Albania enjoys a favorable geographic position and has the potential to take an important place in the development of marine activities (cruise, fishing, shipbuilding and repair, tourist cruise etc.).
The maritime sector in Albania is marking significant growth in recent years, as a source of economic development and international cooperation of the country. In this sector is mainly engaged in shipping, that of goods and passengers.
INSTAT data shows that for the last year the transport volumes in the 4 Albanian ports have increased by 7.1% and the number of passenger movements with this passenger transport has increased by 16.9% compared to the previous year.
Significant figures in this transport also record the exports of goods, 62.8% of exports carry through shipping and 48.6% of imports through this transport.
While the investments undertaken by the government in cooperation with donors in the development of maritime ports and facilitating policies for entrepreneurship in this sector are expected to further increase the contribution of the maritime sector to the country’s economy.
News Source: ATA