Grimaldi Group bound for Cuba
OCTOBER 30TH, 2015 NICOLA CAPUZZO
Central America, and specifically the island of Cuba, will probably
become the next important step for the Grimaldi Group's business
development process. The ceo of the Naples-based shipping company,
Manuel Grimaldi, revealed to Splash: "We not only have received the US
government approval to operate a marine route between the US and Cuba,
but also we have been studying for two to three years now a project to
set up also a new cargo and passenger terminal on the island."
To obtain an 'ok' from the authorities – Grimaldi said – is quite
simple, much harder is to build up a successful line for passengers and
cargo and to realise a new port terminal. Grimaldi should have taken
part in the Italian political mission currently underway on the island
led by the premier Matteo Renzi, but he couldn't due to other business
commitments (among them the yearly Euromed Convention organized by his
group in Barcelona this week).
Grimaldi Group comprises seven main shipping companies, including
Atlantic Container Line (ACL), Malta Motorways of the Sea (MMS), Minoan
Lines and Finnlines. With a fleet of some 120 vessels (owned and
chartered), the group provides maritime transport services for rolling
cargo and containers between North Europe, the Mediterranean, the Baltic
Sea, West Africa, North and South America. It also offers passenger
services within the Mediterranean and Baltic Sea.
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