Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Water 2013-IT-91049-S 

The new port master plan and the new breakwater to improve the competitive position of the Genoa port as Southern gate of the European core network


The project aims to carry out preparatory studies to cover infrastructural, logistic and economic analysis, as well as the strategic environmental assessment for the development of the Port of Genoa.


The main part of the project will be dedicated to studies for a preliminary design of the Sampierdarena port basin’s new breakwater, allowing the new generation of mega-ships (18,000 - 22,000 TEUs) to enter the port. It will also separate the flows of large commercial ships from the other maritime traffic.


The project contributes to a larger development plan aiming to increase the capacity, efficiency, safety and interoperability of the Port of Genoa. The studies' outcomes will serve as a basis for the Port’s Master Plan and construction of the new breakwater.  



State of progress on 31 December 2014:
The studies have been launched and are ongoing.





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Total project cost covered by this Decision:


Percentage of EU support:


Studies: 50%

EU contribution: 




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Implementation schedule:

Start date: March 2014

End date: December 2015


Beneficiary & Implementing body:

 Genoa Port Authority


Additional information:

 European Commission, DG MOVE

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