Port of Pozzallo

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Port of Pozzallo
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Port of Pozzallo.
Location
Country Italy
Location Pozzallo, Province of Ragusa, Sicily
Coordinates 36°43′00″N 14°49′52″E / 36.71667°N 14.83111°E / 36.71667; 14.83111Coordinates: 36°43′00″N 14°49′52″E / 36.71667°N 14.83111°E / 36.71667; 14.83111
Details
Opened 1990s
Type of harbor Commercial and Passengers
Land area 80.000 sqm + 32.000 sqm
Piers 570m + 340m
Statistics
Annual cargo tonnage 1.5 million tonnes (2008)
Passenger traffic 166,406 (2008)
Website
http://www.portopozzallo.com/

The Port of Pozzallo is the major port of the province of Ragusa on the Mediterranean coast of Sicily and is one of the most important harbours on the island. The port was initially designed for a volume of goods of only 500.000 tons a year but today it has risen to over 1.500.000 tons. The port is located at the western end of Pozzallo, which is 50 nautical miles (93 km) from Malta. It is well placed for connections to north Africa.

History[edit]

The first steps in construction were taken by the authorities in 1935 in Pozzallo but the first structure was not built until 1960 when a pier was built for petrol products. The late 1980s saw building works started which were not completed until well into the 1990s.

Passenger service[edit]

There is a catamaran service to Malta which runs throughout the year. The journey takes 90 minutes.

Statistics[edit]

General statistics between 2006 - 2008
Year 2006 2007 2008
Goods* 1.266.852 1.514.755 1.521.095
Passengers 107.000 --- 166.406
* figures in tonnes

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