New Motorways of the Sea Terminal
The new Motorways of the Seas terminal will be constructed in Fusina at the junction between the southern industrial channel and the Malamocco-Marghera channel. It will be equipped with 4 quays to berth simultaneously up to 4 ships.
It will serve rolling stock traffic, i.e. ferries transporting trucks or their trailers (Ro-Ro) and ferries carrying cars and passengers (Ro-Pax).
In addition to the new port infrastructure, the project envisages the erection, in an area of 36 hectares, of a new logistics platform with links to rail and roadways, new buildings, warehouses, classification yards and parking lots.
The project will be implemented using the project financing tool and will involve a group of Venetian businesses that have joined forces to establish the Venice Ro-Port MoS consortium that will manage it for 40 years.
- EUR 250 M total investment;
- 36 hectares total area;
- 1,250 metres long berths;
- 12 metres seabed depth;
- 4 ships can berth simultaneously;
- 2 railway sections;
- separated areas for Schengen and non-Schengen traffic.
The advantages for Venice
In addition to enhancing the port's rolling stock market, the new terminal will also benefit the city of Venice. All ferry ships that currently sail along the Giudecca Channel will enter the lagoon through the Malamocco inlet: the total reduction of traffic will be 500 less vehicles dayly on the Ponte della Libertà and 400 less ferries yearly in the Giudecca Channel.
The project will recover a brownfield site and is part of the broader plan to reconvert and remediate the vast area of Porto Marghera.