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Catania (ITCTA)

Catania, Sicily, Italy

Port Code ITCTA Port Name Catania
City Catania Country/Region Italy
Port Type Feeder Port Category Port City
Latitude 37.49219705 Longitude 15.09314105
Catania Port (port code: ITCTA) is a large port in Italy. It is situated on Sicily's east coast, at the southern foot of Mount Etna, on the Ionian Sea.
The port is protected on the eastern side by a 1,900-meter breakwater and on the southern side by the tanker berth with a 250-meter-wide entrance in between. The harbour has a south heading pier which divides the port into Porto Vecchio (Old Port) and Porto Nuovo (New Port), with a total berthing length of 3,462 meters including 17 berths. The proximity to the railway station, underground, airport, dry port and agricultural food center, as well as easy access to the territory and railway network, make the port of Catania a unique “center” in Sicily.
Covering a total area of ​​nearly 1 million square meters (ground and water), the port handles approximately 4.3 million tons of cargo and 18,000TEU annually. The cargo principally handled are wood, paper, cereals, coal, iron materials and fertilisers. Each year about 3,270 vessels and 300,000 passengers visit this port. The type of vessels regularly calling at this port is cargo vessels, accounting for around 67%. The maximum length of the vessels recorded to having entered this port is 330 meters. The maximum draught is 9.4 meters. The maximum deadweight is 57,047t.

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