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Grimaldi Group

With a long experience dating back to 1947, the Grimaldi Group is specialised in the operation of roll-on/roll-off vessels, car carriers and ferries. It is a dedicated supplier of integrated logistics services based on maritime transport to the world’s major vehicle manufacturers. Through its maritime services, the Naples-based Group also transports containers, palletised/unitised cargo and passengers with a modern fleet of more than 120 ro/ro-multipurpose vessels, pure car carriers and ferries, 30 of which built in the last five years.

The 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 about 100 vessels, 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.

The Group’s presence in the maritime transport of vehicles started in 1969 when it introduced a regular service between Italy and England. The Group rapidly gained the trust of other major car manufacturers who chose Grimaldi’s vessels to transport their production from North Europe to various Mediterranean countries. Throughout the years the Group rapidly developed and now serves over 120 ports in 50 countries in the Mediterranean Sea, North Europe, West Africa, North and South America. The shore personnel and crew are nearly 13,000 people.

In recent years, the Group has also invested in the development of the Motorways of the Sea in the Mediterranean Sea introducing new and modern ro-pax ferries. Currently, its network covers Italy, Spain, Malta, Montenegro, Tunisia, Morocco, Libya and Greece for the transport of trailers, cars and passengers.

The “Grimaldi Group”is an international maritime group which, because of its size, activities and geographical spread, plays a significant role in the economic, social and environmental aspects of the communities and countries in which it operates. The Grimaldi Group’s mission is to provide efficient, reliable, innovative and high quality maritime services for the transport of freight and passengers, following a continuous process of identification of its customers’ needs and expectations. The Group is committed to the pursuit of excellence, to social accountability and to environmentally sustainable transport solutions.

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Minoan Lines
Atlantic Container Line