General features of the port of Catania
The port of Catania has a total surface of one million sqm nearly (ground areas and bodies of water). The ground areas cover a surface of 470,000 sqm, the good stocking yards a surface of 280,000 sqm, the total lenght of the 26 operative births is 4,200 lm.The port of Catania is located right at the center of the Mediterranean basin, equidistant from the Suez Canal and Gibraltar and the European and the African ports. Its geographical privilege also reflects on its regional territory, as the port of Catania serves 6 provinces and their inhabitants. Other features are the polyvalence of activities performed in the port and its intermodal connection with the nearby highway junctions, railway and airport. These characteristics, duly enhanced and coordinated can consolidate the positive trend already achieved by the port activities, helping the port of Catania taking on a major and critical role in the development of the national, international and EU maritime traffic.