Terminal operator APM Terminals (APMT) has released a video of the final three ship-to-shore (STS) cranes arriving at the Vado Gateway terminal, which it hopes will be the next major logistics hub for the Mediterranean and Europe.
The Vado Gateway terminal is scheduled to open on December 12, 2019, and will be built with a 700-meter deep-sea berth specifically to handle the latest Ultra Large Container Ships (ULCS), as well as an automated gate and stacking area.
APMT announced the inauguration date in July 2019 – a story PTI reported on at the time. Located in the Vado Ligure Port Complex in the northwest of the country, it will be the first semi-automated port in Italy and be integrated with an already existing reefer terminal.
As well as that, it will have 14 reversible gate lanes and technologies such as optical character recognition (OCR) to speed up security procedures to the point where short truck turn times can be reduced to 30 minutes.
There will also be dynamic video cameras that record and send information about the arrival of containers to the Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS).
It is hoped that once the terminal is operational it will have an approximate annual TEU capacity of 1.1 million.