Representatives of some of the main European cruise ports meet in Venice to discuss the economic and environmental impact of the cruise industry. The goal is to draw-up guidelines that will lead to a new and more sustainable approach and policy to cruise tourism. Delegates of the ports of Amsterdam, Palma de Mallorca, Bergen, Cannes, Dubrovnik, Malaga and Marseille and Olaf Merk, Administrator Ports and Shipping, International Transport Forum (ITF) at OECD, join the meeting.
The Venice Port Authority, together with the Foundation for Worldwide Cooperation and Nakai University (Center for the SILK ROAD STUDIES), with the support of the Binhai New Area (the Special Economic Zone in Tianjin), and in cooperation with TWAI, the Centre for Mediterranean Area Studies and Cà Foscari University, has organized the International Conference "Along the Silk Roads" in Venice.
On 2 August the bulk ship Ten Jin Maru arrived at Marghera’s Terminal Rinfuse Italia (Euroports Italy). It was the single largest agribulk cargo discharged at the Port of Venice: over 65.000 tons (soy beans and meal) imported by Nidera, a big international producer and trader in agricultural products.
Two new cranes were delivered on 12 May to Port of Venice's Vecon terminal. They will increase Port of Venice efficiency in container handling.
Venice is the leading port in the Adriatic for containers handled. The new lines connecting Venice with the near and far East will further consolidate its leadership.
Passenger ferries are a lively business in the Port of Venice. Venice is ideally located for connections to the Eastern Mediterranean coasts.
The Port of Venice is also specialised in general cargo and ranks as the third European port for this type of transport.