The port of Ortona (Port Code:ITORT) is the main multifunctional commercial seaport of Abruzzo region. It is located in a key position compared to industrial and productive areas of Central Italy specialized in the handling of the bulk, general cargo and project cargo. The port has spaces and infrastructures adapted for cargo, RORO and passenger traffic. The port’s development investments foresee the dredging of the port basin to the depth of -10 meters and the building of new commercial quays. The port is linked to the A14 (north-south vectors) and to the A25 (east-west vectors). The port has an internal rail’s network and is directly connected to the Ortona’s Station on the Adriatic railway lines (north-south vectors).
The port is protected by two moles, with an anchorage outside the harbour in water depths to 15.0m. The port area itself is protected from all winds except the strongest E'lies, and offers facilities for both wet and dry cargoes. Chief imports are wood, coal and oil. Exports include bricks, grapes, wine, herbs and cereals. Services offered include bunkers, fresh water, provisions and minor repairs. Approx 110,000t dry cargo, 300,000t gasoline imported and the export of 100,000t dry cargo annually.