A new Border Control Post (BCP) is now available in the Port of Genoa, a SECH Terminal investment, located by the full-container facility's stacking yard
Genoa, 17 June 2020 - BCPs are designated peripheral offices of the Ministry of Health, approved by the European Commission, for veterinary inspections of imported live animals and animal products entering the European Union.
The new 1000-sqm BCP building features two separate areas dedicated to products of human and non-human consumption, six container ramps and three refrigerated temperature-controlled storage facilities - minus 20°C/minus 2°C/room temperature - in addition to laboratories, offices and service areas. SECH Terminal's designated BCP is equipped to accommodate approximately 50 containers per day and can be utilised by all the Genoa-Sampiedarena terminal operators to monitor both containerised and conventional cargo.
The high service quality facility, at the disposal of the public ministry officials, is set to speed up the veterinary controls which ensure that the imported live animals and animal products are safe and comply with EU legislation.
Today's inauguration represents an important step in the Western Ligurian Sea Port Authority's firm commitment, alongside the port stakeholders, to build a smart and efficient port and strengthen the Ports of Genoa's position as centre of cargo handling excellence, serving Italy and Europe's leading industrial and consumer areas.