Top Quality Service and an Experienced Workforce Since 1928

Operating in the ship repair industry since 1928, San Giorgio del Porto S.p.A. (SGdP) is an historic shipyard with state-of-the-art facilities. The yard boasts an impressive portfolio which includes some of the most well-known clients and prestigious shipowners from all over the world.

SGdP employs around 160 people and with its staff of naval architects, mechanical engineers, skilled workers and emergency response teams made up of specialised technicians, it is able to offer assistance to any vessel anywhere in the world. SGdP’s expert staff and skilled workers are able to meet the highest customer expectations, carrying out all repairs and conversions in accordance with all the rules set by the relevant Classification Societies, most of which have offices in Genoa.

The shipyard is located close to the city centre and the airport, ensuring customers a range of hotels within walking distance or with easy transfer, saving both time and money.
SGdP, alongside its French sister company, Chantier Naval de Marseille (CNdM), operates a total of eight dry docks and over 2 km of equipped repair quays. It is capable of handling the largest of vessels and is perfectly positioned to support all the needs of the maritime sector, from cruise and offshore to LNG and cargo, providing specialised services and assistance 24/7/365.

San Giorgio del Porto was founded in Genoa in 1928 as a ship maintenance workshop by Ferdinando Garrè, who went by the same name as the current CEO. Due to bombing that destroyed the workshops during World War II, the shipyard was forced to relocate to northern Italy, where it engaged in the production of agricultural equipment. It was only after the end of the war that SGdP was able to return to Genoa. Over the years, it has expanded its range of activities to include ship conversion.

While in the early years the shipyard was primarily focused on routine maintenance and repair operations (engaging in three main types of activity: mechanical, metal carpentry, and structural engineering), it entered a glorious post-war decade in the 1950s.

In those days, the shipyard was involved in a little-known area – that of vessel transformation. The company worked steadily in this sector until the 1980s.
After the shipbuilding industry entered a period of crisis, SGdP evolved to meet changes and new challenges in its range of operations. The company decided to focus on advanced engineering, safety, environmental issues and new business segments.

A one-stop shop for repair, conversion and refitting operations in the shipping industry

San Giorgio del Porto, together with its sister company, Chantier Naval de Marseille (CNdM), is a one-stop shop for repair, conversion and refitting operations in the shipping industry.


Thanks to over 90 years of experience, and a staff comprising naval architects, mechanical engineers, highly skilled workers and emergency response teams trained by specialised technicians, today San Giorgio del Porto is a leading Mediterranean shipyard capable of assisting any type of vessel (cruiser, offshore, chemical or gas carrier, military ship, etc.) anywhere in the world.

Ship Repair and Maintenance

Ship repair and maintenance form the core business of the two yards: from mid-range ships to the giants of the sea, SGdP has the facilities, the teams and the technical know-how to carry out any kind of repair.

Specialised Services

With selected qualified service providers, SGdP is able to carry out electrical works, the overhaul and repair of electric motors, and all kinds of work on vessel propulsion, ranging from the removal of tail shafts and rudders to the complete overhaul of thrusters or azipods.

Refitting Services

Fully customised refitting services and conversion work can be carried out in order to give a new look to an old vessel, renew or revamp existing areas, boost a ship’s capacity or improve its efficiency.

Painting and Washing Technologies

SGdP has strong expertise in applying and using all types of paint and the latest washing and dustless technologies, such as robotic hydro-blasting with ultra-high-pressure water cleaning (up to 3,000 bar) for hull or deck treatment. The yard also carries out other services such as tank coating.

San Giorgio del Porto gives high priority to health, safety, security and environmental protection

Strongly committed to QHSSE, SGdP and CNdM recognise the importance of ensuring high quality standards. Providing a safe and healthy working environment for site staff and partner organisations is considered a primary objective.

The shipyards’ operations take place in an environment where a broad range of inter-related activities is required. Extensive experience acquired over the years has allowed them to devise and implement a comprehensive QHSSE system.

Staff are qualified by GTT to manage LNG membrane type repairs and, through carefully selected qualified service providers and an extensive network of subcontractors, both companies offer a full range of specialised activities, including membrane tank testing, cryogenic piping, and valve and pump overhauls.


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Here following the Company's Ethic Code


As a minimum, the shipyards ensure that the necessary priority actions described below are fulfilled in order to optimise the activity monitoring of the project and to be more efficient in achieving higher standards, both in direct and indirect specific processes and in the general management of each project:

  • Comply with all applicable laws and regulations within the country of our operation, with particular reference to regulations and quality standards.
  • Perform all activities in a manner conducive to safe work practices and which avoids risk to our employees, neighbours and the environment.
  • Optimise the organisational system, which should consist of an appropriate team in terms of size and technical-professional capabilities required to achieve all targets established by the Scope of Work.
  • Guarantee that all managers, co-ordinators, controllers and operational centres fulfil their duties in respect of the requirements defined by the Project Management System and, in general, by the contractor’s QHSSE Management System.
  • Develop a motivated and high-quality group within an environment that promotes talent, creativity and mutual respect for greater professionalism, also through ongoing training and work ethic comparison that identifies the values and wishes of individuals.
  • Guarantee the improvement of services and management methods, and also arrange inter-disciplinary meetings at the end of the project in order to evaluate management results and single disciplines.



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San Giorgio del Porto

Calata Boccardo, 8
16128 Genova (Italy)
Phone: +39 010 251561