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.
The Port of Venice is one of the lead European ports for project cargo: in this specific area its scope includes the whole Central Europe.
The Port of Venice is the only port in Italy to have an inland waterway port. An inland navigation line connects Venice to Mantua and Cremona along the Fissero Tartaro Canalbianco navigable canal.