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City of Genoa

 

The Port of Genoa is a major Italian seaport on the Mediterranean Sea. With a trade volume of 51.6 million tonnes, it is the busiest port of Italy by cargo tonnage and the second busiest in terms of twenty-foot equivalent units after the transshipment port of Gioia Tauro, with a trade volume of 2.1 million TEUs handled in 2012. The port is also used as a dismantling station and has been named as the port where the Costa Concordia is to be dismantled.

Genoa, which forms the southern corner of the Milan-Turin-Genoa industrial triangle of north-west Italy, is one of the country’s major economic centres.
The city has hosted massive shipyards and steelworks since the 19th century, and its solid financial sector dates back to the Middle Ages. The Bank of Saint George, founded in 1407, is among the oldest in the world and has played an important role in the city’s prosperity since the middle of the 15th century.

Today a number of leading Italian companies are based in the city, including Ansaldo Energia, Ansaldo STS, Edoardo Raffinerie Garrone and Piaggio Aero.

Genoa is adjacent to two popular Ligurian vacation spots, Camogli and Portofino. In the metropolitan area of Genoa lies Aveto Natural Regional Park.
 

The Municipality of Genoa is the partner #5 of the MEDSEATIES project.

 

 

Contact

Alessandra RISSO
arisso(at)comune.genova.it

Website: www.comune.genova.it