Transportation industry in Italy - Statistics & Facts
Transportation and logistics have been fundamental in Italy since the earliest times, with much of the infrastructure built by the Romans still in existence beneath the motorways of Italy today. Italy’s favorable position, in proximity to the Middle East and Africa, has also eased the development of the Italian transport industry, promoting it as a Euro-Mediterranean logistic platform for container handling, particularly for trade with northern and southern regions.
Currently the most used infrastructure for imports and exports are road infrastructures such as motorways and freight hubs. The Italian transportation industry offers a wide range of freight hubs including the freight hub of Orbassano and the freight hub of Verona, also known as "Quadrante Europa". According to official data, the share of goods imported extra-EU via road reached 68.1 percent in 2015.
Container traffic in Italy also shows a positive trend. Among the leading ten ports for container traffic in Italy, the port of Genoa handled more than 20 million containers in 2015. Along with the country's rail and road infrastructure, Italy could be considered a key player in the European transportation industry.
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