A delegation of the Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN) of the European Parliament, led by Chair Karima Delli, visited the capital of Liguria on a fact-finding mission to receive an update on the major infrastructure projects of European significance underway in the Ports of Genoa and Savona-Vado Ligure, the southern maritime apex of the Rhine-Alpine Trans-European transport network corridor connecting Genoa to the premier seaports in Northern Europe.Genoa, 4 April 2023 - The 10-member delegation's three-day mission to Liguria and Tuscany included a full day dedicated to the Port of Genoa, with a spotlight on the main infrastructure challenges posed by vessel upsizing and on relations between the city, Europe and the rest of the Mediterranean in...
Following his first official visit in 2021 to Genoa as US Consul General in Milan, Robert Needham met with Port President Paolo Emilio Signorini in the historical headquarters of Palazzo San Giorgio to receive an update on the sizable 2.6 billion euro investment programme underway for the expansion and upgrade of the Port of Genoa and Savona-Vado Ligure’s facilities, with a specific focus on the environmental sustainability policies undertaken by the Port Authority.
The Ports of Genoa consolidates its leading role in container handling, with volumes firmly back to pre-pandemic levels, up +0.6% on 2021 at 2.8 million TEUs. Total containerised tonnage rose by +3.5%, with gateway box traffic registering an increase of +4.1% compared to 2021, thereby establishing Genoa, Savona and Vado-Ligure as premier maritime hub for Northern Italy's manufacturing and consumer heartland.
Dredging operations are underway in Savona to increase the depth across the Palacrociere cruise terminal navigation channels to cater for the arrival of the next-generation ships.
From Renzo Piano's blueprint to the busy building site, the Port of Genoa's new Control Tower is under construction in the Levante Waterfront. The foundations of the building, designed to accommodate the port pilots operations, take shape and will be connected by a boarding bridge to the artificial island where the steel and glass-panelled Tower with the observation room is set to dominate the harbour skyline.
The Port Authority President, Paolo Emilio Signorini, receives H.E. Rommanee Kananurak, Ambassador of Thailand to Italy, during the course of her first official visit to the city of Genoa since her appointment last year.
Sestri Ponente’s Fincantieri Shipyard provided the stunning backdrop to the Cruiseship «Coin Ceremony» of Explora II, the second of six ships commissioned by Explora Journey, the luxury brand of the MSC Cruise Division, and the first MSC vessel to be built in Genoa where the cruise line registers its highest passenger volume worldwide.
Dredging operations speed up alongside the cruise and ferry terminal quays to ensure completion ahead of schedule and prepare to accommodate in full safety the passenger ships scheduled in Genoa for the busy summer months.
Inauguration of the new Pionieri e Aviatori d'Italia Viaduct across via Siffredi.
The new linear landscaped Dune Urban Park designed to function as a visual screen and noise barrier between PSA Genova Pra' container terminal and the adjacent residential urban fabric, takes shape. The public inner city recreational area, already open to residents for leisure and sports activities, has been expanded to create more urban green spaces for outdoor pursuits.