Apart from the huge investment plan in tanker newbuildings, d’Amico Group of Italy has just added a third containership to the fleet of the fully owned company d’Amico Dry Maroc.
The Italian shipping company confirmed to Splash: “The ship renamed Cielo di Rabat has been purchased for some $7m.” The vessel will be deployed on a feeder service linking several South European ports with all the major hubs in Morocco.
Former owner of the ship (ex name Santa Giorgina) was the Hamburg-based Santa Giorgina Offen Reederei GmbH & Co.
D’Amico Dry Maroc provides a full range of feedering services in the western Mediterranean. Specializing in the provision of domestic services between the Moroccan ports of Agadir, Tangier-Med and Casablanca, the company now has three small boxships under the Moroccan flag.
D’Amico has been part of the business world in Morocco since the early 1970s, when it started up a liner service to Italy. Services were later extended to France, Spain and Tunisia.