While Del Monte Fruit was announcing its return to APM Terminals’ Reefer Terminal in Vado Ligure, the Italian Terminal was reconfirming its position as fruit logistics market leader in Central-Southern Europe, during ‘Fruit Logistica 2018’ in Berlin. Outstanding infrastructure and consistent high level of efficiency were recognised as contributing factors.
Fruit Logistica 2018, which took place in Berlin, is the most important event and exhibition of the fresh fruit and vegetable logistics market in Europe. APM Terminals Reefer Terminal, located in Vado Ligure, joined Fruit Logistica as part of Ports of Genoa, the Authority coordinating the ports of Genoa, Savona and Vado Ligure.
APM Terminals Reefer Terminal reconfirmed its key role in the region with 50,000 m2 of dedicated fruit-business, including 24,000 m2 of refrigerated warehouse and approximately 500,000 pallets of fruit handled every year. This makes APM Terminals Reefer Terminal the market leader in the region. Vado Ligure is also the biggest tropical fresh fruit import hub in the Mediterranean.
Located just 50 m from the quay, the terminal provides its clients with a wide range of services to containers as well as bulk vessels, and specifically to the fruit and vegetable logistics market, including quality control, bar coding and traceability for perishable, stuffing/stripping of containers.
Performance is consistent, with an average of 8 minutes per inspection, with different inspections being performed simultaneously to save time.
Del Monte Fruit’s return to Vado Ligure
After a six-year break, it is a combination of these factors that have attracted the American multinational, Del Monte Fruit, one of the three worldwide largest companies in fruit segment, back to APM Terminals’ Reefer Terminal in Vado Ligure.
“The agreement reached with a leading company like Del Monte confirms the quality of the services that our terminal can provide, as one of the main hubs in the fresh food sector which has many interesting prospects for development,” says Paolo Cornetto, Managing Director of APM Terminals Vado Ligure.
Stefano Polidori, Sales Director for Del Monte Italia, also spoke of possible new opportunities for Vado: “We are convinced that cooperation with the Reefer Terminal will strengthen our position in Northern Italy and open the possibility of new collaborations in the area”.