NAPA – North Adriatic Ports Association

Venice - Where the Earth revolves around the Sea



Venice is one of the major ports in Europe for general cargo traffic, with regular lines dedicated to this sector. Import is mainly composed by iron, steel and marble, while exports are especially represented by project cargo, which is handled with consolidated know-how through state of the art infrastructures.

It is the only Italian port with an inland waterways connection, along the Po valley, to Mantua and Cremona. This modality can handle any kind of cargo during most part of the year, massively reducing road haulage. To further enhance multimodal transport, the Port of Venice is currently expanding its railway infrastructure.

With over 2 million passengers per year, the Port of Venice is the first home port for cruise ships in the Mediterranean Sea. Its offer caters not only for cruise ships, but also for ferries, fast ships and maxi yachts.


Key facts
  • 2,200 ha surface area
  • 30 km wharves
  • 31 operatin berthings
  • 12/14 m depth
  • 205 km internal railway network
  • 70 km internal road network
  • 24 terminals
  • 1 dedicated cruise terminal + yacht facilities
Key facts

Autorità Portuale di Venezia
Santa Marta, Fabbricato 13, 30123 Venezia
Tel.:+39 041 533 4111