NAPA – North Adriatic Ports Association

Trieste - Live the Past, Experience the Future


Port Development: +200 ha of New Land

The port of Trieste has drawn up a plan for the extensive revision, renewal and extension of the structures (including approx +200 ha of new land), focussing mainly on strengthening five functions:

  • The realization of a modern general cargo terminal (Pier V + Pier VI);
  • The enlargement of the container terminal at Pier VII;
  • The construction of a new container terminal (Pier VIII);
  • The creation of a new RO-RO terminal;
  • The strengthening of the passenger terminal, located in the heart of the city.

The Special Legal Regime of the Free Port of Trieste

The commercial and industrial Port of Trieste benefits from special provisions set by the Paris Peace Treaty of 1947. In relation to the type of operations to be carried out, operators may opt for the most favourable Customs treatment, choosing between the Community Customs procedures and the Free Port regime. According to the special regulations, the Free Port area is considered outside the EU Customs territory.

Key facts
  • 2,300,000 m2, of which 1,800,000 m2 are a free zone
  • 425,000 m2 of open storage area
  • 500,000 m2 of covered storage
  • 12 km of quayside
  • Berths with depths up to 18 m
  • More than 20 well-equipped specialised terminals capable of handling every type of cargo
  • Passenger terminals located in the heart of the historic city centre
Key facts

Autorità Portuale Trieste
Via Von Bruck 3
34143 Trieste
Tel. +39 040 6731
Fax: +39 040 6732 406