APM Terminals opens 700 metre-long berth at Savona-Vado container terminal

2012 03 22

APM TERMINALS, the container port operator unit of AP Moller Group, is to open a EUR150 million (US$198 million) container terminal at Savona-Vado, Italy, west of Genoa and east of Monaco in the first half of 2016.

The public-funded EUR400 million project aims to boost annual capacity to over 800,000 TEU by building a 700-metre long berth with 20 metres alongside with 21 hectares of yard space, serviced by six super post-panamax cranes.

Despite delays caused by "bureaucratic process and public approvals" it has passed the necessary environmental hurdles, said the terminal operator's Vado Ligure manager, Cargo Merli.

Outside of a minor dredging test opposed by local municipality to be brought to court in May, the project will go ahead following test adjustment.

"There are definitely no more 'game-stoppers' at the legal level for the project. We are looking at the creation of 400 jobs when the terminal enters service, rising to around 600 when it reaches full capacity," said Mr Merli, according to UK's Port Technology International.

Source Shipping Gazette - Daily Shipping News

The magazine SEA has been published since 1935
International business magazine JŪRA MOPE SEA has been published since 1999
The first magazine in Eurasia in the four languages: English, Chinese, Russian and Lithuanian


International business magazine JŪRA MOPE SEA
Minijos str. 93, LT-93234 Klaipeda, Lithuania
Phone/Fax: +370 46 365753
E-mail: news@jura.lt



Ltd. Juru informacijos centras

The magazine JŪRA has been published since 1935.
International business magazine JŪRA MOPE SEA has been
published since 1999.

ISSN 1392-7825

2017 © www.jura.lt