Port of Pescara
The port of Pescara is an Italian
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 port on the Adriatic Sea
Adriatic Sea
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 at the mouth of the River Pescara in the city of Pescara
Pescara is the capital city of the Province of Pescara, in the Abruzzo region of Italy. As of January 1, 2007 it was the most populated city within Abruzzo at 123,059 residents, 400,000 with the surrounding metropolitan area...

. It is located at latitude 28.14 north and longitude 42 ° 14 ° 13 ', 78 East


He was born in the early twentieth century, designed by engineer Thomas Mati end 800, revised in 1908 by Ing. Cat (but already in Roman times was an important port on the strategic position of the city of Pescara). The port of Pescara was conceived mainly as a staging area for use by numerous local fishing fleet, which had laid the foundations in the river in the second half of the 800. This project was created at the request of the navy to remedy the low water depths at the mouth of the river and the need to create an entry into deeper water and therefore safer. Thus was born the port-channel, with two moles guardians and 500 meters north-east, on stilts. Initially the airport in Pescara is equipped for small and medium tonnage ships, in addition to providing support to the fishing activities that were already active in the central Adriatic. The port immediately showed signs of development beginning the economic growth of the city. During the First World War, the airport recorded a setback due to the almost total lack of commercial traffic caused by the presence of the Austrian Navy in the Adriatic. In the period between the two world wars, the port of Pescara got high points of development, in line with the phenomenal growth of the city, making it the busiest port of Ancona
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 and Bari
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. During the Second World War in the spring of 1944, the port was almost completely destroyed by the Germans in retreat from the city. In the post-war reconstruction projects were advanced, platforms were designed to provide a better commercial port, and backdrops were designed around 5 meters. With the increase of trade, due to the economic boom of those years, surfaced the problem of too shallow for vessels of larger tonnage due to siltation and mud carried by the river Pescara. It solved the problem using periodic dredging of the seabed of the port-channel.

The marina and the backdrop of the Gran Sasso of Italy

In the 80's, a group of entrepreneurs citizens suggested the municipal plan for a marina with related facilities to support recreation and navigation. It was born a modern marina which has moorings and advanced shipbuilding facilities. The port of Pescara is the third marina in Italy for the number of berths after Savona
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 and Naples
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. For some years been honored with the European Union Blue Flag for the quality of services offered.

Activities of the port

In the harbor you distinguish the following tasks:
  • Fishing: restricted to some parts of north and south shore of the channel.
  • Boating: reserved to the quay north, in the sections under concession to the "Yacht Club", the "Rowing Club" The Pescarina '"and the tourist port" Marina di Pescara ", placed at the head of the southern mouth of the river.
  • Commercial facilities on the south bank of the channel upstream of docking vessels (liquid and solid bulk cargo).
  • Passengers: reserved, set periods, to the south bank of the channel and berth destined for motorboats (currently suspended).

Problems relating to the seabed and destinations

Comparison with other ports in the Adriatic Sea, the port of Pescara has not been very productive development both in terms of tourism, and freight, all of which is due to the problem of too shallow to prevent the landing of ships including tourist largest tonnage; also another problem is due to the silting of the river Pescara mud transported by boats that have forced several times to the direction of the port dredging expensive, so these problems have led to repercussions with regard to tourism, because the company Italian maritime Snav that connected the city of Abruzzo in Split in Croatia with small modern hydrofoils, has decided to move to the Port of Ortona thus depriving the city of the maritime tourism an important link.

Future development and modernization work

To solve the problem of silting harbor was provisionally appointed a specialist company in Venice, which it picked up the mud spilled into the open sea, but the future of the port will depend very much also from the recovery of the former fruit and vegetable market now COFA abandoned, because the Chamber of Commerce of Pescara has purchased the former COFA and adjacent areas that will be retrieved and used for tourist accommodation facilities, fairs and trade also carried out work that will include the construction of a heliport in the marina, interventions to improve the internal structures of the harbor, dredging operations of the docks, the breakwater and restore the seabed and also even the extension of existing docks to permit mooring of large vessels safely on a depth of about 9 meters.

Features and technical data

  • Total area of ​​Marina di Pescara

over 200,000 square meters.
  • Seabed:Mud and sand
  • Depth Depth:shore fishing: 0.50 to 3 m
  • Commercial harbor pier: 5 m
  • docks dock east: 7 m
  • Surface yards commercial docks: sqm. 15,000, dock port of the east: sqm. 47,000
  • Moorings and Docks features:
  • 2 dedicated to fishing piers with 92 mooring points
  • South quay length (including commercial dock): 885 meters
  • North quay length: 590 meters
  • length of the east dock docks: 420 total yards (220 m wharf, quay 200 m east)
  • Additional Features
  • Water surface: square meters. 105,000
  • Berths Ro / Ro: No 2 docks at the new quay
  • Parking vehicles awaiting loading: Port area adjacent to the Maritime Station
  • Access time:
  • daylight hours for units of more than 150 tonnes, continuing for the other

Services and Facilities:
  • Police
  • Financial Police
  • Coast Guard
  • No. 4 fuel oil distributors
  • mobile crane 37, 70 and 120 t
  • slipway
  • repairs wooden boats
  • workshops nautical
  • pilotage
  • mooring
  • divers
  • weather support and radar;
  • 24 hours of radio listening 24 VHF channels 6, 16
  • fire fighting and pollution
  • slipway / launching
  • Mooring of dead body;
  • mooring and monitoring service 24 hours by 24
  • the dock: drinking water and non-electricity, lighting, showers and toilets, garage
  • lubricants and S.I.F.
  • board services (Bunkering, galley, laundry, a sailor on board, recovered at sea)
  • Freight and passenger traffic data

These are the data on the goods and passengers for the year 2010

  • Petrol ecological 2264.026 tons.
  • 20533.665 tons diesel.
  • Sansa exhausted 2630.00 tons.
  • 12485.37 ton coils.
  • 2800 ton tanks.
  • 1988.160 tons metal pipes.
  • Passengers disembarked 11525
  • Passengers boarded 11935
  • Car landed 1871
  • Cars loaded 2086
  • Camper Caravan landed 58
  • Campers caravans loaded 78
  • Motorcycles landed 147
  • Moto shipped 198

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