Port of Pozzallo
|Port of Pozzallo|
Port of Pozzallo.
|Location||Pozzallo, Province of Ragusa, Sicily|
|Type of harbor||Commercial and Passengers|
|Land area||80.000 sqm + 32.000 sqm|
|Piers||570m + 340m|
|Annual cargo tonnage||1.5 million tonnes (2008)|
|Passenger traffic||166,406 (2008)|
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.
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.
- * figures in tonnes