Stretching down into the geographic center of the Mediterranean Sea on a peninsula with 7,900 km of coastline, Italy’s extensive history as a maritime nation has enabled it to develop one of the most mature and established infrastructure networks in Europe to facilitate ocean trade along routes between Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

With 14 major port locations situated along five different seas, and a total cargo throughput of 490 million tons in 2022, Italy comfortably ranks in the top three EU nations for both GDP and exports. Offering a viable alternative to the ports of Northern Europe, Italy can be leveraged as a transshipment hub for faster access to markets in Eastern and Central Europe, the Middle East, and Northern Africa.

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