Contship Italia plans major investments

Eurokai subsidiary Contship Italia Group has announced plans for major investments at La Spezia Container Terminal (LSCT), the company’s main container terminal in Italy.

In its business plan the company said, “Some 15 years after the announcement of the concession agreement for Eurogate Tanger (TC2), the new Tanger Alliance terminal (TC3) in Tanger Med 2 will start its commercial operations in January 2021, deploying eight ship-to-shore latest generation cranes (24 rows/54m under the spreader) on an 800m quay and 36 hectares of container yards.”

Contship Italia aims to add more than 1.8m TEU new handling capacity, including gateway and transhipment capabilities, by 2024 and to reach 50% maritime and 50% continental/intru-EU trade in intermodal transport by the end of 2023.

Additionally, the partners of Terminal Container Ravenna (TCR) on Italy’s eastern seaboard – SAPIR which owns a 70% share and Contship Italia, which owns the remaining 30% – are currently discussing future investments to further develop the container terminal.

Meanwhile, Contship Italia’s intermodal arm Sogemar will shift its focus to offer rail transport and logistics with value added services in the intra-European Union trades, while also maintaining its maritime trade.

Cecilia Eckelmann-Battistello president of Contship Italia, explained, “These developments will be achieved jointly with the support of Eurokai Hamburg, the controlling owner, who sees Contship Italia as its flagship operator in both Italy and in the Mediterranean region.”

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