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APMT's Vado Gateway box terminal opens in Ligurian region of Italy

APM terminals (APMT) has opened its Vado Gateway facility in Italy that has an annual container handling capacity of 900,000 TEU, including 250 000 TEU in the dedicated reefer terminal, enabling the port to handle one million TEU

18 December 2019 - 19:00

APM terminals (APMT) has opened its Vado Gateway facility in Italy that has an annual container handling capacity of 900,000 TEU, including 250 000 TEU in the dedicated reefer terminal, enabling the port to handle one million TEU.

The facility boasts automated yard operations and, in the first phase, a 450-metre quay with a depth alongside of 17.25 metres. In July next year, the quay will be 700 metres, reported UK's The Loadstar.



The facility launches operations with two new shipping services from parent company Maersk in February, the ME2, connecting the Mediterranean to the Middle East and India, and the MMX, connecting the Mediterranean to North America.



APMT chief executive Morten Engelstoft said: 'Strengthening our presence in Vado Ligure reaffirms our commitment to the region and the role it plays on the European logistics map. Vado Gateway is an important part of AP Moller-Maersk's overall ambition and strategy to become an integrated container logistics company.'



The terminal will also look to maximise intermodal links into the central European hinterland and will begin operating between four and five trains to intermodal hubs including Milan and Padova.



The facility is 50.1 per cent owned by APMT, with Cosco Shipping Ports holding 40 per cent and Qingdao Port International the remaining 9.9 per cent as part of China's European Belt and Road investment programme.


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