There are two main ways for a port to face the long-term increase in freight demand: a better usage of the current available port land or an enlargement to new port areas. Within this second solution is included the movement outside of the port’s borders of some activities currently carried out in the port, but not directly connected with the loading or unloading of goods. This relieves the territory and the port itself of the negative consequences (represented by the occupancy of scarce resources, such as the port areas) resulting from increased time and costs due to the handling of goods taking space and time from more value added activities and from the negative externalities associated with the presence of the port industry highly impacting the city fabric (such as congestion, atmospheric and acoustic pollution and space taken away from the city). This is the situation of the port of Genoa, where the particular orographic configuration of the territory and a large urbanization of the immediate proximity of the port property have forced the Genoa Port Authority to look for more space in the hinterland in order to manage the import/export of goods in the most efficient and effective way possible. This paper examines the case study of the Rivalta Scrivia dry port, located 75 km from Genoa along the railway line that links the Ligurian capital with the reference market. The need for more space at the service of Genoa port is confirmed by the analysis of the port demand, including both current and forecasted container traffic.
The expansion of the port of Genoa: the Rivalta Scrivia dry port / Caballini, C.; Gattorna, E.. - In: TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS BULLETIN FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC. - ISSN 0252-4392. - 78(2009), pp. 73-86.
|Titolo:||The expansion of the port of Genoa: the Rivalta Scrivia dry port|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|