Development of maritime accessibility and the resilience of port infrastructure to climate changes

What is the goal of the investment?

The investment has the goal of improving maritime accessibility through interventions to strengthen and consolidate dams, platforms and docks and create new logistical platforms to upgrade the infrastructure to the ships’ size and the energy transition of maritime mobility.  

Total investment cost 1.47 bn
  • Reduce the gaps in standards of living
Additional details

The maritime transport of goods is essential for our country, also thanks to its geographical position. In recent years, however, the Italian port system has lost market shares, also due to lower maritime accessibility. The objective is to improve maritime accessibility through strengthening and consolidation interventions on dams, piers and docks, also to allow adaptation to the increasing tonnage of ships.  A flagship project in this case is linked to the port of Genoa, where the construction of a new breakwater is envisaged which will allow access to new generation ships, the adequate protection of internal docks and the raising of safety levels of entry and evolution manoeuvres. The leap in scale of the ships operating in the port system will allow significant private investments and a more intensive use of recently and soon to be completed operational terminals. The port of Genoa is also connected by rail to the Liguria-Alpi line. 

What are the benefits?

Better maritime accessibility for:
  • Enhancing the main Italian ports
  • Facilitating the transit of ships, also affecting the phenomenon of coastal erosion
  • Reducing the energy impact of maritime mobility
  • Promoting the country's geographical and strategic position in international trade

Key steps and Expenses envisaged

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