Stazioni Maritime of Genoa, one of the most important ro-pax terminals of Italy, closed the past year with a total throughput of 3,091,845 passengers (+2.9%), of which 1,011,398 from cruise vessels (+9.3%) and 2,080,447 from ferries (+0.1%).
As for the ferry market, the traffic to and from Sardinia and North Africa slowed down (respectively -67,000 and -15,000 pax), while it increased on the routes to Sicily (+15,000) and Corsica (+70,500 pax).
The cargo flows improved, with 1,879,951 lane metres handled in 2018.
Genoa ferry passenger numbers in detail:
- Tirrenia CIN 559,877
- Moby 509,004
- Grandi Navi Veloci 892,922
- Algerie Ferries 5,621.
- Cotunav 113,023
The traffic forecasts for 2019 are stable for ferries, while cruise passengers are expected to increase to 1,350,000 units.