TRAVELLER'S GUIDE TO TRIESTE AND ITS RIVIERA   

 


 Port of Trieste

 Hafen von Triest

  



Structure
The port of Trieste is subdivided in five distinct free-trade points. P.F. Vecchio, P.F. Nuovo and Scalo Legnami are for commercial activities; P.F. mineral oils and P.F. Zaule canal are for industrial activities.

 

 

 


The port areas occupy 2,304,000 square metres in total, of which 1,613,500 are free-trade. The goods depot and storage areas occupy 925,000 square metres, of which 500,000 are covered. The total length of the wharfs are 12,128 metres with 47 operative moorings, of which 24 for conventional and multi-purpose ships, 11 for full-container ships, Ro-Ro and ferry, 5 berths for industrial use, 5 for oil ships and 2 for big passenger and cruise ships.
The container terminal (Molo VII) has a surface area of 356,870 square metres and will reach 400,000 when completed. At present it offers about 2,000 metres in length of operative berths with a depth of up to 17.7 metres. The handling capacity is about 240,000 teu and will be extended to over 400,000. The Riva Traiana ferry terminal has an operative berth of 200 metres in length with a depth of 12.2 metres and a storeyard of 35,000 square metres currently being extended to 70,000. The multi- purpose Adria Terminal has a berth of 463 metres in length, a draught of 10.5 and storage areas of about 70,000 square metres. At present it is being completed with a depot shed and three 16 ton cranes.
In the industrial traffic sector the Terminal dell' Oleodotto (transalpine oil pipeline), which serves Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic is of particular importance. It has an annual capacity of more than 50 million tons.

 



Traffic
In 1995 the total traffic of the port of Trieste reached 37,953,904 tons, of which 28,839,968 were petroleum and by-products. Container traffic was 151,630 teu, of which 73,762 units were lorries on board ferry boats and 110,954 were passengers.
Commercial traffic totalled 8,018,471 tons. Excluding about 3 million tons of coal in transit for the plants in Venice and Monfalcone, 52% of the average annual traffic in transit is to and from central Europe and 48% is to and from North Italy. 50% of this traffic is transported via rail, which makes Trieste one of the most important rail ports in southern Europe.
The European countries using the port of Trieste are in order of use Austria, North Italy, Hungary,  and ex Yugoslavia.

 



Shipping services
The shipping lines that call at Trieste connect the port with all the continents. There are 15 regular shipping lines on the Europe-North Africa-Near East route; 4 on the western and southern Africa route; 6 on the Red Sea-South-East Africa route; 9 on the Arabian Gulf-India-Far East route; 3 on the Central and South America route; 4 on the North America-Canada route; 2 on the Australia-New Zealand route. The lines refer to conventional, ferry, full container, Ro-Ro and multi-purpose typologies.
Of all the large European ports Trieste is the nearest to the Suez Canal, which has the advantage of reducing the connections with the Far East by 2000 miles in comparison to ports in northern Europe.

 



Customs regulations
The free port regime allows goods introduced via land, if coming from Italy or European Community countries, to be considered as definitively exported; if from other foreign countries, as in transit according to the foreign regime. Goods coming from abroad via sea can be freely shipped out again to their respective foreign destinations.
For imported goods special and exclusive regulations on customs credit are in force, for which payment of customs and excise duties can be spread over a period up to six months at a concessional annual interest rate.

 

 

 

Shipping Agents in Trieste          

 

 

AGENT

Fax

E-mail

ADRIA COSTANZI
via Einaudi, 3
040 368704
ADRIATICA
piazza Duca degli Abruzzi, 1/a
040 365015 -
ADRIATIC SHIPPING
via F. Venezian, 1
040 302155
AGEMAR
piazza Duca degli Abruzzi, 1/a
040 638172
AG. MARITT. ALTO ADRIATICO (A.M.A.A.) Srl
Galleria Protti, 2
040 3728085
AG. MARITT. GIULIANA S.A.S.
via Lazzaretto Vecchio, 9
040 304273
AG. MAR. MEDITERRANEA
via Milano, 4/1
040370328 general@medimare.it
AG. MAR. RIUNITE
viale Miramare, 5/b
040 4528033
AG. MAR. TRIESTINA
riva Grumula, 2
040 3182177
ALBATROS CONTAINERS
Zona Industriale Ovest - Riva G. da Verrazzano
040 380838
BILLITZ
via Geppa, 4
040 361819
COSULICH
piazza S. Antonio, 4
040 630844
GONDRAND
viale Miramare, 23
040 410877
GREENHAM
via Einaudi, 3
040 365988
GREENSISAM
piazza Scorcola, 1
040 3476228
HELLENIC PRODUCT & SERVICES Srl
Stazione Marittima, molo Bersaglieri
040 7606145 -
MAERSK ITALIA S.p.a.
via Paruta, 31a Mestre (VE)
041 989543
BARWIL MARTINOLI
riva Grumula, 2
040 3182177
M.&G. Srl
via Roma, 18
040 361981
MISSAGLIA VENTURA
piazza Venezia, 6
040 307666
NAVIMAR
via Geppa, 4
040 365445
O.PENSO Srl
piazza Hortis, 7/b
040 311027
PACORINI
via Caboto 19/2
040 828783
PARISI
viale Miramare, 5
040 44263
PRIOGLIO T.
via Ghega, 1
040 6728200
PROSPER
via Milano, 4/1
040 370328 -
SAMER & CO.
piazza Unità d'Italia, 7
040 67027300
SCAMAR
piazza Tommaseo, 2
040 367300
SCERNI
Riva Grumula, 2
040 310444 -
SE.PORT.
via della Rampa
040 313642
SUTES
viale Miramare, 9
040 414382
TARABOCCHIA
via Economo, 1
040 305828
TECNOMAR
piazza Scorcola, 1
040 3476292
THOS. CARR & SON
via Economo, 1
040 309945 -
TOPIC
via S. Nicolò, 7
040 368620
TRIMAR
via Roma, 18
040 361981
TRIPCOVICH
via Einaudi, 1
040 3799229
WETZLER
via Ghega, 1
040 368896
ZANGRANDO
riva Nazario Sauro, 2
040 307412

 
 

Trieste and its Riviera
Weather and Climate
Imperial Castle Miramare
Castle Duino - Rilke's Promenade
Muggia and its Castle
Grotto Gigante- Giant Grotto
Harbour of Triest
K.u.K. Trieste 1912
in the Outskirts
Beaches
Cafés of Trieste
for Gourmets
Roman Forum of Aquileia
Sunny Island Grado

 

History


The history of Trieste is also the history of its port whose historical events have accompanied the development of the town. In 1719 the Emperor of Austria, Carlo VI declared Trieste a free port. This characteristic marked the beginning of great development of the town and its port of call, which acquired the function of trading port. The opening of the Suez Canal in 1869 contributed towards valuing the role of the port as an access point for the central European market along the Far East traffic routes.
The privileges attracted a large number of merchants and operators, particularly from the Near East, whose presence gave the town its typical cosmopolitan nature. Trieste changed gradually from a trading port to a transit port. The institution of the free port, even through various events, remained intact: acknowledged by Italy in 1919 with the San Germano Treaty, it was reconfirmed with the Peace Treaty of 1947 and then acknowledged in article 234 of the EEC constitutional act.