TSG Terminal San Giorgio has marked 2017, its 12th year of acitivity in the Port of Genoa, with record traffic of 519,000 TEU in ro-ro throughput measured as TEU, and added to lo-lo containers
TSG’s throughput comprised 119,000 TEU in lo-lo and 2.05M linear metres of rolling cargo, or 400,000 TEU. This method of measuring traffic is typical for multipurpose terminals in Italy, and is shared by another Genoese multipurpose operator, Gruppo Spinelli, which in 2017 handled 362,000 TEU in lo-lo and 819.527 linear metres in ro-ro, resulting in practically the same TEU equivalent as TSG, at 518,000 TEU.
TSG, led by Maurizio Anselmo as MD, was formed in 2006, when Gavio Group relinquished its concession at Sampierdarena Quay, opening it up to new investiments. In its first full year, TSG handled 137 ships and in 2017 it handled 879, with the biggest customer being Grimaldi Group.
Last year marked a record for lo-lo containers ro-ro traffic, up 10% and 14 % respectively, with the latter segment comprising 47.000 new vehicles and 60,000t of general cargoes. The terminal occupies an area of 20.6-ha with 1600m of quay wall and can accommodate six lo-lo and three ro-ro ships at the same time.
Recently the company has invested in quay upgrades and has a project for a fourth ro-ro ramp, underscoring its proactive approach to the market. The overall investment budget for €5M, with big ticket items including a fifth mobile harbour crane, with a maximum hook lift of 150t, set to be delivered in April, and six new terminal/ro-ro tractors, increasing the tractor fleet to 24.