Last summer was another successful season for the ferry traffic in the port of Ancona, Italy.
Over 650,000 cruise and ferry passengers had been handled from the beginning of June to the end of August, of which 281,008 were embarked and 328,887 disembarked.
Ferries transported 600,678 passengers while cruise vessels further handled 51,000 units.
In June 88,758 ferry passengers transited through the port of Ancona, 207,319 in July and 304,601 in August.
“Maritime traffic in the port is strengthening both in terms of passengers handled and ship calls” said Rodolfo Giampieri, head of the local port authority. “Being positioned at the heart of the Adriatic Sea and the Adriatic-Ionian macro-region is a key factor for the port to play a central role on the maritime links to and from the Balkans”.