Ancona Port (port code: ITAOI) is one of the main ports in eastern Italy. It is situated on Italy's Adriatic coast, between Venice in the north and Bari in the south.
The port covers a total area of 1.4 million square meters, divided into passenger and ferry terminals, container terminals and plants for solid bulk. It has a strategic function in the Adriatic-Ionian Macro Region, as a terminal for international ferry lines to Greece, Croatia, and Albania.
The port is capable of handling 15 million tons of cargo each year. It handles approximately 8.5 million tons of cargo, including 110,400TEU annually. The principal commodities handled are logs, timber, wood pulp, china clay, steel coils and pipes, iron scraps, coal, grains (soybeans, maize, wheat, barley, broad beans, etc), cement, trucks and trailers by Ro-Ro, containers, vegetable oil.
Each year, about 1.655 million passenger visit this port. The types of vessels regularly calling at this port are cargo vessels, accounting for around 39%, fishing vessels, taking up approximately 31%, and dredging vessels, taking a proportion of 15%.