PSA Genova Pra' Terminal

Bacino Portuale di Pra' - 16157 Genova (GE) - Italy
Tel. +39 010 69961
Fax +39 010 6132308

PSA Genova Pra' is the Port of Genoa’s flagship container terminal and ranks as the premier terminal in the North Tyrrhenian Sea. It is part of the Singapore-based PSA International Group operating worldwide and handling some 75 million TEU yearly.

Located along a wide navigation channel with direct access to the open sea and with a turning basin of 600 m, all classes of vessels, can arrive and depart 24 hours/day. PSA Genova Pra' covers a total surface area of 116 hectares of which 98 dedicated to operations and features a quay length of 1433 metres along 6 modules with a maximum draught capable of accommodating the ULCVs. The terminal is equipped to handle simultaneously three ULCVs, including two 20,000-TEU ships.

On the equipment front, PSA Genova Pra' offers modern, efficient and specialised facilities which include 12 Super post-Panamax quayside cranes (8 have an outreach of 25 containers wide and spreaders height of 53 meters above sea level), and 20 RTGs.

In terms of refrigerated and conditioned cargo, PSA’s extensive dedicated facilities feature 1700 reefer plugs and register an average 4-day dwelling time for reefer containers. In fact, the terminal is progressively boosting its position as leading port in the fast and meticulous handling of refrigerated containers, serving Italy and Southern Europe overall.

Since it came into operation in 1994, the terminal has experienced constant growth, maintains its strong client base through its firm commitment to achieve higher productivity and reliability, and ranks as the most efficient gateway operator in the Mediterranean. Far East services coming through the Suez Canal consider Pra’ as a natural access to Europe, using its intermodal connections to distribute their cargo directly to major central European destinations, instead of sailing an extra six days to Northern European ports.

A direct on-terminal highway connection allows fast access to the A26 and A6 for Milan and Turin as well as the A10 south to central Italy and west to France. An automated real-time container tracking system, coupled with 12 automated lanes for container traffic and 2 for non-containerised and heavylift cargo, ensure fast gate clearance. The terminal has the capacity to handle over 2400 trucks daily, with an overall turnaround time of 30 minutes from gate-in to gate-out. The facility, equipped with 3 RMGs, offers also direct on-terminal rail links with the Italian railway lines, connected to central European destinations such as Germany, Switzerland and Benelux.

In addition, the company benefits from the E-port custom connection within the Port Community System, and offers seamless internet and EDI access for customers. The Terminal is continuously improving its performances thanks both to strong commitment and to the relentless efforts for the implementation of its QSE Management System that scored four international certifications (OH18001, ISO14001, ISO9001, ISO50001).

LOCATION Genova-Pra’

Terminal: 1,160,000 sqm of which 5000 sqm dedicated to custom inspections warehouses


1433 m (6 modules)
15 m
4 full-container vessels

HANDLING EQUIPMENT 12 quay cranes:8 super post panamax (25 rows)
                       4 post panamax (18 rows)
20 RTGs (lifting capacity 35/40 t.)
29 reach-stackers
60 prime movers
68 terminal chassis
3 RMGs (for rail operations)

Ground slots: 15,000
Reefer plugs: 1,700
IMO DG ground slots: 320 TEU

RAIL FACILITIES 9 x 950 m tracks
Dedicated rail line for high-cube containers
RNE standard template >