Vado Community Support
On July 13th, the Mayor of Vado Ligure, Monica Giuliano, and APM Terminals Vado Ligure Managing Director, Paolo Cornetto, signed an agreement through which APM Terminals will provide assistance to 48 local Vado Ligure families in need. The initiative will help to supply food, hygiene products and other necessities a total of approximately 150 individuals. This project is the first collaboration between the municipal government of Vado Ligure and a private company to support the community by assisting families faced with economic hardship.
Each month Vado Ligure will host a “solidarity market” during which the 48 families will have the opportunity to obtain basic supplies donated by APM Terminals. During these markets, APM Terminals will also make available two computers and a phone line to access the web to enable the family members to pursue employment search opportunities. The solidarity market project will start at the end of the summer, at a location provided by the Vado Ligure municipal authorities.
Vado Ligure is located in north-western Italy, in the Region of Savona on the Ligurian Coast. In 2008 the Port Authority of Savona-Vado signed a concession agreement with APM Terminals, and its local partners, for the construction and operations of a new deep-water container terminal. The planned deep-water Vado container terminal, the first major new container facility built in Italy in decades, is scheduled to become operational in 2018 with the ability to accommodate vessels of up to 18,000 TEU capacity, as well as providing liquid bulk facilities. In August 2015 APM Terminals assumed control of the existing Vado Ligure Reefer Terminal as part of the port master plan to create new supply chain capabilities for markets in Northern Italy, Southern France, Switzerland and Germany. APM Terminals is fully committed to active participation in, and support of, all of the local communities in which we do business.