The future of the port - Development Projects
Investments for EUR 870 M
Between 2008 and 2011, EUR 870 M (not including the offshore terminal) will be invested to develop the Port of Venice on both the cargo and the passengers side.
The Commercial Port
The new container terminal will be completed in the forthcoming years. With 1,400 metres of quayside the terminal will have a handling capacity up to 1,400,000 TEUs.
A new terminal that is about to be implemented in Fusina is an answer to the increase in Ro-Ro and Ro-Pax traffic driven by the Motorways of the Sea (MoS) initiative.
Future ultra large ships will be able to dock offshore in the terminal that is planned to be erected off the Malamocco Inlet, where the seabed is over 20 m deep.
Access channels to the Port of Venice (now at 11 m) will be dredged to a depth of 12 m to enable access to larger ships.
Already a top cruise homeport in the Mediterranean, Venice is enhancing the range of services offered by the passenger terminal. In the future a new interface area will be constructed between the port and the city.
This area will rise on a vast piece of land that will be renovated to host management and welcoming facilities, a large piazza/garden, shops, a conference centre, a hotel and a large parking facility serving both Venetian residents and the Port. This area is already well connected to the centre of Venice through the dedicated monorail People Mover.
Environmental sustainability is a major concern in all the port's projects. Further information is available under the section “Green Port”.