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February 11, 2020

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The new container terminal Vado Gateway has landed the first ship

It is the first of seven container ships of the ME2 service Maersk Line connecting Mediterranean with Middle East and India

Today at Vado Gateway, the new container terminal operated by the APM Terminals Go Ligure of the Danish group APM Terminals in the port of Vado Ligure which was inaugurated at the end of last year ( 12 December 2019), the first ship has arrived. It's about Maersk Kotka container that has a capacity 6,400 teu and is the first of seven ships used in the Maersk Line ME2 service connecting the Mediterranean with the Middle East and India. The ship departed from the Moroccan port of Tanger Med and arrived at Vado Gateway after the stopovers at Alcegiras, Valencia and Marseille Fos, and will continue its trip to Port Said in Egypt and various other terminals in Arabia Oman and the United Arab Emirates, all the way to Abu Dhabi.

A portion of the containers landed in Vado by Maersk Kotka will be entrusted to hauliers who preemptively they will have taken their withdrawal booked through the new system called the "Truck Appointment System", while the others will be loaded on trains connecting Vado Ligure to the interports Pioltello (Milan), Rubiera (Modena) and Padua.

After the ME2 service, it is scheduled for the beginning of March arrival at Vado Gateway also of the MMX service, maritime line of The Maersk that connects the Mediterranean with Canada. Even five ships engaged on this line, of the capacity to about 2,500 teu, will scale to Vado Gateway once a week.

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