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Venice’s unique structure has led to the need for specific forms of maintenance, mostly related to the city’s numerous canals. Dredging, wall repair and bridge maintenance are all a priority in Venice. In addition, the city offers unique services, such as the ACTV vaporetti. The vaporetti work like buses in other major cities, but are unique to Venice in their use of the city’s canals.

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Cargo on approach to Port of Venice

Venice boasts one of Europe's top ports for break bulk and project cargo traffic. [1] Venice is considered one of the major ports in Europe for general cargo traffic. Import primarily consists of iron, steel, and marble, while exports are especially represented by project cargo. Venice serves as one of the important points of cargo transfer on the Adriatic Sea.

The base of Venice's economy always has been maritime trade and the Port of Venice has become a center for trade between Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. [2] As a result, shipbuilding has ..→


Did you know...

  • ... that there are over 200 canals in Venice?
  • ... that Venice's sewage system was once the most advance in the world?
  • ... work on the Port of Maghera once caused Venice to sink?

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