Genoa, Italy (PortSEurope) May 31, 2019 – Genoa port has handled on May 30 MSC Giannina, the first ship at Calata Bettolo, the new terminal at the harbour.
The terminal was constructed by Bettolo Consortium, led by shipowner Gian Luigi Aponte. When fully operational, the new terminal will have six quay cranes for a total investment of €50 million ($55.8 million).
The total investment of Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mar Ligure Occidentale (AdSP – Western Ligurian Sea Port Authority) in the project stands at €230 million ($256.6 million).
The management of the new facility has been assigned to Consorzio Bettolo, 65% majority stake held by Itatermineaux (MSC) and 25% by Seber.
The new Calata Bettolo Container Terminal, with a 750-metre linear quay, 180,000 m² terminal area and a 550,000 TEU/per annum capacity, is the focal point of one of the major infrastructure projects underway in the Ports of Genoa – Sampierdarena Basin.
The operation represented the first general mooring test, after the computer simulations of the past months and represents the first step towards the operational start-up of the terminal, scheduled for between the end of 2019 and 2020.
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