Case studies

Emergency exit protection with GEZE emergency exit doors in the new Rome Cruise Terminal

The new Rome Cruise Terminal (RCT) in Civitavecchia harbour has been built especially for cruise liners. It is designed to service cruise ships efficiently, while offering passengers maximum convenience and safety. Efficient automatic and emergency exit doors by GEZE ensure comfortable ease of access, emergency exit protection, and accessibility.

Efficient, comfortable, and safe: the new Rome Cruise Terminal (RCT)

Access to the main passenger area on the ground floor with GEZE automatic doors. Photo: Emanuele Sardi for GEZE GmbH

Access to the main passenger area on the ground floor with GEZE automatic doors.

Emanuele Sardi / GEZE GmbH

Cruises are becoming increasingly popular. The new Rome Cruise Terminal (RCT) at the port of Civitavecchia began operations just in time for the start of the holiday season. As a mooring for Mediterranean cruise liners and land excursions, it aims to offer passengers maximum comfort - even before boarding. Even the largest of ocean-going giants can be replenished and despatched quickly as well as efficiently.

The most modern cruise liner terminal in Europe was named after the legendary sailor and explorer Amerigo Vespucci. The RCT operator network (Costa Cruises, MSC Cruises, and Royal Caribbean) invested 20 million euro in the new 11,000m2 building.

Our contribution to the new Rome Cruise Terminal (RCT) in Civitavecchia:

  • Accessibility and ease of access with GEZE automatic doors
  • Emergency exit protection thanks to GEZE emergency exit doors with break-out door leaves
  • Centrally operated for greater convenience and security in day-to-day operations and in the event of hazards
  • Designed for marine transport technology: all GEZE door drives are corrosion and water-resistant
  • Support of the construction phase: coordination with everyone involved in the construction process

With a wide choice of options provided by the automatic doors range, and its comprehensive Solution Competence in project construction, the GEZE Italia subsidiary provides excellent, cost-effective door solutions. Right from the outset, the needs of passengers, operators, and everyone who works at the terminal were considered in the planning and implementation. In addition to fast and smooth implementation of the door solutions, GEZE coordinated the collaboration between all the parties involved in the construction.

Perfectly fine-tuned door systems

The first point of contact for passengers is the baggage check area on the ground floor of the terminal. The double-leaf automatic sliding doors at the front entrance are heavily used. ECdrive systems ensure the doors open and close automatically and almost noiselessly – ideal for barrier-free building. The sliding doors hold-open time depends on the number of people passing through. Door users and operators benefit from the advantages of ECdrive door drives:

  • barrier-free ease of access through intelligent, digital controls and self-monitoring sensors
  • highest security standards through DIN 18650 certification
  • uncompromising reliability: a large number of movement cycles due to exceptional quality
  • individually adjustable movement parameters (acceleration, hold-open time, opening and closing speed)

All GEZE door drives are designed for the rigours of marine traffic, and are corrosion-resistant and waterproof. All the electronic components are concealed inside of the doors. The robust and visually appealing sliding doors are stable even under heavy wind loads out sea.

Stress-free check-in: Access for all with GEZE automatic doors

GEZE automatic doors: Functionality that blends with the overall look. Photo: Emanuele Sardi for GEZE GmbH

GEZE automatic doors: Functionality that blends with the overall look

Emanuele Sardi / GEZE GmbH

Smooth handling of large numbers of passengers with luggage at the terminal entrances is of the utmost priority. Automatic sliding doors by GEZE ensure access for all. There are 60 check-in desks on the first floor. Passengers and staff also enjoy accessibility and ease of access between individual areas of the terminal and at the entrances to the terrace - thanks to ECdrive sliding doors. The doors are installed, for example, in the comfortable and bright waiting area with its cafeteria, bars, and VIP lounge. An exhibition about the history of Civitavecchia and the Latium region, which along with its capital Rome shaped the whole of Western culture, is housed in a small museum - equally offering barrier-free access.

Break-out emergency exit doors: Maximum security in the escape route

Break-out emergency exit doors Maximum safety in escape routes thanks to break-out emergency exit doors Photo: Emanuele Sardi for GEZE GmbH

Break-out emergency exit doors Maximum safety in escape routes thanks to break-out emergency exit doors

Emanuele Sardi / GEZE GmbH

A large number of the sliding doors with an escape route function have been fitted in the break-out version. In hazardous situations, additional door fittings with a rotate feature enable the door leaf to be swung out manually. The special turn-tilt fittings on the emergency exit doors create maximum opening widths, allowing the terminal to be evacuated as safely and quickly as possible.

Central control of automatic doors

A constant overview thanks to central control. Photo: Emanuele Sardi for GEZE GmbH

A constant overview thanks to central control.

Emanuele Sardi / GEZE GmbH

Due to the intelligent digital controls, the ECdrive automatic doors can be linked and connected with the building technology management system. Door faults can be reported to a central location. Since they are connected to the hazard alarm system and the emergency exit protection system, either individual or all automatic emergency exit doors can be operated remotely in the event of danger.

GEZE products in the Amerigo Vespucci harbour terminal

  • ECdrive automatic doors
  • GEZE Break-Out Sliding doors Slimdrive SL-BO