Bollore Group has emerged among the investors interested in the Molo Settoriale terminal of the port of Taranto in southern Italy. The local port authority has just revealed that two entities presented two separate offers to operate all or part of the terminal that has a total quay length of 1,500m.
One offer came from a group of companies lead by Saga Italia (part of Saga Group controlled by Bollore), the local Ionian Shipping Consortium, Taranto Iniziative Produttive and Tecnomec Engineering. The second offer has been submitted by Italcave, a Taranto-based group already active in the bulk terminal at the same port.
Until 2015 the area subject today to international tender was operated in concession by Taranto Container Terminal (a jv between Evergreen and Italy’s TO Delta) and the best annual throughput of 900,000 teu handled was reached in 2006.