.