Grimaldi Group investing in new ships and port terminals – LOGISTIK express News

8. Oktober 2018 08:21

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19 state-of-the-art vessels in construction for the transport of rolling freight, 6 vessels for the mixed transport of freight and passengers brought into service in 2018, 1 million more passengers carried in 2018, 15,000 Grimaldi Group employees, 12,000 of which are European citizens: These numbers of growth were announced on 5th October at the XXII Euromed Convention From Land to Sea, the international summit organized yearly by the Grimaldi Group. 

12 state-of-the-art greenships will join the fleet in the next years. They will reduce to zero polluting emissions in ports thanks to innovative lithium batteries, and will be the new flagships of the world fleet for freight transport, both for their size and for their technological equipment. In addition to these new constructions, 7 Pure Car & Truck Carrier vessels will be delivered by 2020 for the transoceanic services of the Group.

This new ship investment plan will be accompanied by an important green retrofit intervention which will be carried out on the whole Grimaldi fleet, with the application of coats of eco-compatible silicon paints, the review of propulsion systems and the installation of scrubber systems.The Group’s firm commitment in the shipping decarbonisation is thus renewed.

Besides the investment in tonnage, the Grimaldi Group continues to pursue its strategy of enhancement of the logistic services offered to the major car manufacturers with the construction of new port terminals and new parking areas for vehicles, the installation of solar panels and wind turbines in several locations of the Group, the purchase of machinery for the handling freight.

The Grimaldi Group, headquartered in Naples and wholly owned by Grimaldi family, operates a fleet of more than 120 vessels. The multinational company is specialised in the operation of roll-on/roll-off vessels,car carriers and ferries. In the passenger sector, the Group operates with different brands, differentiated bydestination: Grimaldi Lines in the Mediterranean (Sardinia, Sicily, Spain, Greece, Malta, Tunisia, Morocco), Minoan Lines for Greek domestic routes (Piraeus-Crete and Crete-Cyclades Islands), Finnlines for the Baltic Sea (Finland, Germany and Sweden).

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