Naples, Castellammare di Stabia, Salerno
Port Network Authority of the Central Tyrrhenian Sea is the entity that manages the port territory. The ports of Naples, Salerno and Castellammare di Stabia belong to the Campanian port system. The authority is responsible for the strategy, planning, development, coordination, promotion and control of the port activities.
The Port of Naples, located in the center of the Mediterranean Sea, in the ideal route from Suez to Gibraltar, is among the principal harbors for commercial traffic and is experiencing a constant increase in its passenger traffic. From the touristic area of the Port, in the historical center of Naples, it connects, with fast boats and ferries, the islands of the Bay of Naples and Sorrento. Similarly, the archaeological sites of Pompeii, Herculaneum and the Phlegraean Fields can be easily reached from the port. In the cabotage sector the Port of Naples is a leader, representing 50% of the Italian trade. Moreover, it is a fundamental hub for the commercial and passenger traffic directed to the main islands (Sicily and Sardinia). The shipbuilding and the ship repair sector represent the industrial sector of the Neapolitan harbor, continuing to invest to improve the capacity and quality of the production.
The Port of Castellammare di Stabia centers its activity in the yachting and shipbuilding sectors, thanks to the historical existence of the “Fincantieri” factory. In the recent years, the area dedicated to yachting (mega and giga yacht) has experienced an important development thanks to the proximity with the coast of Sorrento and with the archaeological sites of Herculaneum and Pompeii that attract every year millions of tourists. The industrial activity represents a branch with a great economic and occupational value for the city. The production is being progressively oriented towards the construction of parts of military ships and ferries.
The Port of Salerno is connected with the world’s main areas, guaranteeing fast and multifunctional services. Thanks to the high ratio of traded goods and available spaces, Salerno is one of the most dynamic and efficient ports in Europe, representing an important hub of the Motorways of the Sea. It is among the principal regional ports in terms of trade of containers and among the first hubs for new cars. The commercial and passenger traffic are in constant growth thanks to the launch of new regular lines and to the modernization of the port infrastructures. The new passenger terminal, with the Maritime Station designed by the architect Zaha Hadid, is just a few steps away from the city. It is located in a touristic area with a great landscape, cultural, historical and archaeological value.