The Port of Venice (Port Code: ITVCE) is a port serving Venice, northeastern Italy. It is the eighth-busiest commercial port in Italy and was one of the most important in the Mediterranean concerning the cruise sector, as a major hub for cruise ships. As one of the major Italian ports, it is included in the list of the leading European ports which are located on the strategic nodes of trans-European networks. The port consists of two main areas: the Marittima basin, which can handle the largest ships that call in Venice, and the San Basilio pier, which is just around the corner in the Giudecca Canal.
In 2006, 30,936,931 tonnes of cargo passed through the port, of which 14,541,961 was the commercial sector, and it saw 1,453,513 passengers. It annually handles 500 ship departures and 700,000 cruise passengers today.