Last 3 ship-to-shore cranes arrive at Vado Gateway Terminal

The Vado Gateway terminal is on schedule to open on 12 December 2019. Thanks to its 700 m deep-sea berth, ideal for latest ULCS vessels, and to the automated gate and stacking area, Vado Gateway will be the newest logistic gateway in Italy as well as in Central European market. 

The Vado Port System is made up of two well integrated terminals: APM Terminals' existing Reefer Terminal and its new semi-automated terminal called Vado Gateway.

In 2019 the two integrated terminals will offer the first semi-automated port and fully-automated gate and stacking yard in Italy. The Vado Ligure Port Complex will be one of the most competitive terminals in Europe, combining innovation, automation, intermodal connectivity and the ability to offer fully integrated and complex services such as cold storage, project cargo, Ro-Ro and intermodal transport.

A new off-dock rail facility for both port terminals (4 lanes, 450m length)will provide rapid access to central and northern Europe such as Switzerland, Germany and France, as well as regions in Northern Italy, such as Lombardy, Piedmont, Veneto and Emilia-Romagna. The facility has the capacity for 14 trains per day.

On completion the integrated Vado Ligure Port complex will be accessible via 14 reversible gate lanes. Maximum efficiency and short truck-turn-times of around 30 minutes will be achieved using a truck appointment system which is fully integrated with Terminal Operating System. As trucks arrive at the port, the license plate of the vehicle and the container number will be registered using optical character recognition (OCR). If all previously submitted documentation is complete, the truck will automatically be granted access to operating areas.