Development of the national intermodal system: agreement with Interporto in Padua

The CDP Group will fund the new power cranes to be purchased and installed at Padua freight village thanks to an agreement finalised in recent days for a loan to Interporto Padova SpA, aimed at making a strategic investment in intermodal goods transportation

The investment will enable a substantial increase in production capacity at Interporto Padova SpA’s intermodal terminal – one of the largest in Italy – through the purchase and installation of four electric gantry cranes.

The project entails a technological “leap forward” that will enable high storage density and greater environmental sustainability in freight handling, making the intermodal hub among the most advanced in Europe.

The 20-year fixed-rate loan of €12,990,000.00 is the main source of financing for the investment, which has a total cost of about €16 million.

The remaining 20% comes from a co-financing grant from the European Union obtained by Interporto under the CEF program (Connecting Europe Facility), to be taken from the 2014-2020 funds earmarked to support strategic infrastructure projects for the development of European transport corridors (TEN-T), with particular regard to multi-modal logistics platforms and projects with a high added value in strategic terms, as well as for competitiveness and environmental friendliness.

The agreement between CDP Group and Interporto Padova SpA reflects our role as National Promotion Institution and our commitment to the development of Italy.