For 2021, ports in Italy handled 11.3 million TEU, a rise of 4% year-on-year. Of that total, Adriatic ports accounted for 16%, with their numbers down by 1%. West Italian coastlines (including Sardinia and Sicily) are responsible for 84% and their total grew by 7%. On the port basis, the results are very mixed, with some growing substantially and others shrinking. Volumes at the country’s largest outlet, Gioia Tauro, contracted by 1%, whilst numbers two and three, Genoa and La Spezia, grew by 9% and 17% respectively. Yilport-operated Taranto, which restarted operations in 2020, doubled its throughput, but still handled only 11,800 TEU.