Grimaldi Compagnia di Navigazione
Grimaldi Compagnia di Navigazione is an operating shipowning and holding company registered in Italy, and – together with Atlantica di Navigazione – is one of the pillars of the Grimaldi Group. Grimaldi Compagnia’s core business is the Atlantic trades: between North Europe, West Africa and South America; between South America and West Africa; and also between North America and West Africa. Most of the Grimaldi-owned fleet is deployed on these routes. It includes a substantial number of Ro/Ro-Multipurpose Container Carriers (extremely flexible in carrying large volumes of cars, rolling cargo, containers, project and oversized cargo as well), and large Pure Car and Truck Carriers (PCTC). While the administrative, finance and ship management operations are based in Naples (Italy), the operative and commercial management of all the Atlantic lines is directed from the Group's London office.
Atlantica di Navigazione
Atlantica di Navigazione, one of the Group's most important companies has, since the mid-1990s, been at the centre of remarkable development in the shipment of European finished vehicles and integrated logistics. As far as the Northern Europe/Mediterranean trade is concerned, Atlantica conceived and developed the Euro-Med Network concept, a veritable maritime conveyor belt designed to transport any type of vehicle between Northern Europe and the Mediterranean, often including direct delivery up to a single dealer's location. The Euro-Med network now operates as many as 35 ships with a total loading capacity of up to 120,000 cars or up to 100,000 linear meters of rolling cargo.
Industria Armamento Meridionale (Inarme)
Incorporated in Palermo, Sicily, Industria Armamento Meridionale (Inarme) was established as a shipping company a few decades ago, with the aim of supporting the Italian Government's strategy to create the conditions for the development of maritime links between the Southern Italian Regions and the major worldwide markets. Over the years, the company has developed its fully owned fleet, focusing on Ro/Ro-Multipurpose Car Carriers characterized by their large size and maximum flexibility in relation to cargo mix and intake.
Atlantic Container Line (ACL)
A specialized carrier of containers, project and oversized cargo, heavy equipment and vehicles, ACL was Europe's first containership operator. It currently deploys the world's five largest Ro/Ro-Containerships and is building replacement vessels that are significantly larger, more fuel efficient and more environmental friendly. ACL provides a portfolio of five weekly transatlantic sailings covering 16 ports in Northern Europe, the United States and Canada. Since 2001, following ACL's acquisition by the Grimaldi Group, the company has been offering container and Ro/Ro services between North America and West Africa, the Mediterranean and South America. It has further extended its Ro/Ro scope to include the Middle East, Far East and Australia.
Established in 1972, Minoan Lines is the leading Ro/Ro-Passenger operator on the routes linking mainland Greece to the Italian ports in the Central and Northern Adriatic as well as between Piraeus and the city of Heraklion (Crete). Minoan Lines operates a modern fleet of seven large Ro/Ro-Passenger ships, including the M/v Cruise Europa and Cruise Olympia, the biggest cruise ferries in the Mediterranean Sea, built in 2009-2010. With a loading capacity of 3,000 passengers, 250 units of cars and 3,000 linear miters of rolling cargo, the ferries offer services on board comparable to those found on cruise ships.
Since the end of 2006, the Grimaldi Group has owned the majority of the shares of Finnlines, which is listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange. Specializing in the Baltic and North Sea trades, Finnlines is one of the largest Ro/Ro and Ro/Ro-Passenger operators in Northern Europe. It runs a fleet of 26 ships, specifically designed to operate all year round in the most severe Northern weather conditions.
Malta Motorways of the Sea
Since inception, the Company, within the framework of Grimaldi Group, has developed an unprecedented network of Ro/Ro links between Malta and a number of Mediterranean destinations. Regular services link the Maltese islands to Civitavecchia, Catania, Salerno, Genoa, Livorno, Tripoli/ Al Khoms and to all other ports served by the Group. MMOS has a number of owned vessels registered under the Maltese Flag.
Grimaldi & Suardiaz Lines
A joint venture between Atlantica di Navigazione and Flota Suardiaz, one of the main Spanish shipping companies, Grimaldi & Suardiaz Lines operates a Motorway of the Sea for rolling freight (car, van, trucks, trailers, etc) and passengers between the ports of Barcelona (Spain) and Livorno (Italy) three times a week with a transit time of less than 20 hours. The ship deployed is the Ro/Ro-Passenger vessel Florencia, which has a loading capacity of 2,200 linear metres of rolling cargo, 150 cars and 830 passengers.