The Italian shipping group strengthens its presence in China

Naples/Shanghai, 23 April 2024: On 18 April, Grimaldi Shipping Agency Shanghai – the Grimaldi Group’s agency in China – inaugurated its new offices. In attendance at the event were Group Managing Director Diego Pacella, Amelia Grimaldi and Euromed & Far East/Europe Line Manager Luigi Pacella Grimaldi.

The new Grimaldi Shanghai offices are located in Sinar Mas Plaza, the tallest skyscraper in the Old City, overlooking the Bund and Pudong, which are among the symbols of the Chinese economic capital.

The Agency, which currently has a team of 15 people directed by General Manager Francesco Zhou, was established last year with the aim of best assisting the Grimaldi Group’s customers. It represents the Italian group in China, particularly taking care of relations with local vehicle manufacturers.

In fact, in response to a growing demand for transport from the main vehicle manufacturers, since 2022 the Italian shipping group has deployed its modern ships on regular connections to and from the Far East.

The Group currently connects China to the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and West Africa with regular calls in the ports of Shanghai and Tianjin, while also serving those of Yantai, Lianyungang and Xiamen.


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The Grimaldi Group, headquartered in Naples, operates a fleet of over 130 vessels and employs approximately 18,000 people. Wholly owned by the Grimaldi family, it is a multinational logistics Group specialised in the operation of roll-on/roll-off vessels, car carriers and ferries. It comprises seven shipping companies, namely: Grimaldi Deep Sea, operating in the transport of rolling cargo and container on the Atlantic routes and between the Mediterranean and West Africa; Grimaldi Euromed, specialized in the transport of rolling freight in Europe, in the Motorways of the Sea and in the transport of passengers in the Mediterranean with the Grimaldi Lines brand; Atlantic Container Line, which offers transport services for containers and rolling cargo between North America and North Europe; Malta Motorways of the Sea, whose vessels connect Malta to the main ports in the Mediterranean; Minoan Lines, operating in Greek cabotage for the transport of freight and passengers; Finnlines, operating in freight and passengers transport in the North and Baltic Sea; Trasmed GLE, active in the transport of freight and passengers between mainland Spain and the Balearic Islands.

The maritime connections are the core of an advanced logistics chain, which includes port terminals and road transport companies. The over 20 port and terminals owned/operated by the Grimaldi Group are located in 13 countries around the world: Italy, Spain, Greece, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Ireland, Belgium, Egypt, Cameroon, Nigeria, Benin. Most of these terminals are fitted with Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI) facilities, warehouses and workshops. 

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