MSC Group is ready the get a foothold in the port of Genoa where it already controls the local cruise terminal. According to local media, the group founded by Gianluigi Aponte seems to be in a very advanced stage to buy a minority stake (49%) of the multipurpose terminal owned by Messina group in Genoa. The latter is a logistics group active mainly in the field of roro and container transport at sea through the shipping company Ignazio Messina & C.
MSC Group, through the Italian holding Marinvest and the port terminal-branch TIL (Terminal Investment Limited) is already based in several Italian ports, such as La Spezia, Leghorn, Civitavecchia, Naples, Gioia Tauro, Venice and Trieste. Genoa was one of the few major ports still missing on MSC’s list.
Terminal Messina is currently subject to some land filling works and once competed will result in a new port infrastructure covering an area of some 300,000 sq m with two berths.