• 2020 October 30 13:13

    Shuttle service to COSCO’s European hub from Vado Gateway commences

    This month, the 700 TEU, MV ATLANTIC SOUTH feeder vessel made its first call in Vado Ligure, Italy as part of the new Diamond Line Vax service. The VAX service provides a shuttle service to the port of Piraeus which offers main lines to and from the Far and Middle East, India, Oceania, Turkey and the Eastern Mediterranean.

    The new deep-sea terminal at Vado Ligure, known as the Vado Gateway, is the first semi-automated port in Italy with a fully automated gate and stacking yard. A joint venture with COSCO SHIPPING, the 700m deep-sea berth at Vado Gateway is capable of handling the latest Ultra Large Container Vessels (ULCVs) and up to 1.1 mln TEUs per annum.

    Piraeus is the Mediterranean hub of COSCO SHIPPING and Diamond Line, part of the COSCO SHIPPING Group that manages all intra-European connections. A key priority for this new connection, is the transit-time speed between the two container terminals, connecting Vado Gateway with the main lines to and from the Far and Middle East, India, Oceania and the Eastern Mediterranean.

    Vessels on Maersk’s Med-Middle East-India ME2 service call at Vado Gateway since February this year. Starting this month, Maersks Med-North America MMX (L75 feeder) Service will move from Genoa to Vado Ligure (Barcelona, Vado-Ligure, La Spezia, For sur Mer, Barcelona, Algeciras, Port Tangier, Barcelona).

    The Vado Ligure Port complex is accessible via 14 reversible gate lanes, and truck turn times at terminal are kept to a minimum and greater flexibility is offered through an advanced appointment system, TERMPoint, available online or via an App. The appointment system is fully integrated with Terminal Operating System. As trucks arrive at the port, the license plate of the vehicle and the container number are registered using optical character recognition (OCR). If all previously submitted documentation is complete, the truck is automatically granted access to operating areas.

    Through the application, truckers can view and change the time of their appointments, check any tasks assigned, enter all the information on the container required before arrival and, for those who use multiple vehicles, change the license plate number directly in the App, displaying the appointments corresponding to each vehicle used in real time. During the current pandemic the App also helps reduce face-to-face contact at the gate.

    A new off-dock rail facility for both port terminals (4 lanes, 450m length) provides rapid access for up to 14 trains per day, to central and northern Europe such as Switzerland, Germany and France, as well as regions in Northern Italy, such as Lombardy, Piedmont, Veneto and Emilia-Romagna. APM Terminals Vado Ligure has set itself a target of moving 40 percent of containers arriving or departing from Vado Gateway by rail.




2020 November 27

18:27 First full-flow ballast water management system to receive Chinese Flag and CCS Type Approval
18:05 CLdN adds 2nd call on Zeebrugge - Cork route
17:47 Seagoing vessels mooring at North Sea Port will now pay a single tariff for the entire cross-border port area
17:26 FESCO delivered extra heavy power equipment from Russia to Bangladesh
17:05 LR, Anemoi and SDARI join forces on rotor sail designs
16:39 Interested parties invited to submit offers on development of deepwater terminal in Świnoujście
16:14 Sea-Cargo starts new freight service via Gothenburg
15:50 Yantar shipyard delivers new trawler of Project SK-3101R
15:48 Mikki Koskinen elected as the new Chairman of Finnish Shipowners’ Association
15:36 Head of Delo Group outlined tasks for updated composition of TransContainer BoD
15:15 IHM Certification for UK flag ships subject to PSC inspection at EU ports
14:48 IADС continues partnership with organizers of Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging Congress
14:14 Wilhelmsen awarded funding for Singapore 3D printing project
13:59 World Maritime University and Batumi State Maritime Academy signed MoU
13:33 Bunker prices recover in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
13:14 Fully integrated Wärtsilä Hybrid Solution selected for new Misje Rederi bulk carriers
12:50 BW Lilac to deliver its first LNG cargo to Klaipėda LNG terminal
12:25 Russian Maritime Register of Shipping takes part in ROOGD-2020
12:01 The world’s first LPG-fuelled vessel has set sail
11:31 Port of Southampton to open new cruise terminal for 2021 season
11:07 DEME awarded the prestigious Abu Qir port project in Egypt
10:44 Main engines loaded on General Chernyakhovsky ferry being built by Rosmorport’s order
10:17 Austal Australia cuts metal on third of six cape class patrol boats for Royal Australian Navy
10:15 2020 season of shipping through Volga-Baltic locks is over
09:51 Equinor and partner reach financial close on world's biggest offshore wind farm
09:36 Baltic Dry Index as of November 27
09:31 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, Nov 27
09:22 Oil prices decrease on uncertainty over OPEC+ deal

2020 November 26

18:31 Port of Houston is now the number one port in U.S. in terms of total waterborne tonnage
18:00 Port of Rotterdam to embark on 100 innovative pilot projects
17:51 RF Navy’s frigate Admiral Gorshkov performs tests in the White Sea
17:27 DFDS and its partners apply for EU support for development of hydrogen ferry
17:24 Rosneft conducts stratigraphic drilling on Arctic shelf
16:59 RF Navy's corvette Boykiy completed missions in the English Channel
16:27 RF State Duma approves lifting the ban on storage of agricultural chemicals in ports
16:03 MacGregor reaches OnWatch Scout milestone
15:25 APM Terminals Gijon responds to doubling of container volumes
14:58 Western Shipyard boosts its vessel repair capacity
14:33 Keppel secures contract worth about S$100 million for FPSO project
14:29 EU funds to dredge the navigation channel up to -15 meters in Klaipeda Port
14:02 BC Ferries to trial two ship service on Campbell River – Quadra Island route
13:48 Andrey Severilov elected as Chairman of FESCO BoD
13:30 The Danish Armed Forces and DFDS enter into an agreement on providing ships for the transport of military equipment
13:22 MPA invites market specialists to join its International Safety@Sea Webinar Series
13:02 Fincantieri with the fishing association “Federpesca” to revive the national fishing economy
12:24 Rosneft completed survey and design stage of the project to a port in Sever Bay
12:01 APM Terminals Apapa continues equipment investment programme
11:31 Huntington Ingalls Industries awarded contract for construction of first two Columbia-class submarine modules
11:06 Aquila Power Catamarans rolls out its redesigned sport power catamaran
11:06 Maqta Gateway and TruKKer to collaborate on digital truck booking services through “MARGO”
10:55 New Alfa Laval CM wireless condition monitor boosts process uptime while protecting plant equipment
10:26 BPA: Gov't one year spending review
10:04 Volvo Penta’s transformation for the marine commercial professional of today and tomorrow
09:50 50 vessels and up to 100 drilling units to service Vostok Oil project
09:27 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, Nov 26
09:24 Oil prices rise close to the level of March
09:10 Baltic Dry Index as of July 7
09:01 BPA calls for government to back a better connected Britain

2020 November 25

18:53 US to impose tough Port State Control measures on Cyber risk management
18:37 CMA CGM to launch SEAPRIORITY EXPRESS service connecting Yantian with Los Angeles