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Editor in chief: Angelo Scorza
30/07/18 10:34

A COO appointed in Vado Ligure

After 15 years, Cioni left Contship Italia to join APM Terminals' new Italian facility

While works at the Vado Ligure (Savona) multi-purpose platform are in progress, with reefer plugs and RMG cranes already installed and paving and filling operations under way, APM Terminals Vado Ligure SpA is building its team.

Raffaello Cioni was appointed Chief Operations Officer (COO), after some 15 years he spent in the Contship Italia SpA Group.

Having started in 2002 as Terminal Manager at Terminal Darsena Toscana (TDT), after two years Cioni held the same office at La Spezia Container Terminal (LSCT) for 1 year.

In 2005, he became Cagliari International Container Terminal's General Manager, dealing with Operations, IT, Maintenance, Purchasing, HR, Administration, Cost Control, Quality, Safety & Security and Customer Service. In 2009, Cioni was appointed Contship Italia Group's Commercial Director to deal with the shipping lines customers of the various terminals within the Italian-German Group (contracts, tariffs and business development).

Having just started his new experience with the Danish competitors, at Contship Italia Cioni was not replaced, since 2016 he responded to Sales and Business Development Director Peter Hill, who in turn responds to Group's Operations & Sales Managing Director Franco Cupolo.

Last month a delegation of Cosco Shipping Ports – APM Terminals' minority shareholder with 40%, while AP Moeller Maersk holds the majority share with 50.1%, with the remaining 9.9% held by Qingdao Port International Development – visited the port of Vado Ligure accompanied by Managing Director Paolo Cornetto for an inspection of works at the shipyard of the new quay, before meeting Western Ligurian Sea Port Authority President Paolo Emilio Signorini in Genoa. The latter explained all the advantages and opportunities granted by the Ligurian ports system (Genoa and Savona).

Meanwhile the first sale deeds related to the dwellings in the Gheia (Vado Ligure) area have just been signed. Said transaction forms part of the actions agreed upon within the Program Agreement to ensure environmental compatibility of the new multi-purpose platform in the Vado district, close to the rooting of the new infrastructure, which is regarded as a basic step towards its entry into operation scheduled for the autumn of 2019.

The Port Authority credited the value of the real estate to the selling owners, as well as the additional indemnity (Regional program for strategic interventions) to protect residents provided for by the Regional Law 39/2007.