Founded in 1945, the company owns and operates a fleet of dozens of ro-ro vessels, container vessels and car-carriers. The company also owns and operates a number of port terminals.
Grimaldi Group has particular expertise in shipping rolling cargo on ro-ro vessels (roll-on, roll-off) and multipurpose vessels (vehicles – heavy machinery – general unitized cargo – containers). Its achievements were recognized in the Lloyd’s prize it was awarded in 1998 for outstanding customer service in the ro-ro vessel category. The award pays tribute to shipping companies that excel in providing high-quality services to their customers. Among the parameters tested are compliance with sailing schedules, reliable service, and damage prevention. The company holds the ISA 9000 Quality Certificate.
The company’s services to Israel include the following lines:
- Vehicle carriers: particularly from the western Mediterranean ports.
- The Adriatic line service: sailing weekly between the ports of Koper (Slovenia) - Ravenna –Monfalcone – Ashdod - Haifa – Piraeus - Izmir. The service is on multipurpose and ro-ro vessels. In tandem, services are also provided on container vessels, on the basis of agreements with other shipping companies.
- Euromed services: Weekly departures on a fixed day of the week (Ashdod only) calling at 18 different ports directly from Scandinavia – Northern Europe – UK – Spain – Italy – Greece – Turkey – Israel – Cyprus – Egypt.
The Euromed service by means of the ACL company offers ro-ro services via transhipment through United States ports - Halifax, New York, Portsmouth, and Baltimore.
Grimaldi Group invests strongly in infrastructures on land. It owns and operates port terminals, car- and container-storage terminals,and companies for overland shipping of vehicles. This full control of the service chain ensures top quality service that’s reflected in faster loading and unloading times and the avoidance of damage.
The Grimaldi Group is comprised of the following companies - Grimaldi Compagnia di Atlantica S.p.A. di Navigazione, Industria Armamento Meridionale S.p.A., Navigazione S.p.A. and Atlantic Container Line – operating and owning multipurpose ro-ro vessels in the North American region.
Grimaldi’s head office is in Naples. Throughout the Western European countries, it has offices that are wholly or partially owned by the company, with agents in each of its trading regions.