NAPA – North Adriatic Ports Association

Venice - Where the Earth revolves around the Sea


The port of Venice is increasing its capacity in all sectors.


  • A new Ro-Ro and Ro-Pax Terminal with a logistics platform linked to the railroad, able to handle 1,000 ferries/year, will be operational by 2012.
  • An offshore terminal is being planned to receive oil, bulk and container traffic. Cargo will be transferred to a “mobile yard” made up of a fleet of barges sailing to either maritime and inland destinations.
  • This will produce a deep reorganization of both Venice and the North Adriatic port systems, upgrading Venice’s capacity to 3 million TEUs alone. The offshore terminal will operate together with a new container terminal in Marghera connected to the railroad network.
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