Cala del Forte’s Latest News

Founded in 2002 by the city-state of Monaco, Monaco Ports (SEPM), manages the ports of the Principality (Hercule and Fontvielle) as well as the new floating breakwater.

In 2016, in response to the ever-increasing demand for yacht berths and saturation in the ports of the Principality, Monaco Ports decided create SMIP (Société Monégasque Internationale Portuaire) and purchased the nearby port of Cala del Forte in Ventimiglia (IM).

The project was born from a desire to expand the company, but also aimed to push cross-border collaboration, create new jobs and demonstrate the company’s philosophy of sustainable port management, ecological responsibility, hospitality, service and security.


Two months after our last status report, work has pursued steadily in order to respect the strict time schedule regarding on-land and maritime works in Cala del Forte. During the summer, the construction team has been able to advance ahead of schedule in regards to the hillside consolidation.

Maritime works:

  • Construction of the breakwater and outer walls have now been fully completed.
  • One of the three MT/LT transformer cabins has been installed.
  • The structures of the ‘honor quay’ and the two outer jetties are now complete.


Works that are currently underway include:

  • The laying of ‘Pontile B’ dock;
  • Installation of the technical infrastructure within the central jetty and ‘honor quay’;
  • Construction of the Fuel distribution dock;
  • Dredging and leveling to the final depth within all zones of the marina;

Currently, 80% of the maritime works can be considered completed.

All maritime works are on schedule in regards to the time schedule.

On-Land Works:

Construction of the buildings that shall house the future shops and parking lots began in March 2018.

The works are advancing in concordance with the construction timetable.

The harbor office is currently in the advanced design phase and a public tender for its entire construction shall be held during the autumn of 2018.

Slope consolidation:

The final details and botanic preparation are being made along the northern slope surrounding Cala del Forte. Approximately 90% of the slope consolidation can now be considered completed.

These works are about a month ahead of schedule in regards to the construction timetable.

Urban works within Ventimiglia:

Urbanization works (Lotto A) shall include the redevelopment of various zones surrounding the port and along the access routes to Cala del Forte.

Works shall include:

  • the renovation of Marconi Promenade (Lungomare)
  • The renovation of Via Trossarelli
  • The renovation of Piazza Costituente
  • and the renewal of the tunnel of the Scoglietti, that is the main access route to the Marina.

Lotto B shall also include the fitting out of the roof garden and parking above the shops and parking.

Once the authorizations are received, a public tender shall be held in order to commence construction of the Urbanistic works by year’s end.

Elevator between Scoglietti tunnel and the old city (Ventimiglia Alta):

  • The executive project has been submitted and we are awaiting the validation of the Municipality of Ventimiglia.
  • A public tender to undertake the works shall be launched upon receipt of the necessary authorizations.


5th September: Monaco Yacht Show will be from 26-29th September

We are delighted to inform you that we shall be present at the Monaco Yacht Show from September 26th to 29th 2018. on Quai Hirondelle booth # QH11, next to our head office in the Capitanerie of Port Hercules.

We look forward to welcoming you and presenting Monaco’s newest marina, Cala del Forte – Ventimiglia.

·      Longest concession in the Mediterranean

·      Brand new marina built to the same standards as Monaco

·      Only 7,9 Nautical Miles from the Principality

·      Berths for sale on the basis of long-term leases (40 years)

Please contact our harbourmaster Marco Cornacchia ( or our sales director Jordan Waugh ( to make an appointment.   


In the three months since our last status report,

works in Cala del Forte have followed our strict construction

timetable and the marina remains on track for delivery in the

second half of 2019, so much so that our teams shall even

be able to take a much needed break from August 10th

to August 19th 2018.

The breakwater wall: The large breakwater and 7.20 meter wall has been completed as well as the levelling of the road on the inside of the protected basin. With the main walls completed, work has proceeded at an increased pace inside the protected harbor.

Central Jetty (Molo Onore): The central dock that shall soon accommodate the capitanerie is undergoing final steps before being paved. The electrical and technical elements have been installed and steel-reinforced concrete is being poured.


Pontile B: The concrete caissons for ‘Pontile B’ have been installed and works are currently underway in order to complete the transverse structure of the dock. 

Fuel dock In order to accommodate the increased fuel distribution capacity of 150,000 lt., the end of “Banchina F” has undergone excavation and our team is currently installing the cement caisson boxes that shall house the fuel tanks.

19th of July 2018 LAND STATUS UPDATE

This is an exciting moment for Cala del Forte as after many months of incessant work on elements that are not always visible from above the water, the vertical elements that will constitute the shops and parking units have finally taken shape.

Eastern shop units: At the stem of the large breakwater the foundations and steel structures that shall reinforce the vertical walls have been installed. These are the foundations of the future gallery that shall house many shops, boutiques and restaurants that are already, for a large part, reserved.

A few shop spaces are still available and any interest should be directed to our Harbourmaster Marco Cornacchia:

On the Western slope: After completing the substantial task of securing the hillside with reinforced terraces, final details are currently underway for the soon-to-be green hillside, including the automatic irrigation system.

12th of July 2018 - Meet the Cala del Forte team

At Cala del Forte, Monaco Ports' new marina,  we take our mission seriously and have built a team that reflects our commitment to the values we strive to uphold: security, integrity, service and sustainability - each inspired by Monaco Ports' unmatched vision and experience.


From left to right: Jordan Waugh, Sales Director of Cala del Forte; Olivier Imperti, CFO of Ports of Monaco; Daniel Realini, Deputy General Manager of Ports of Monaco; Gian Battista Borea d'Olmo, General Manager of Ports of Monaco and CEO of Cala del Forte;  Aleco Keusseoglou, executive chairman of Ports of Monaco and Cala del Forte; Max Procopio, press officer of Cala del Forte; Marco Cornacchia harbourmaster of Cala del Forte.


We can't wait to welcome you to Cala del Forte, where our experience and values are finally taking form!

18th of April 2018 Status Update

Mr. Marco Cornacchia, Cala del Forte’s harbourmaster, announced that all the construction works for Monaco’s newest marina are proceeding on schedule.  The marina is slated for completion by the 2nd half of 2019.

 The status report of the major works include:

  • The harbor wall & breakwater: The construction of the breakwater and adjoining stilling basin is 90% completed with all work scheduled for completion by June 2018.


  • Central Jetty: The steel reinforced concrete caissons for ‘Pontile B’ are being built on site along with the platform slabs.  These elements will form the road access to the harbour office and the adjoining piers.  This work is 80% realized and is scheduled for completion in June of 2018.


  • Bank Reinforcement: Pillars 2-14 have been successfully completed along with concrete edging and gutters. The work is due for completion in June of 2018.


  • Commercial Activity: Berth sales are exceeding expectations and opportunities are now available for a variety of commercial activities within the new marina.


Cala del Forte is on schedule for full completion in second half of 2019.

14th of April 2017: Berth sales begin

A limited number of berths – ranging in size from 10 to 60 meters – is now available to those seeking an investment opportunity in one of Monaco Ports most sensational development projects.

The sales team is available to answer your questions and provide further information regarding prices and availability.

Just fill out the contact form here or contact us at +377 97 77 48 00.

13th of April 2017: Status update

The construction is on schedule for full delivery in the 2nd half of 2019.

Current on-going works include:

Correcting the armourstones above water on the counter-jetty: replacement of the blocs that do not meet conformity, reorganization and consolidation of the blocs – end of task by mid-April 2017.

Mending of the alveoles: correcting the granulometry of the fill material in order to meet compliance and filling the pitches with concrete – task to be completed by the end of April 2017.

Dredging respectively excavation and removal of the old breakwater digue. Correcting the concrete work and base joint along the main harbour wall – task to be completed by the end of April 2017.

Scheduled works contain:

Cement-injection reinforcement and consolidation of the lower section of the main harbour wall. Completion of task by the end of July 2017.

Correcting the armourstones on the main-jetty: replacement of the blocs that do not meet conformity, reorganization and consolidation of the blocs – task to be completed by the end of June 2017.

Completion of the counter-jetty wall – works to take place from mid-April until the end of June 2017.

Reinforcing and securing of the north slope terrain: Works to begin in June 2017.

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