The Ports in figures
The Port of Venice stretches over an area of more than 2,045 hectares: this corresponds to 5% of the total surface and 11% of the built-up area of the Municipality of Venice. It includes more than 30 kilometres of quaysides that in turn host 163 ac ve berths organised in the Port’s 27 terminals, catering for commercial, industrial and passenger traffic.
Within the port there are two very distinct areas, namely Porto Marghera- which hosts the logistics, commercial and industrial activities -, and the Port in Venice, which has mainly risen around the Marittima passenger port and minor berths where passenger services are organised and supplied to cruise ships, hydrofoils and yachts.
The port of Porto Marghera occupies more than 1,447 hectares of industrial, commercial and tertiary operational areas; it includes more than 662 hectares of canals, basins, roads and railways, and is served by 12 kilometres of active quaysides that can welcome ships with a draught up to 11.5 metres. A dense infrastructure network serves the Port of Porto Marghera, and includes roads and junctions (40 kilometres), rail tracks (more than 135 kilometres) and bre op cs (7 kilometres).
The Venice side of the Port, dedicated to passenger traffic, covers an area of more than 26 hectares, with built-up areas accounting for 4,73 hectares and the water basin for 12,37 hectares in the Marittima passenger port. There are five main areas to the passenger port: the Marittima Passenger Port, San Basilio, Santa Marta, Riva delle Zattere and Riva degli Schiavoni, in addition to Fusina, on the mainland, that caters for ferries. The Marittima passenger port is Venice’s cruise terminal: it can berth up to ten ships simultaneously in its 3.5 kilometres of quaysides and 10 terminals, for a total of 11 berths. The Fusina ferry terminal stretches over 36 hectares of land and provides 4 berths.
The Port of Chioggia is located between the islands of Pellestrina and Sottomarina: it is the southernmost access point to the Venice Lagoon.
The only access point to the port is the Chioggia Inlet, that is 550 m wide with a navigable depth of 8m below the sea level.
Methodology (drawn up by the Strategic Planning and Development): the commercial/industrial classification of statistical data on traffic to and from the Port of Venice bears in mind the fact that operations are considered industrial activities when goods are processed directly in the port facilities. When goods are processed elsewhere, operations are classified as commercial activities.