A BRIDGE OVER THE OCEAN
A venerable Italian shipping company, the 90 year old Ignazio Messina & Co (Messina Line), describes itself as a “bridge over the ocean”. It provides Roll-On/Roll-Off (RORO) shipping services between the main ports in the Mediterranean (Genoa, Marina di Carrara, Naples, Marseilles, Barcelona and Castellon) and the Eastern Mediterranean, North, East, West and South Africa, the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent.
Key to its operations is a home terminal in the heart of Genoa, one of the main Italian ports. Located close to the motorway system, it connects with six inland terminals in the most strategic industrial points of Northern and Central Italy, and is equipped with dedicated railway sidings and truck gates. It is the largest terminal handled in terms of containers and general cargo in the old Port of Genoa.
Extending over 253,355m2, the terminal operation has seven portainers, four transtainers, 63 fork-lifts, up to 45 tons capacity, 23 truck-tractors, 59 semitrailers and 20’/40’ mafi roll trailers,1 railway tractor and 77 wagons.