Genova Port (ITGOA)

Port Code ITGOA City Genoa
Port Name GENOVA Country/Region Italy
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type Main Port

Introduction of Genova Port (ITGOA)


The Port of Genoa (Italian: Porto di Genova) is one of the main ports on the Mediterranean coast of Italy. The Port of Genoa is one of the busiest ports in Italy. According to the 20-foot standard container handling capacity, the Port of Genoa is the second busiest port in Italy. In 2012, the Port of Genoa handled 2.1 million TEUsThe Port of Genoa has a total cargo throughput of 51.6 million tons, and the Port of Genoa is also an important passenger port. The port was also used as a ship dismantling station, and the ship "Costa Rica Concordia" was also demolished here.

Structural features

The Port of Genoa occupies an area of ​​about 700 hectares of land and 500 hectares of water area, stretching along the coastline for more than 22 kilometers, the coast length is 47 kilometers, and the terminal operation area is 30 kilometers.

There are 4 main entrances and exits:

  • The east entrance, gain access to the old port, to the shipyard, facing the pier of Sampierdarena,
  • At the entrance to the west (Cornigliano), most of the ship operations are in the ILVA wharf area,
  • At the entrance of Multedo, there are the docks and Fincantieri shipyards for oil tankers.
  • The entrance to Pra, at the western end of the port, is a container terminal for ships .

Ferry Terminal

The passenger terminal covers an area of ​​more than 250,000 square meters, with 5 cruise berth facilities and 13 ferry berths, serving 4 million ferry passengers, 1.5 million cars and 25 truck ferries.

Ponte dei Mille Historical Maritime Bureau is today a technologically advanced cruise terminal, built according to the world's most modern airport design, to ensure that the latest generation can carry thousands of people on and off ships at a fast speed.

The third cruise terminal is under construction in the Ponte Parodi area, which was used for the redesign of the grain transportation terminal.


There are two main lighthouses: the first historical Lanterna, 76 meters (250 feet) high, and the other small lighthouse Punta Vagno at the east entrance of the port.


In addition to container and passenger terminals, shipyards and other industrial and freight facilities, there are also several terminals in the port area where many sailing ships and yachts are moored.

  • Yacht marina in the exhibition center (305 berths).
  • Duca degli Abruzzi Marina, headquarters of the Italian Yacht Club (350 berths)
  • Pier Molo Vecchio (Molo Vecchio), in the old port area (160 yacht berths with a length of 150 meters)
  • Marina Porto Antico (280 berths up to 60 meters in length)
  • Genoa Airport Terminal (500 berths with new facilities for super yachts)
  • Pula (PRA) Pier, in the old PRA beach area, now "Fascia di Rispetto di Pra" (with 1,000 berths)

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Summary of ITGOA

Genoa (Genova in Italian) port (port cod: ITGOA) is a large port in Italy. It is situated on the coast of the Ligurian Sea, approximately 130 kilometers east of the French border.
As a major cruise ship and ferry port, the port offers a sheltered harbour protected by three breakwaters running parallel to the coast. Facilities provided by the port include a computerised merchandise sorting and consolidation centre, as well as all cargo facilities and three container terminals. A 2,000-kilometer overland oil pipeline connects the terminal to the most important European and north Italian refineries.
The port handles approximately 52,000,000t of cargo and 1,800,000TEU annually. Cargo handled include containers, raw materials, bulk cargoes, including oil (crude and products), chemicals, frozen foods, perishable goods, manufactured goods, Ro-Ro and general cargoes.
About 5,800 vessels and 3,650,000 passengers visit this port annually. About 46% of vessels regularly calling at this port are cargo vessels. The maximum length of the vessels recorded to having entered this port is 398 meters. The maximum draught is 14.3 meters. The maximum deadweight is 176,727t.