Vado Gateway

Via Aurelia 75B,  17047 Vado Ligure (SV) - Italy
Tel. +39 019 28911
Fax +39 019 2891560

Vado Gateway, operated by an Italian company composed of APM Terminals with a 60% stake and Cosco Shipping Ports at 40%, ranks as the first semi-automated deep-sea container port in Italy and amongst the most technologically advanced in the Mediterranean.

The facility features a fully automated gate and stacking yard with an overall yearly capacity of 900.000 TEUs. The 700 m deep-sea berth, with depth alongside at 17.25 metres, is equipped with four ship-to-shore cranes, with a maximum 100 tons "under hook" and 65-ton capacity in twin lift configuration and can handle the latest Ultra-Large Container Vessels. The terminal boosts the overall competitive edge of the Western Ligurian Sea Ports, with a wide selection of scheduled services connecting Northern Italy, Switzerland, Southern Germany and Northeast France markets to ports worldwide.

Efficiency and short truck-turn times (around 30 minutes) are achieved using a truck appointment system which is fully integrated with the Terminal Operating System. The terminal gate can be accessed across 14 reversible fully automated lanes equipped with optical scanners for number plate and container code identification.

Landside, APM Terminals moves 30% of container volumes by rail, thanks to 10 direct weekly rail links from Vado Ligure, offering a range of regular intermodal services to inland centres in Northern Italy, including Milan, Padua, Rubiera (Reggio Emilia), Piacenza and Verona.

QUAY Length:   700 m
Depth:    17.25 m
EQUIPMENT Quay:       4 ULCS cranes (23 containers wide)
Yard:        21 Automated RMG cranes
                19 Hybrid Straddle Carriers
                 950 reefer plugs
ROAD ACCESS Gate:       14 Fully Automated Lanes
                Truck Appointment System
INTERMODALITY Railway target: 40% of total traffic (15-18 trains/day)