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Vado Gateway Terminal Commences Operations

Logistic News - Published on Mon, 17 Feb 2020

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The new Vado Gateway terminal, located in Vado Ligure in Italy received its first commercial service on 11 February 2020. The ship, MV Maersk Kota, was the first of seven ships from Maersk’s weekly ME2 service, connecting the Mediterranean with the Middle East and India. The call by MV Maersk Kota marked the start of operations for the new deep-sea Vado Gateway container terminal. With a total investment of 450 million euros, it is one the most important port infrastructures to be built in Italy in recent decades. Managed by APM Terminals Vado Ligure, the new container terminal strengthens the competitiveness of the Italian port system and represents a strategic hub for the new "Silk Road", connecting the markets of Northern Italy, Switzerland, Germany and north-eastern France with the Far East.

With a capacity of over 6,400 TEUs, MV Maersk Kota departed from the port of Tangier in Morocco and arrived at Vado Gateway after the port calls at Alcegiras, Valencia and Fos Sur Mer Marseille. It continued its journey to Port Said in Egypt and various other terminals in Saudi Arabia, Oman and the United Arab Emirates, and finally Abu Dhabi.

Once unloading operations have been completed, containers will continue their journey by road or rail. The terminal operates a truck appointment system to limit turn times to a minimum and ensure maximum efficiency. Rail connections from Vado Ligure include the inland terminals of Pioltello (Milan), Rubiera (Modena) and Padua. Export activities also benefit from this new service, with containers arriving from all over Northern Italy, both by road and by rail.

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Posted By : Nishith Sharma on Mon, 17 Feb 2020
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