North Adriatic Sea Port Authority
The North Adriatic Sea Port Authority is a public body. Its task is to guide, plan, co-ordinate, promote and monitor port operations.
It is also in charge of maintaining common areas and the seabeds, overseeing the supply of services of general interest, managing the State Maritime Property and planning the development of the port.
Its aim is to build a "Model Port" that respects the environment, is safe, open and ethical.
The port's other institutions
In addition to the North Adriatic Sea Port Authority, there are other institutions based in the Port of Venice. The Harbourmaster's Office monitors maritime navigation and ensures safety at sea, the Port and Airport Health Office (USMAF) checks the health and hygiene of transported goods and of the environment in which maritime activities are performed.
The law enforcement agencies present in the port include the Finance Police (Guardia di Finanza) that monitors compliance to financial regulations and security in the port, the Immigration and Border Police is involved in operations associated to immigration and guards the State's borders.
The Italian Customs Agency checks in - and out-bound cargo and passengers.