After 100 days of work and an investment of ~EUR 1.9 million, the first temporary landing place for cruise ships along with the passenger reception and management terminal were inaugurated last week at Marghera's (Venice, Italy) Liguria quay.
Fulvio Lino Di Blasio (President of the Port Authority), Enrico Giovannini (Minister of Sustainable Infrastructures and Mobility) and Luca Zaia (governor of Veneto) participated in the official ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The berth is now operational (from Saturday, April 9) and expected to welcome 32 large cruise liners during the current year, approaching the others planned in the other cruise terminals.
The intervention made possible the execution of civil works, the installation of systems/functional adaptation works of the moorings/yards in the final part via Banchina dell’Azoto. The following step in the time schedule provides the adaptation by April 30 of the Banchina Lombardia landing stage and the conclusion of the nautical accessibility study of the Malamocco-Marghera Canal (September 2022).
The approval of the North Canal's feasibility project is expected within the year, with the first provisional berth to be delivered by 2023.