La Spezia Port Authority manages the port activities and the maritime property area inside the Gulf of La Spezia. The Port of La Spezia is one of the most important container ports in the Med. In Italy it’s the second port in importance for direct call services and for serving the north Italian markets: this thanks to its technology, efficiency, quality of services and constant innovation.
The port today is involved and operates successfully in different commodities: container traffic, liquid & dry bulk and general cargoes as well. The port of La Spezia, thanks to a modern regassification plant managed by GNL Italia, imports every year liquid natural gas from north Africa. The terminal’s main aim is to serve the domestic Italian market.
In 2014 the port achieved a throughput of 15,7 million tons and a traffic of 1.303.017 TEUs. The port of La Spezia moves more than 35% of container traffic by rail, qualifying as the port with the highest percentage of intermodal transport on a national and European level.
Concerning the new TEN-T network, the port of La Spezia is a Core Port in the new TEN-T Core Network and it is included in the Corridor Scandinavian - Mediterranean. The Port Authority is very active in european projects related to transport, logistic and environmental sector. La Spezia Port Authority is the coordinator of WiderMoS, funded in the TEN-T MOS 2012 programme.