€195 Million for Port Development Projects in Italy

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The European Investment Bank (EIB) recently approved a €195 million financing for the Ports of Civitavecchia and Fiumicino, paving the way for major infrastructure works in these ports.

According to the officials, the decision was taken after a long inquiry considering the development of the “Highways of the Sea”, an important hub for passenger and cargo flows in Center Italy and one of the main connections between mainland Italy and western Mediterranean, including Sardinia, Sicily, Spain, southern France and northern Africa.

The project, co-financed by the EIB, includes enlargement of the port of Civitavecchia and construction of a new commercial port in Fiumicino.

Approval of this financing by the EIB is an important piece of news for the ports of Rome and the Lazio. This funding will allow the AdSP to complete most of the works included in the Master Plans of the Ports of Civitavecchia and Fiumicino, by allowing the network the sought after “step change”  in the world shipping panorama,” said Francesco Maria di Majo, President of the Centre-North Tyrrhenian Sea Port Authority (AdSP).

This aim will be reached with the necessary contribution of the Lazio Region and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport which, hopefully, will support this fundamental port infrastructure intervention for the development of national logistics competitiveness,” added di Majo.

In Civitavecchia, the project eyes construction of infrastructure, such as the completion of works on the ferry docks, the extension of the breakwater, and related road connections.

In Fiumicino, the project foresees building of the new fishing dock and the first phase of the development of a new commercial port serving ferries, RoRo and cruise ships, thanks to the building of two new breakwaters and an important dredging work.


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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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