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18 July 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 13:13 GMT+2

March 26, 2019

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The ships Coast return to land regularly in the port of Genoa, where the company wants to realize a terminal cruises

This year, so as for 2020, 40 ports of call are previewed

After the transfer of the regular ports of call of own ships from the port of Genoa to that of Savona happened in 2004, that it is I keep on the inauguration of the new Palacrociere terminal in the savonese port(on 25 November 2003), up to now the units of the fleet of Costa Crociere were landed only occasionally in the port of the capital of Liguria, while from today - after beyond 14 years - the company it restores touched regular to Genoa.

This morning, in fact, it has reached in port the Costa Fortuna cruise ship, unit of 103 thousand tons of tonnage and the ability to 3.470 passengers, than until next 8 November the fridays for cruises of a week in the western Mediterranean will be to Genoa all. They will be in total 40 ports of call, of which 34 of Costa Fortuna to which they will join touched of others three ships of the fleet in spring and autumn, for about 170.000 enlivened passengers.

Costa Crociere has specified that today's one is alone the first step towards an ulterior consolidation of the presence of the company in the port of Genoa. Costa Crociere in fact has announced the confirmation of regular ports of call to Genoa also in 2020 when in place of Costa Fortuna will arrive Costa Pacifica (114,000 tons of tonnage and 3,780 passengers), than after the inaugural port of call on March 23, 2020 every friday in the chief town until next 13 will return November. The ports of call totals will remain 40, with an light increase in the forecasts of fleeting movements as a result of the employment of a ship of greater dimensions.

But the consolidation of Coast to Genoa, where the headquarters of the company are situated, will happen also with the planned realization in port of a new terminal that would come abreast in Liguria to the Palacrociere of Savona, that it is managed directly by Costa Crociere, and to the services to the crocieristi in the port of that Coast has in cargo from the slid spring(on 9 April 2018). "In our programs - the general manager of Costa Crociere has confirmed, Neil Palomba - there is in fact the construction of a new terminal cruises in the port of Genoa, for which we are continuing to work with the local institutions in order to identify the better solution. The new terminal of Genoa would go to come abreast to the Palacrociere of Savona, our main home port where we are carrying out important investments, and to La Spezia, where we have adjudicated ourselves in via preliminary matter, with to other companies, the concession for the management of the services cruises and the construction of a new terminal".

Altogether in the 2019 group Coast it will guarantee 243 ports of call to the ports of the Liguria, equivalents to about 1,2 million enlivened passengers: to 170 thousand crocieristi previewed to Genoa the 164 programmed ports of call for 750 thousand fleeting to Savona join in fact, than currently it is the main port of Coast in the world, and to the 50 fleeting ports of call for 250 thousand attended to La Spezia.

Commenting the return of regular landings place of ships of the Coast to the port of Genoa, the president of the Liguria Region, Giovanni Toti, has emphasized that "the crocieristico field is a fundamental asset in order to increase the presences in Liguria. After the extension of the presence of Coast until 2044 to Savona, the landing place to and now to Genoa - it has observed Toti - confirms the great engagement that Coast is putting, in continuous and fruitful collaboration with the local authorities to all the levels, in order to root and to upgrade its presence in particular in Liguria and, exactly, to Genoa, house of the company from more 70-year-old".

"Genoa and Savona - it has evidenced the president of the Authority of Harbour System of the Ligurian Sea Western, Paolo Emilio Signorini - for the crocieristico field represent a pole between largest of West Med and with Marseilles and Barcelona they have the possibility to still increase to the number of passengers thanks to the presence of the more important shipowning companies. Come Autorità di Sistema we intend to continue with the investments having as objective the increase of all the harbour basins and the relative traffics, with at the market crocieristico a punctual attention and in particular to the requirements of the operators and the demands for the meganavi and are working in order to improve the services is to Genoa that to Savona".

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