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Terminal Molo Sali
Commercial Port 30175 VENEZIA MARGHERA
P.IVA/C.Fisc./Reg.Impr. 01981270273 - REA 190269
Where we are

Venice port enjoys favourable general characteristics regarding its geographical position, meteorological conditions, currents and tides, harbour and holding areas, access to the port, internal canal networks, proximity to airports, catchment area and hinterland.

The geographical position of Venice port has the following coordinates:
45° 14' 84 N
012° 14' 84 E.

The port is situated at the centre of Venice lagoon, which is separated from the sea by a long, slight strip of land breaking off in three points, corresponding to the port mouths of Lido, Malamocco and Chioggia. NW breakwaters defend them.

Catchment  area
The catchment area of Venice port is mainly represented by the Italian regions that are on the Adriatic and the Ionian Sea, by Mediterranean countries, those of the Middle East, Eastern Africa and those countries in the South and South East of Asia: it is therefore linked with developed countries, countries in the process of development or newly developed countries that present huge commercial interest, both currently and in the future. With its location, at the end of the Adriatic Sea and at the mouth of Val Padana, it is the most privileged of those making up the Adriatic Corridor, since it allows maximum use of maritime carriers and reduces the terrestrial expanse to an indispensable minimum. Even regarding passenger traffic, today, Venice port is of great interest for almost all cruise organisers, including the traditional and upper-class tourist destinations of the Adriatic and Mediterranean regions.

Venice port is situated on the Pianura Padana mouth of the sea, which forms the natural hinterland for the Northern regions of Italy and Central Europe: railways, motorways, waterways supplying this region and that guarantee the best links to the port of call. In particular, the North Eastern region of Italy, Veneto, Trentino Alto Adige, Friuli Venezia Giulia and Lombardy, with their aggressive and constant development, are the real engine of the Italian economy, forming the heart of this hinterland with a population of 15,476,000 inhabitants and 1,162,000 companies (about a company for every 13 inhabitants!). This region, at least for the majority of its expanse, forms an exclusive potential market for the activities of Venice port.

Hinterland links
The availability of an efficient system of infrastructure linking the port with its hinterland represents an essential factor for the port to take full advantage of its geographical position and provide an excellent service to increase its market. Venice port is located at the centre of a vast system of infrastructure that is articulated and integrated in all ways possible to available transport. Various initiatives are in the phases of planning and progressive updating to develop the road, rail and waterway infrastructures to their full potential, as well as the airport system.

The road network
The road network allows direct arrival from Venice to the most important Italian and European cities. The state and provincial networks are also effective, easily connecting Venice to all Italian centres. The port sectors of the mainland are directly inserted in the road and motorway networks, while those in the historical centre must use Liberty Bridge, which are connected to a new junction positioned exclusively to serve them. The huge Veneto dry ports of Padova and Verona that form important traffic motor elements are functionally linked to Venice port. Important motorway and road modernization schemes have already been decided upon, among which, the Mestre by-pass, the Pedemontana mountain pass (used by small to medium companies in Vicenza and Treviso), the continuation of the Vicenza-Piovene-Rocchette, which will improve the regional transport system and accessibility to the port of call.

The raial network
Venice is on a dense rail network, almost all with double, electric tracks: links with the main Italian and European cities are direct. Service to regional centres is frequent, which in Venice province and in those of neighbouring areas are taking on metropolitan characteristics. Works are in progress or planned to double the congested lines and for the electrification of minor tracks, where this tracking system is not yet applied. The port zone is connected to the general network by means of vast rail parks for stopovers, exchanges or the training on completed trains. The commercial port avails of two railway stations: Venice-Santa Lucia and Venezia-Mestre and two sub-stations Venice-Marittima and Venice-Molo A. All the most important industrial locations of Porto Marghera are rail linked.  

The Padano-Veneto canal sistem
Venice is the only large Italian port located on the Padano Veneto canal system, which allows ECMT IV class river barges to reach important centres in Padana, such as Ferrara, Cremona and Mantova bringing about an important economy both in terms of operation costs, as well as external costs. The Po is fundamental to this system, navigable up to Cremona and linked to Venice port by the Po-Brondolo canal. The Fissero Tartara Canal Bianco Po di Levante Waterway runs parallel to the Po and linked to it since 2002. A vast program is in progress, financed by the State and the Emilia Romagna, Lombardy and Veneto regions, for the development of the Padana Veneto waterway system, recognised by law 380/90 of the preminent national interests.