Very positive numbers for the Port of Civitavecchia from the latest projections announced these days in Miami during the Seatrade Cruise Global, the most important international fair in the cruise industry.

Civitavecchia has confirmed its position as the first Italian port again in 2018, with 2,427,000 passengers (+10.69% compared to 2017) followed by Venice with 1,449,000 passengers (+0.16% compared to 2017), and Genoa with 1,023,000 passengers (+10.62% compared to 2017).

A positive trend involving all Italian ports: also the port of Naples is showing growing numbers with 986,000 (+0.41%), Savona with 963,000 (+12.74%), Livorno with 724.000 (+3.66%), Palermo (+13.85%), Bari (+29.82%), La Spezia (-12.77%) and Messina (-10.80%).

The Port of Civitavecchia has confirmed its position as the first Italian port in terms of cruise traffic again in 2018

The Port of Civitavecchia has confirmed its position as the first Italian port in terms of cruise traffic again in 2018

 “Italy's cruise industry has risen and is now in line with the international trend, showing a constant growth. Projections for 2018 indicate an increase of 7.3% in terms of passenger traffic in the Italian ports: a positive result due mostly to the new units of the MSC Cruise fleet”

Sergio Senesi, president of Cemar Agency Network (Genoa)

After a drop in 2017, projections show now a recovery in terms of passenger traffic for 2018 in all Italian ports: 10,859,000 unità (+7.30% compared to 10,120,279 pax in 2017), despite a small drop in ships down to 4,564 units (-0.54% compared to 4,589).

In addition, there will be 141 (comapred to 138 in 2017) ships from 46 different companies navigating Italian waters. The first estimates for 2019 are also very good with a further and significant growth in the cruise industry in Italy with 11,400,000 passengers (+5.5%).

Source AdnKronos, 60/03/2018 (Rome).

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