Messina Terminal in Genoa is today a real multipurpose facility, as it can handle any kind of goods excluding liquid and dry bulk: containers, ro-ros, general cargo, plants, yachts and boats, project cargos.
The areas directly managed by Messina have a surface of 253.000 sqm with 950 l.m. quay, 3/4 berths where 2 are equipped with mast steps for ro-ro vessels and a 12 m average draft.
The Terminal is equipped for stevedoring with 4 Panamax portainers, 1 mobile crane and 2 transtainers, while in the loading area operate: 14 reach stacker, 22 fork lifts, 27 tractors and semitrailers and 2 special trailers for trucks.
The Terminal can receive until 305 teus of dangerous goods in its specialized park and is equipped with 129 power outlets for reefer containers; its 11.000 sqm warehouses are provided with a cold storage of 7.000 c.m. and with 6.500 sqm platform for cars.
Through its own reserved gate, the Terminal is directly connected with public road and rail viability and, through a secondary gate, with the internal part of the Port (Sampierdarena basin); it has 5 rail tracks inside, where 2 of them are able to receive complete block trains about 440 m long.
At the end of the ongoing works for the filling of water space between Ponte Ronco and Ponte Canepa, under realization by Port Authority, total areas will become 316.000 sqm with 1.200 l.m. quay from 12 to 14,5 m sea bottom and 6 rail tracks that can receive complete block trains.
Messina Terminal has been the first in Europe to obtain 18.001:2007 - OHSAS Occupational Health & Safety Management System as well as ISO 14001:2004 – Environmental Management System certifications. It has been the first terminal in the Port of Genoa to get the ISPS International Code for Ships and port facilities authorization.
The company is also terminal operator in the ports of Mombasa (Kenya), Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania) and Nacala (Mozambique).
Ignazio Messina & C. SpA has set up during the years a reliable integrated logistic organization that has been moving every day to/from Genoa berths approximately 80.000 trucks and about 1.600 trains, also using its own railway cars.
The company was in fact one of the first intermodal operators (MTO) managing block train services dedicated to its own traffic from intermodal terminals and managed in Central and Northern Italy, in the Port of La Spezia and viceversa.
Intermodal Terminals in Milan, Brescia, Vicenza and Dinazzano are managed directly and are connected by rail to Nino Ronco Genoa Terminal.
Every terminal can offer to customers reception, weighing, storage, stuffing and customs clearance services.
Terminals are connected both with Italian and Central-Southern Europe destinations.