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Cagliari terminal comes out of hibernation

Amid a scorching summer which has seen wild fires rip across the island, Sardinia’s top boxport facility has come out of hibernation.

Genoa-based shipping and logistics group Grendi has relaunched operations at the former Cagliari International Container Terminal (CICT), two years after Hapag-Lloyd, its last regular customer, ceased calling. CICT was previously operated by Eurogate and Contship Italia and serves as Sardinia’s sole container facility.

According to Alphaliner, Grendi has reactivated a 350 m quay section of the formerly inactive container, roro and multipurpose facility which had a total pier length of 1,520 m. Two of the seven ship-to-shore container cranes are being put back into action – the cranes capable of handling ships of to to 8,000 teu capacity. Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) will start a weekly call to the Cagliari terminal while Grendi will also be sending some of its own roros to call at the port.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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