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  1. 1. Welcome GGrimaldiNEWSNEWS3737 QUARTERLY PUBLICATION OF THE GRIMALDI GROUP JANUARY/MARCH 2007 TariffaRegimeLibero:PosteItalianeSpA-SpedizioneinAbbonamentoPostale-70%-DCBNapoli
  2. 2. LOMÉ LAGOS DAKAR TEMA LUANDA Agency Network set up in Africa Six new owned agencies have started operating since the beginning of the year. To further increase the quality standards GRIMALDI TOGO S.A. Zone Portuaire, Route A3 d’Accès Nord, P O Box 61214, Lomé, Rep. of Togo Tel.: +228 227 3231 Fax: +228 227 0718 E-mail: GRIMALDI SENEGAL S.A. 33, Boulevard de la Libération PO Box: 5 559 RP, 18524 Dakar, Senegal Tel.: + 221 889 04 90 Fax: + 221 842 88 50 E-mail: GRIMALDI GHANA Ltd Torman rd. / Fishing Harbour rd.x, Tema, Ghana Tel.: +233 22 214091 Fax: + 233 22 214 095 E-mail: SERVICES G rimaldi’s leading position on the West African trades, has been confirmed by the decision to open owned agencies in all the main markets in the area. Since the beginning of this year as many as six countries have joined the Group network. They are: Sene- gal; Ghana; Togo; Benin; Angola and Nigeria. Grimaldi Senegal is based in Dakar, the Group’s main hub in the area, and is managed by Didier Kinsoen; Grimaldi Ghana (based in Tema) is managed by Erik Cole; Grimaldi Togo is based in Lomé and is managed by Axel Van Pul who is also head of Grimaldi Benin, based in Cotonou. Grimaldi Angola is based in Luanda and is managed by Arnaldo Dos Santos. Grimaldi Agen- cies Nigeria is based in Lagos and is managed by Ascanio Russo. In this port the Group also runs PMTL, the largest and newest Ro/Ro terminal in the region. PMTL is managed by Adriano Geretto. Grimaldi serves the development of West Africa by linking the region to North Europe by means of three different services with departures every two days in addition to a fort- night service to the United States of America and a fortnight service from South America. GRIMALDI AGENCY NIGERIA Ltd Grimaldi Port Complex, Tin Can Island Port, PO Box 2953, Apapa Lagos, Nigeria Tel.: +234 1 5453433 Fax: +234 1 5873805 E-mail: GRIMALDI BENIN S.A. Port de Peche, P O Box 01 BP 5401, Cotonou, Republic of Benin Tel.: +229 21 316728 Fax: + 229 21 316729 E-mail: GRIMALDI ANGOLA Navegação e Trânsitos Lda Rua João de Barros N°. 56r/c Luanda, Angola Tel.: +244 222 310 500 Fax: +244 222 310 220 E-mail:
  3. 3. Welcome Gr imaldiNEWS 45 QUARTERLY PUBLICATION OF THE GRIMALDI GROUP January / March 2009 • West Med: 9 New Motorways of the Sea TariffaRegimeLibero:PosteItalianeSpA-SpedizioneinAbbonamentoPostale-70%-DCBNapoli
  4. 4. I n accordance with the strategic rel- evance of Dakar as regional hub for the Group network, Grimaldi Senegal is consolidating its position in the Coun- try investing in a 6,000 sqm area of land located in the Dakar port-city area. The Group’s local subsidiary is planning to build new offices on the premises, and to create a logistics centre for the trucking activity, as well as offering an off-dock container depot. In order to guarantee the high standards required to serve all Grimaldi lines on the Atlantic routes with 200 ship calls per annum, Grimaldi Senegal is also manag- ing the only licensed car park area in the port. The area has a surface of 7,500 sqm, completely fenced and secured, in order to ensure damage-free handling solutions for both cargo transhipped for other west Afri- can destinations, and the import of vehicles bound for the Senegalese market. Furthermore, in order to guarantee high- quality standards of services to the cus- tomers, Grimaldi Senegal is operating its own haulage to door with a fleet which also includes a side-lifter trailer equipped with 40 tons lifting capacity to allow deliveries at any premises. New terminal area and logistics services in Senegal Investments carried out to widen further both Dakar hub role and services for the local market With the aim to meet shippers’ re- quests for more frequent sailings from Europe to key West African desti- nations, Grimaldi has taken the decision to upgrade its Central Express Service which, until the end of 2008, was served by five large Ro/Ro multipurpose vessels. From early 2009, this service is being strengthened and improved through the introduction of a sixth Ro/Ro mul- tipurpose vessel which is replacing a dedicated car carrier. This development will mark an increase in cargo intake ca- pacity to all the destinations covered by the service while frequency is being in- creased from 8 to 6 days. Meanwhile, the service has recently re- sumed calling at Abidjan, in Ivory Coast marking a return to this important desti- nation, offering a regular, fast and direct access to European markets for Ivorian exporters. Once all the new developments are intro- duced in early 2009, the result will be a market leading combined Multipurpose Ro/Ro service well suited also for project cargo and containers, offering a direct sailing every six days from Northern Eu- rope to Lomé, Cotonou, Lagos, Tema and Abidjan, thus allowing shippers to plan more effectively their shipments. Central Express Service improvements The introduction of a sixth vessel increases hold capacity and improves the frequency to every six days. Network extended to Abidjan Lome Lome Dakar Tema Cotonou Lagos Antwerp Hamburg AmsterdamTilbury Le Havre Abidjan 11GNE WS West Africa
  5. 5. • Grande Senegal delivered • GM Supplier of the year Finnlines on the rise Gr imaldiNEWS 50 QUARTERLY PUBLICATION OF THE GRIMALDI GROUP April/ June 2010 TariffaRegimeLibero:PosteItalianeSpA-SpedizioneinAbbonamentoPostale-70%-DCBNapoli
  6. 6. 9GNE WS Atlantic trades Despite the car industry downturn, the Port of Setubal (Por- tugal) confirmed that in 2009 over 100 calls were made by Grimaldi vessels. The relationship between the Grimaldi Group and the Portu- guese port began in the 1980’s, when the Grimaldi roll on/roll off services started developing. Today the Group transports cars, vans and all types of rolling cargo plus containers. Setubal is approximately 50km south of Lisbon and is a very important link between Northern Europe and the Mediterra- nean. In fact, nowadays the Group’s ships call at this port with two regular liner operations, the “EuroAegean” and the “Euro- Med” services. The first is a twice-a-week service dedicated to the transport of new cars, vans and all types of rolling and static cargo on mafis. Setubal is served southbound from the ports of South- ampton, Flushing, Hamburg, Antwerp and Portbury (Bristol). After Setubal, vessels call at Valencia, Livorno, Civitavecchia, Salerno, Palermo, Piraeus, Gemlik, Yenikoy, Alexandria, Bei- rut, Tripoli, Tartous, Lattakia, Salerno, Valencia. Eight Pure Car Truck Carrier Vessels are deployed on this bi-weekly service. The ro/ro & container service called Euro-Med serves Setu- bal northbound from Civitavecchia, Salerno, Piraeus, Izmir, Ashdod, Limassol, Alexandria, Salerno. Vessels then continue their voyage to Portbury, Cork, Esbjerg, Wallhamn, Antwerp, Southampton and back to the Mediterranean. The Grimaldi Group also regularly calls at the port of Lisbon with the North Europe/West African and the North Europe/ South American services. Last January Grimaldi Senegal inau- gurated its new head office building in Dakar. It is situated in the Colobane area of the capital, with a surface of 600 square meters split over two levels, ac- commodating approximately 50 employ- ees plus approximately 50 permanent dockers working in the port. The rest of the 6,000-square meter area purchased in 2009 will most likely be em- ployed as a centre for offdock services such as door-to-door container distribu- tion, workshops and container depots, etc. Grimaldi Senegal SA acts as a maritime agency, container forwarder and contain- er road haulage operator. The company also manages also a container yard and a car park in the port of Dakar. Today almost all Grimaldi’s Atlantic network routes call at Dakar linking the routes of North and South America with West Africa, the three liner services linking North Europe with West Africa (Northern, Central, and Southern Ex- press Services) and finally the service linking North Europe to South America. In 2009, the Grimaldi Group reached the record of 246 calls at Dakar and expects to reach the same number of calls dur- ing 2010. Over 100 calls at Setubal New head offices for Grimaldi Senegal
  7. 7. • Mediterranean network upgraded • Finnlines bound for Russia Strengthening the network Gr imaldiNEWS 51 QUARTERLY PUBLICATION OF THE GRIMALDI GROUP July/ september 2010 TariffaRegimeLibero:PosteItalianeSpA-SpedizioneinAbbonamentoPostale-70%-DCBNapoli
  8. 8. 8 GNE WS Achievements In the occasion of the call of the multi- purpose ro/ro vessel “Grande Senegal” at Dakar last 22nd of June, a ceremony was organised to welcome the Grimaldi Group’s newbuilding in the port. During the ceremony a visit of the vessel was organised, whose name represents the Group’s appreciation and gratitude to the host country, which plays an impor- tant role in Grimaldi’s maritime services to West Africa. The event was attended by the Sen- egalese Minister of Maritime Economy Khoureychi Thiam, the Ambassador Bouna Sérnou Diouf who represented the country’s Prime Minister, the representa- tives of the Italian, Belgian and Moroccan embassies, the Port of Dakar General Di- rector Bara Sady, the local authorities and various customers of the Grimaldi Group in Senegal. The managing director of Grimaldi Sen- egal Didier Kinsoen underlined the im- portance of the port of Dakar, the second major hub for the Grimaldi Group’s traf- fic after Antwerp: “Dakar is the only and unique transhipment port in the Atlantic network, and it is strategically situated to best serve not only the West Africa countries but also the US coast” Mr Kin- soen said during the event. “We started serving Dakar 20 years ago with only one monthly call, and now this port will register over 240 calls in 2010 and a total of 146 people employed”, he concluded. The “Grande Senegal”, delivered on the 1st of January to the Grimaldi Group by the Uljanik Shipyards of Pula (Croatia), is currently deployed on the “Southern Express Service”, linking North Europe to various West African ports. The unit has a length of 210.92 metres, a width of 32.26 metres and a gross ton- nage of 47,300 tonnes; with a speed of 21 knots, her ideal cargo intake is of 2,000 cars/vans, 2,000 linear metres of rolling cargo and 800 teu. Welcoming ceremony for m/v Grande Senegal in Dakar From left to right: Didier Kinsoen, man- ager director of Grimaldi Senegal with the Senegalese Minister of Maritime Economy Khoureychi Thiam and Bara Sady, General Director of the Port of Dakar T he Grimaldi Group was awarded the Fifth edition of the Golden Anchor Shipping Awards for the category “Car carrier operator of the year”. The event, organisedş by the Turkish publi- cation Dünya Gazetesi Pers,embe Rotası and by the Maritime News Agency, took place on the 2nd of July at the Ataköy Sheraton Marina Hotel in Istanbul and was hosted by Savas, Karakas,. The Chair- man of the Turkish Maritime Chamber of Commerce Mr Metin Kalkavan present- ed the award to Mr Francesco Olivieri, Commercial manager of the Grimaldi Group, underlining the importance of the Italian company in maritime transporta- tion in Turkey. The Grimaldi Group operates various di- rect and regular maritime ro/ro services linking Turkey to the Mediterranean and North Europe, while other destinations in West Africa, North and South America are served with transhipment. Through the Euro-Med, the Euro Aegean, the Adriatic and the East West Med Serv- ices, over 360 calls at the Turkish ports of Izmir, Mersin, Gemlik and Yenikoy for the transport of manufacturing cars, vans, trucks as well as containers are guaranteed each year. In total, 16 ro/ ro multipurpose ships as well as Pure Car Truck Carriers are deployed on the various maritime services to and from Turkey. The automotive industry is among the biggest customers of the Group’s serv- ices benefiting from Grimaldi’s regular links both for the import and the export of manufacturing vehicles. Grimaldi receives Golden Anchor Shipping award