The ideal position in the Adriatic, on route between Northern Europe and Asia. The terminal run by Samer Seaports & Terminals Ltd. in the New Free Port area of the Trieste represents the hub for intense traffics. It is the pivot of the now universally recognised Highway of the Seas between Trieste and Turkey, specifically the ports of Pendik, on the Asiatic side of Istanbul, Cesme (Izmir) and Mersin, important crossroads for commerce with Asia Minor. The Riva Traiana terminal can be considered in the forefront. It is equipped with 3 ro-ro berths, a quay length of 870 m. and a parking area of 120.000 m2.
Exceptional transports are handled at the Frigomar heavy-lift terminal, one of the most important in the Adriatic for handling of cargoes of extraordinary dimensions, located in the Trieste Ship Canal. The terminal is equipped with a gigantic crane of 450 ton capacity, 2 special trailers of 600 ton capacity, a quay of 145 m. length, ample warehouses and automated refrigeration cells.