The New Container Terminal
The overall increase in container traffic in the Mediterranean is a major opportunity for the Port of Venice to increase its market share in this area.
To further enhance its position in the container traffic, the port will enhance its capacity by erecting a new terminal that will initially will host up to 1,400,000 TEUs yearly.
A new terminal with a distripark
The terminal will be erected in the site of former industrial facilities in Porto Marghera (formerly Syndial and Montefibre). The distripark that will rise at the side of the container terminal will receive goods that will be unloaded from containers and processed before being sent on to final destination.
Traffic volumes in the Port of Venice will increase thanks to the new container terminal that will also act as a catalyst to encourage the reconversion of Porto Marghera.
Some figures for the new container terminal:
- 1,400,000 TEUs/year at the beginning;
- 1,400 m of quayside;
- about 90 ha surface.
Advantages of the New Container Terminal
The New Venice Container Terminal will be fully integrated with the freight villages located in the Veneto region and enable the Upper Adriatic port system to act as main gateway for goods exchanged between Central and Eastern Europe and the Far East.
Developing container traffic in the Port of Venice is also beneficial to the environment. Choosing the Port of Venice rather than the ports in Northern Europe means:
- to spend 5 less days at sea, and to cut greenhouse emissions (97 CO2 kg less for each container transported to Munich via Venice instead of via a Northern Europe port);
- to reduce congestion on the European road network.