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Bolloré in the race for Ilva Servizi Marittimi’s fleet

A few weeks after it emerged among the investors interested in the Molo Settoriale terminal of the port of Taranto in southern Italy, Bolloré Group appears interested also in the fleet of Ilva Servizi Marittimi now.

The French firm, through its subsidiary Saga Italia, has became part of Ionian Shipping Consortium, one of the two bidders (the other one is PanAtlantic Shipping) which presented an offer for the shipping arm of the Italian steel giant Ilva Group, which is up for sale.

Ilva Servizi Marittimi owns 4 pushertugs, 8 hatchbarges fit for transporting steel products and a modern Chinese-built VLOC.

Ionian Shipping Consortium is a network of companies based in Taranto and active in shipbroking, terminal handling and freight forwarding activities.

Less than one month cago 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 presented an offer to operate all or part of a multipurpose terminal in the port of Taranto that has a total quay length of 1,500 m.

Nicola Capuzzo

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