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MSC eyes significant expansion in Italy

Geneva-based Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) is significantly expanding its business in Italy with a brand new logistics and intermodal company called Medlog Italia.

A one stop logistics and supply chain provider, the Genoa-based Medlog Italia will invest in inland logistics platforms, warehouses, trucks, and locomotives “facilitating logistics efficiency for the benefit of customers”.

This new company was founded 12 months ago and since then has been actively recruiting managers and skilled professionals (many from Contship Italia) for the new team, which has a mission to progressively control the logistics chain of cargo shipments both to and from Italy.

Sources tell Splash that the first container train directly controlled and operated by Medlog Italia is expected to be launched in 2020 and should connect the ports of Genoa and Leghorn with the respective hinterlands.

MSC controls or participates in several container terminal in Italy such as Calata Bettolo and Intermodal Marine Terminal in Genoa, La Spezia Container Terminal in La Spezia, Lorenzini Terminal in Leghorn, Roma Terminal Container in Civitavecchia, Conateco in Naples, Medcenter Container Terminal in Gioia Tauro, Adriatic Container Terminal in Ancona, Terminal Intermodale Venezia in Venice Marghera and Trieste Marine Terminal in Trieste.

Nicola Capuzzo

Nicola is a highly qualified journalist focused on transport economics, logistics and shipping with broad experience in both online and printed media. Specialties: shipping, ship finance, banking, commodities and port economics. He regularly interviews Europe's top shipowner executives for Maritime CEO magazine.
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