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Our history begins on 1st June, 1937, when the Portabagagli of the Port of Venice group was founded due to the issue of a royal decree establishing the necessity of ruling the porterage service for all ships moored at the port of Venice.

These were the years of the big merchant ships and of the ocean liners transporting passengers beside goods; the years of migrants, crossing the ocean seeking their fortune in the Americas; the years of the birth of the elite tourism, heir of the 1800’s Grand Tour. The port of Venice became one of the liveliest place in the city and the Group got involved in that flourishing period.

From 1937 to our days
The Cooperativa Portabagagli del Porto boasts a 79-year-long history and is one of the oldest institutions in the lagoon.

Discover through the pictures in our photo gallery how our job and the cruise port have changed over the years.