Celebrating Italy, the boatbuilding pioneers

Aug 10, 2022 228

Italy is a country with over 7500km (4723 miles) of coastline. It’s no surprise that it has some serious shipping pedigree. With ferry connections to Italy, Albania, Greece and even Barcelona, Spain, Italy’s relationship with the sea is strong. In the past, Italy’s heritage was around its massive boatbuilding ports: boats that would make up hardy ferries and military vessels.

That figure is set to rise. Italy’s boat export rate is also skyrocketing, rising to 86 percent in 2021. Alongside this, however, is an understanding that market growth doesn’t come without environmental responsibility, especially given this year's damning IPCC report calling for solutions to address the climate crisis, and fast.

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SOURCE: https://www.bbc.com

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