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Port of Naples

Port of Naples
Country Italy
Location Naples
Owned by Port Authority of Naples
Type of harbor Natural/Artificial
Size of harbor 266 ha (2.66 sq km)
Land area 142.6 ha (1.426 sq km)
Size 408.6 ha (4.086 sq km)
Available berths 38
Wharfs 75
Employees 4,866[1] (2007)
General manager Antonio Del Mese
Vessel arrivals 63,788 vessels (2008)[2]
Annual cargo tonnage 20,269,163 tonnes (2007)[1]
Annual container volume 460,812 TEU's (2007)[2]
Passenger traffic 8,988,056 people (2007)
Annual revenue US$ 950 million (2007)[1]
Net income US$ 253 million (2007)[1]

The Port of Naples is one of the largest Italian seaports and one of the largest seaports in the Mediterranean Sea basin having an annual traffic capacity of around 25 million tons of cargo and 500,000 TEU's.

The port is also an important employer in the area having more than 4,800 employees that provide services to more than 64,000 ships every year.

General information

The port between 1834 - 1914
The port between 1834 - 1891
The maritime station

The Port of Naples is situated in the centre of Naples, very close to the central Piazza Municipio, near Piazza Garibaldi (FS and MN terminals) and about 15 km (9.3 mi) from Naples Airport.


In 2007 the Port of Naples handled 20,269,163 tonnes of cargo and 460,812 TEU's making it one of the busiest cargo ports in Italy and one of the largest container ports in the country.[2]

Cargo and passenger movements (2007)[2]
Type Quantity
RoRo 7,135,851*
Liquid bulk 4,454,580*
Dry bulk 4,705,940*
Nr of passengers 8,988,056
Containers (TEU's) 560,812
Containers 3,972,792*
Total 20,269,163*



Container terminal

The terminal has a storage capacity of 1,336,000 m2, 70 mooring places, 11.5 km of docks[3] and an annual traffic capacity of around 500,000 TEU's.

Commercial cargo

The commercial cargo section of the port has four terminals: one for timber, one for cellulose and two for cereals with a total storage area of 75,000 m2 (810,000 sq ft) (35,000 sq m for timber and cellulose and 40,000 sq m for cereals).[3]

Automobile terminal

The Port of Naples has one RoRo terminal with a total length of 850 m, a land area of 120,000 m2, storage capacity of 8,000 cars and a transshipment capacity of 900,000 units per year. The daily traffic with Sicily alone is 700 vehicles per day.[4]

In 2007 the RoRo terminal handled 370,000 trucks and 475,000 cars.[5]

Passenger terminal

View of the Port of Naples (Maritime Station front view) Naples, Campania, Italy, Southern Europe
The Port of Naples is one of the largest passenger ports in Italy and one of the largest passenger ports in Europe with a total traffic of 8,988,056 people in 2007.[2]

The cruise terminal has ten mooring places, seven mobile walkways, 12 computerised check-in desks[6] and an annual traffic capacity of around 1.5 million passengers.


The shipyards are an important part of the Port of Naples. The structures of the ports shipyards consist of 3 brick-built docks and 4 floating docks.

The sector involves four large companies and 60 small workshops which undertake ship repairs, that have a total number of 2,000 employees[7] and a turnover over US$ 200 million.


  1. ^ a b c d "Annual Report 2007". Port Authority of Naples. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Modello ESPO 2007". Port Authority of Naples. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Containers". Port Authority of Naples. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Ro-ro". Port Authority of Naples. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Table of traffic". Port Authority of Naples. Archived from the original on 16 September 2008. 
  6. ^ "Cruise terminal". Port Authority of Naples. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  7. ^ "Shipyards and repairs yards". Port Authority of Naples. Retrieved 2 July 2013.

External links

  • "History of the port". Port Authority of Naples.

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