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New Diamond Line VAX service makes maiden call at Vado Gateway

The MV ATLANTIC SOUTH, a feeder ship 140 meters long and with a capacity of 700 TEU, berthed on October 26, 2020 at the quay of the new deep sea terminal in Vado Ligure.

Diamond Line, a company of the Cosco Shipping Group that manages all intra-European connections, launches a new shuttle service between the port of Vado and that of Piraeus, the hub of Cosco Shipping and Diamond Line in the Mediterranean. Among the priorities of this 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.

In this specific case, the shuttle service connects two ports in which Cosco Shipping Group has important shareholdings and, therefore, the attention towards this connection will be even more significant.

“Being able to welcome ships from the Cosco Shipping Group to Vado Gateway is a source of great satisfaction and pride for us” - commented Paolo Cornetto, CEO of APM Terminals Vado Ligure. "The launch of this new connection - continued Cornetto - concretizes the partnership started in recent years and marks a milestone in the growth path of our terminal and in its positioning in the Italian and international market".

"Finally, after many years, Cosco has also found its home in Italy - comments Marco Donati - General Manager of Cosco Shipping Lines Italy - and we are proud and strongly motivated to demonstrate to the market that Cosco Ports and APM Terminals will bring considerable advantages to our cluster". Moreover, the start is very promising since the ship was fully loaded both inbound and outbound.

As for the other active services, even the truckers who go to Vado Gateway for the loading and unloading of Cosco containers can speed up the entry times to the terminal and benefit from greater flexibility and autonomy in managing their appointments thanks to the free app for mobile "APMT TERMPoint Appointments".

Through the application, truckers can view and change the time of their appointments, check the assigned tasks, enter all the information on the container required before arrival and, for those who use multiple vehicles, change directly within the application the license plate number, displaying in real time the appointments corresponding to each vehicle used.

A further advantage related to the use of the app is the reduction of interaction between people at the access gate, a feature of particular relevance in this phase of health emergency.


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