"We bring the ship to your factory": a vision of Angelo Ravano. Contship Italia Group: a 21st century reality.

About Us /
Mission

In Contship, we always strive for excellence, creating value for our customers, our employees, our suppliers and the territories in which we work. We will maintain and develop our leadership position in the global supply chain as Your Italian Partner of Choice by improving the efficiency and quality of maritime terminals and intermodal transport services. We are also committed to providing integrated European solutions, extending the reach of Contship Italia Group in the global supply chain. 

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  • La nave Contship One, una delle prime portacontainer utilizzate da Contship
  • La nave City of La Spezia, in porto
  • Cecilia Battistello in India
  • Angelo Ravano, after a long long day
  • Treno Intermodale Italia a La Spezia
  • Medcenter Container Terminal
  • Ultimo consiglio di amministrazione della Contship Containerlines
  • Le banchine del Cagliari International Container Terminal
  • Il terminal Eurogate Tanger
  • Le ULCC da 14.000 TEU arrivano a La Spezia
  • Nasce Oceanogate Italia, l'operatore ferroviario del Gruppo Contship
  • Il Rail Hub Milano, la piattaforma logistica intermodale del Gruppo
  • CSI Teams
  • About Us /
    History

    Contship is the combination of the words "CONTAINER" and "SHIPPING". Contship founder, Angelo Ravano started the company with fully containerized ships in 1969, with the slogan “We Bring the Ship to Your Factory”. Contship positioned itself along with other light-minded entrepreneurs at the time of the dawn of containerization as a true pioneer in Italy and Europe.

     

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    1969 Angelo Ravano establishes Contship

    The first liner service is operated from Fos Sur Mer to Casablanca with M/V Sea Maid (82 TEUs capacity)

    1969
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    1971 Container Terminal Operations commence in La Spezia

    Contship operates the first private container terminal in Italy, the seeds are planted: 

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    1971
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    1977 First container line service from Europe to India

    Contship extends its Arabian Gulf service as far as Mumbai.

    1977
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    1982 In Australia with Eagle Containerlines

    Contship establishes Eagle Containerlines, as the first independent liner service to Australia.

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    1990 The largest private intermodal network in Italy

    Sogemar is merged with Intermodale Italia: Contship creates the largest private intermodal network in Italy, continuing:

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    1995 Medcenter Container Terminal

    Commercial operations commence at Medcenter Container Terminal (MCT) in Gioia Tauro.

    1995
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    1997-1999 Contship Containerslines Ltd.

    Contship Containerlines Ltd is acquired by CP Ships. Eurokai becomes the main shareholder of Contship Italia Group.

    1997
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    2001-2004 A growing network

    Terminal Container Ravenna (TCR) and Cagliari International Container Terminal (CICT) as well as Terminal Darsena Toscana (TDT) join the maritime container terminal network of Contship. Intermodal solutions across the Alps commence, a further evolution of: 

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    2001
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    2008 North Africa start-up of operations

    Commercial operations begin at Eurogate Tanger.

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    2011 Investments and scale-up

    La Spezia becomes the first Italian gateway to operate 14,000 TEUs Ultra Large Container Carrier (ULCC) and Gioia Tauro is the first hub in the Mediterranean able to operate 4 ULCC simultaneously. Melzo, Contship Rail Hub completes the first phase of expansion. 

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    2012 A new product added

    Contship establishes Oceanogate Italia, as the Group rail traction company.

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    2015 Ready for the Future, Now

    Contship Italia Group maritime terminals establish a new record, welcoming in Gioia Tauro and La Spezia the largest container carrier to have ever called italian ports. Rail Hub Milano is established, while Melzo (MI) intermodal logistic platform doubles its capacity.

     

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    Today, Your Italian Partner of First Choice

    Angelo Ravano's vision has now evolved into Contship Italia S.p.A., a diverse global supply chain partner continuing to innovate in a now vertically integrated business model. Combined, the entrepreneur’s legacy is fit for purpose as a 21st century reality, providing the right products in the right place. Truly, no longer a vision:

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About Us /
Core Business

Through our Maritime Terminals network and Intermodal & Logistics solutions, we offer a wide range of integrated services. 

 

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Maritime Terminal - Intelligent solutions

Our maritime terminals network offer customers a diverse range of services. In response to and in most cases ahead of market, Contship Italia Group investments include large transhipment hubs, as well as gateway ports, regional and local. In 2014 Contship container terminal Business Units handled 6.6 million TEUs of which 5.2 million TEUs were handled in Italy, thus making Contship the single largest Container Terminal Operator in Italy.

 

La Spezia Container Terminal
Medcenter Container Terminal
Salerno Container Terminal
Cagliari International Container Terminal
Terminal Container Ravenna
Eurogate Tanger
Con.tug
Spe.De.Mar
Container Service Ravenna
La Spezia Reefer Center
Contrepair

Intermodal & Logistics - Intelligent solutions

Responding to the challenge to offer a network of vertically integrated multi-modal connections between the main Italian ports, North Italy, Southern and Central European markets, our network supports shipping lines and the entire logistic industry to reduce distribution costs and increase efficiency. Through Sogemar, Hannibal, Rail Hub Milano and Oceanogate combined rail and truck, truck service and rail service solutions, Contship Italia Group delivers socially and environmentally sustainable development in the maritime and continental freight transport business, ensuring end to end global supply chain solutions.

 

Sogemar
Hannibal
Oceanogate Italia
Rail Hub Milano
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Business Units

Contship Italia Group companies have a strong reputation in all market segments where they are present.

 

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La Spezia Container Terminal
Medcenter Container Terminal
Salerno Container Terminal
Cagliari International Container Terminal
Terminal Container Ravenna
Eurogate Tanger
Con.tug
Spe.De.Mar
Container Service Ravenna
La Spezia Reefer Center
Contrepair
Sogemar
Hannibal
Oceanogate Italia
Rail Hub Milano

La Spezia Container Terminal

Contacts

Viale s. Bartolomeo 20
19126 La Spezia (SP), Italy
infolsct@contshipitalia.com
+39 0187 5551

 

LSCT is Contship’s regional Gateway Container Terminal in La Spezia, since 1987: evolving as a modern infrastructure with a long tradition of success, ready to accommodate the latest generation of container carriers, and handling a record for Italy of more than 30% of its throughput via rail, with more to come.

La Spezia Container Terminal is your direct connection to global markets overseas, the ideal gateway for central and northern Italy, and an increasingly smart option for southern Europe, using Hannibal European rail network as a launch pad from Rail Hub Milano, enabling fast and seamless cargo transfer, by rail and/or truck.

LSCT sustains continuous investment programs in infrastructure, equipment and human resources to deliver teamwork excellence and state-of-the-art technological solutions, all at your service, 24/7.

 

La Spezia Container Terminal: Ready for the future, Now!

 

Quays
986 m (full containers)
1390 m (general cargo & containers)
Water depth
14.5 m
Yard area
291,000 sqm main
(full containers)
162,000 sqm
(general cargo & containers)
52,000 sqm off-dock
Yard capacity
28,000 TEUs
7,500 Ground Slots
Handling capacity
1.4 million TEUs per year
Quay Cranes
11 STS Cranes (23rd row)
7 Harbour Mobile Cranes
Yard equipment
22 Reach Stackers
8 RMG Cranes
12 RTG Cranes
Reefer plugs
464
Shift hours
07.00-13.00
13.00-19.00
19.00-01.00
01.00-07.00
Gate rail
24 / 7
Gate truck
MON-FRI 07.00-01.00
SAT 01.00-13.00

Medcenter Container Terminal

Contacts

Viale Angelo Ravano 1
89013 Gioia Tauro (RC), Italy
infomct@contshipitalia.com
+39 0966 7141

 

Medcenter Container Terminal is, since 1995, Contship Transhipment Hub in Gioia Tauro: a Mega-port with super equipment, 3.4 km of linear quay, and water depth reaching -18 m chart datum, ready to receive and operate on the largest ULCCs that call at Mediterranean ports.

Transhipment operations at MCT are regularly performed on 3 mega vessels simultaneously, often with direct Mother-Feeder transfer, ensuring high productivity and absolute reliability, both crucial to manage effectively the 1,500 calls performed every year, corresponding to more than 4 ships berthing at MCT, each and every day, and more than 50 millions TEUs, handled since the beginning of operations, in September 1995.

Complementing the long established transhipment activity, MCT continues to strengthen its inland connectivity, and thus its role as regional gateway port for southern Italy.

 

Medcenter Container Terminal: your MEGA-Hub in the Mediterranean!

 

Quays
3.391 m
Water depth
Up to 18 m
Yard area
1,600,000 sqm
Yard capacity
75,000 TEUs
Handling capacity
4.2 million TEUs per year
Quay Cranes
22 STS Cranes (23rd row)
1 Harbour Mobile Crane
Yard equipment
100 Straddle Carrier
12 Reach Stackers
12 Multitrailers
Reefer plugs
2,300
Shift hours
07.00-13.00
13.00-19.00
19.00-01.00
01.00-07.00
Gate rail
24 / 7
Gate truck
MON-FRI 07.00-19.00
SAT 07.00-13.00

Salerno Container Terminal

Contacts

Via Camillo Sorgente 72/A
84125 Salerno (SA), Italy
infosct@contshipitalia.com
+39 089 230552

 

SCT is a regional container terminal which has gained through the years a very strong reputation for reliability and efficiency. This is made possible thanks to a qualified, dynamic and motivated staff, led by a management leadership team with the ability to find the most appropriate solutions to meet each client needs.

 

Salerno Container Terminal: reliably and efficiently serving CENTRAL and SOUTHERN Italian markets!

 

Quays
920 m + 1,080 m available
Water depth
Up to 13,00 m
Yard area
100,000 sqm
Yard capacity
12,000 TEUs
Handling capacity
500,000 TEUs per year
Quay Cranes
5 STS Cranes

Cagliari International Container Terminal

Contacts

Porto Canale P.o: BOX 483
09124 Cagliari (CA), Italy
infocict@contshipitalia.com
+39 070 25051

 

Cagliari International Container Terminal (CICT) is, since 2003, Contship Sardinian transhipment hub, dedicated to large scale hub and spoke and relay operations. CICT is also acting as the regional gateway port of Regione Sardegna, as well as the extended homeport for North Africa economies. The multi-faceted role is under-pinned by the flexibility of its approach, the efficiency of its processes, and the opportunities for further development, with more than 900,000 sqm available for growth both in terminal infrastructure and other industrial and logistic infrastructure.

On a global scale, CICT offers high connectivity with the main international trades, whilste for domestic import and export flows creating a competitive distribution centre for the whole Mediterranean basin, and a direct link between Sardinian and global markets.CICT strategic positioning and innovative technological approach, also meets on-demand and just-in-time operations that provide substantial supply chain advantages for shippers and receivers.

 

Cagliari International Container Terminal : the Centre, at Your Service!

 

Quays
1,520 m
Water depth
16 m
Yard area
400,000 sqm
Yard capacity
24,000 TEUs
Handling capacity
1.3 million TEUs per year
Quay Cranes
7 STS Cranes (18th row)
1 Harbour Mobile Crane
Yard equipment
6 Reach Stackers
9 Front Loaders
30 Trucks
32 Trailers
Reefer plugs
936
Shift hours
07.00-15.00
15.00-23.00
23.00-07.00
Gate truck
MON-FRI 07.00-19.00
SAT 07.00-13.00

Terminal Container Ravenna

Contacts

Via Classicana 105
48122 Ravenna (RA), Italy
infotcr@contshipitalia.com
+39 0544 434411

 

Terminal Container Ravenna (TCR) is Contship special port for special products: TCR strength lies in this comprehensive range of value-added services, designed to meet all supply chain needs, providing dedicated facilities and know-how, with the added benefit of all being provided on-site, from within the terminal area.

Value Added Services available at TCR include perishable & fresh products logistics, cargo consolidation and lashing, container stuffing and unstuffing, standard and reefer container maintenance and repair, IMO goods handling and stocking, RO-RO operations support and Project Cargo management.

 

Terminal Container Ravenna: the FASTEST Link to East Med and beyond!

 

Quays
700 m
Water depth
10.5 m
Yard area
250,000 sqm
Yard capacity
13,000 TEUs
Handling capacity
285,000 TEUs per year
Quay Cranes
4 STS Cranes (17th row)
1 Harbour Mobile Crane
Yard equipment
18 Reach Stackers
4 RMG Cranes
Reefer plugs
180
Shift hours
06.30 - 13.00
13.00 - 19.30
19.30 - 01.00
01.00 - 06.30
Gate rail
24 / 7
Gate truck
MON-FRI 07.00-19.30
SAT 07.00-12.30

Eurogate Tanger

Contacts

Ksar Al Majaz - Ouad R'mel
90000 Tangeri, Morocco
communication@eurogate-tanger.com
+212 53 93 78 219

 

The EUROGATE Tanger S.A. container terminal is conveniently and geo-strategically located on the Strait of Gibraltar in Morocco and serves as a bridge between Africa and Europe. The container terminal is located in a free trade zone to the east of the city of Tangier. EUROGATE Tanger is the ideal transhipment hub for the western Mediterranean as well as Africa and South America. With a quay length of 810 m, a terminal area of 400,000 m² and a water depth of up to 18 m, the facility is well-equipped to handle the new generation of container ships.

EUROGATE Tanger offers the quality and productivity of Europe's Number One container terminal network. Our staff has been trained abroad, at the Contship Italia Terminals in Italy. We only use state-of-the-art technology.

 

Eurogate Tanger: handling the LARGEST ships!

 

Quays
812 m
Water depth
18 m
Yard area
400,000 sqm
Yard Area
45,000 TEU
Yard capacity
45,000 TEUs
Handling capacity
1.5 million TEUs per year
Quay Cranes
8 STS Cranes (23rd row)
1 Harbour Mobile Crane (100T)
Yard equipment
6 Reach Stackers
21 RTG Cranes
2 Front Loader
Reefer plugs
1,255

Con.tug

Contacts

C/o Container Terminal - Building 1
89013 Gioia Tauro (RC), Italy 
contugsrl@tin.it
+39 0966 714241 

 

Con.Tug. provides towage services at the port of Gioia Tauro, operating four modern tugboats with 4500/5000 bhp and azimutal thrust shottel SRP.

 

Spe.De.Mar

Contacts

Via Flavio Bertone, Località Centone
19037 S. Stefano Magra (SP), Italy
info@spedemar.it 
+39 0187 631851 

 

Spe.De.Mar provides a full range of services for containerization, container freight station, warehousing and highly tailored logistic value added services.

 

Container Service Ravenna

Contacts

Via Classicana
48122 Ravenna (RA), Italy
csr@csr-ravenna.it
+39 0544 436565

 

Container Service Ravenna (CSR) provides containers and equipment maintenance and repair services, rent, customized design and production for multiple uses.

 

La Spezia Reefer Center

Contacts

Via F. Bertone
19037 S. Stefano Magra (SP), Italy
info@lsrc.it
+39 0187 631851

 

LA SPEZIA REEFER CENTER offers temperature controlled storage warehousing services. The warehouse is organized to receive and stock inbound goods and has been certified as bonded warehouse customs area. La Spezia Reefer Center's warehouse is located in Santo Stefano Magra dryport area, less than 1 km from toll gate ( entry to A15 Parma / La Spezia and A12 Genova / Rosignano), just 8 km from Port of La Spezia and next to customs offices. The warehouse is integrated within a complex including competent authorities inspection point. 

 

Contrepair

Contacts

Molo Fornelli
19126 La Spezia (SP), Italy 
info@contrepair.it
+39 0187 633209

 

Contrepair, with its 40 years of history within the Group, provides depot, maintenance and repair services for reefer and dry containers.

 

 

Sogemar

Contacts

Via Magenta 60
20017 Lucernate di Rho (MI), Italy
info@contshipitalia-sogemar.it
+39 02 950761

 

Sogemar, with over 50 years of experience in the sector, acts as a sub-holding, leading the Intermodal and Logistics Business Units, coordinating Hannibal, Oceanogate and RHM activities. Sogemar is also AEO (Authorized Economic Operator) and provides customs and warehousing services.

 

Hannibal

Contacts

Via 1° Maggio, 1
20066 Melzo (MI), Italy
info@contshipitalia-hannibal.it 
+39 02 950761

 

Hannibal is Contship Multimodal Transport Operator, offering flexible intermodal solutions for national and international freight transport. Combining a fleet of 350 modern trucks with over 160 weekly trains from and towards the main Italian and European destinations, Hannibal provides customers with socially and environmentally sustainable transport solutions, designed to support maritime and continental freight transport businesses, bringing the ship to the customers’ door. 

 

Truck fleet
350 Trucks
10% Euro 6
40% Euro 5
Weekly trains
24 International Round Trip
32 National Round Trip

Oceanogate Italia

Contacts

Via I Maggio 1
20066 Melzo (MI), Italy
info@contshipitalia-oceanogate.it
+39 02 950761

Oceanogate Italia is Contship Rail Traction Company, providing reliable, integrated and fast cargo-train shunting and traction services. Oceanogate Italia helps customers saving time, money and CO2 emissions, through smarter transport solutions.

 

Rail tracks
1.1 mln km/train per year
Drivers
53
Block trains
4,400
Locomotors (long distance)
9
Locomotors (shunting)
3
Wagons
330

Rail Hub Milano

Contacts

Via I Maggio 1
20066 Melzo (MI), Italy
info@contshipitalia-rhm.it
+39 02 950761

 

Rail Hub Milano is a comprehensive logistic platform dedicated to the handling and intermodal transfer of unitized loads. Here, customers can find one-stop-shop solutions, to achieve total supply chain control through intelligent integration of road and rail transport services.

RHM facilities include 4.400 sqm of bonded and national warehouses, a dedicated service center for train and truck drivers to make operations even more flexible, scalable and fast.

 

Rail tracks
4 x 750 m
3 x 550 m
12 x up to 600 m each
Yard Area
260,000 sqm
Handling capacity
300,000 TEUs per year
Yard equipment
2 RMG Cranes
11 Reach Stacker
(Full containers)
2 Reach Stacker
1 Front Loader
(Empty containers)
Warehouses
8,100 sqm
M&R workshops
1,540 sqm
Block trains
7,000
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Download Area

Here you can find all the main commercial and technical documents about the Group and each Business Unit. Discover Contship world with a click.

 

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About Us /
Corporate

Contship Italia Spa is the Group’s holding company headquartered in Milan, Melzo. Main functions include corporate strategy and coordination of operating activities for all subsidiaries of the Group, as well as corporate functional services. Contship Italia Group is led by Cecilia Eckelmann-Battistello and is part of Eurokai Group, the largest independent container terminal operator in Europe.

 

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Eurokai GmbH & Co. KGaA

 

The firm had its beginnings in the barge business on the Elbe which Cordt Eckelmann started in 1865. For nearly 100 years harbour shipping was the main business. Eurokai KGaA was formally founded in 1961 by Kurt Eckelmann, a truly innovative pioneer who built up a multi-purpose terminal to participate in the nascent container business. Today, through Eurogate and Contship Italia holding companies, it operates and controls the largest container terminal network in Europe. Eurokai is now managed by Thomas Eckelmann, the fifth generation of the founding family, who joined the company in 1982. His vision of and entrepreneurial commitment to the development of Italian container terminal business was given official recognition in June 2006, when he was made a "Commendatore" of the Italian Republic (Order of Merit). Eurokai is listed on the German stock exchange and in the mid – 1990s combined its activities with the BLG Logistics Group, founding Eurogate. 


EUROKAI: from a tradition of innovation.

 

eurokai.com

 

Eurogate GmbH & Co. KGaA, KG

 

EUROGATE is now Europe's leading container-terminal and logistics group, also achieving a high ranking globally. The company's head office is in the Free and Hanseatic City of Bremen. EUROGATE operates facilities in Germany (Bremerhaven, Hamburg, Wilhelmshaven), Russia (Ust Luga), Morocco (Tangier) and Portugal (Lisbon) and holds a 33.4% stake in Contship Italia Group.


EUROGATE: moving the global economy.

 

eurogate.eu

 

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Careers

“A company is made up of people and its success is the result of those people” Angelo Ravano

The metaphor of Contship is the Circus. Always ready to go on stage with the show that cannot ever stop. For all those who share these same values, the same determination and commitment, Contship offers opportunities to grow and develop.

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“A company is made up of people and its success is the result of those people” Angelo Ravano

The metaphor of Contship is the Circus. Always ready to go on stage with the show that cannot ever stop. For all those who share these same values, the same determination and commitment, Contship offers opportunities to grow and develop.

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Intermodal & Logistics

Sogemar S.p.A.
Via Magenta 60
20017 – Lucernate di Rho (MI), Italy
P: +39 02 950761
@: contact by e-mail

Hannibal S.p.A.
Via I Maggio 1
20066 Melzo (MI), Italy
P: +39 02 950761
@: contact by e-mail

Oceanogate Italia S.p.A.
Via I Maggio 1
20066 Melzo (MI), Italy
P: +39 02 950761
@: contact by e-mail

Rail Hub Milano S.p.A.
Via I Maggio 1
20066 Melzo (MI), Italy
P: +39 02 950761
@: contact by e-mail

Maritime Terminals

La Spezia Container Terminal S.p.A.
Viale s. Bartolomeo 20
19126 La Spezia (SP), Italy
P: + 39 0187 5551
@: contact by e-mail

Medcenter Container Terminal S.p.A.
Viale Angelo Ravano 1
89013 Gioia Tauro (RC), Italy
P: + 39 0966 7141
@: contact by e-mail

Porto Industriale di Cagliari S.p.A.
Porto Canale P.o: BOX 483
09124 Cagliari (CA), Italy
P: +39 070 25051
@: contact by e-mail

Terminal Container Ravenna S.p.A.
Via Classicana 105
48122 Ravenna (RA), Italy
P: +39 0544 434411
@: contact by e-mail

Salerno Container Terminal S.p.A.
Via Camillo Sorgente 72/A
84125 Salerno (SA), Italy
P: + 39 089 230552
@: contact by e-mail

Eurogate Tanger S.A.
Ksar Al Majaz - Ouad R'mel
90000 Tangeri, Morocco
P: + 212 53 93 78 219
@: contact by e-mail

Con.tug
C/o Container Terminal - Building 1
89013 Gioia Tauro (RC), Italy
P: +39 0966 714241
@: contact by e-mail

Spe.De.Mar
Via Flavio Bertone, Località Centone
19037 S. Stefano Magra (SP), Italy
P: +39 0187 631851
@: contact by e-mail

Container Service Ravenna
Via Classicana
48122 Ravenna (RA), Italy
P: +39 0544 436565
@: contact by e-mail

La Spezia Reefer Center
Via F. Bertone
19037 S. Stefano Magra (SP), Italy
P: +39 0187 631851
@: contact by e-mail

Contrepair
Molo Fornelli
19126 La Spezia (SP), Italy
P: +39 0187 633209
@: contact by e-mail

Corporate

Contship Italia S.p.A.
Via I Maggio 1
20066 Melzo (MI), Italy
P: +39 02 95529611
@: contact by e-mail

EUROKAI GmbH & Co. KGaA
Kurt-Eckelmann-Straße 1
21129 Hamburg, Germany
P: + 49 40 7405 2005
@: contact by e-mail

EUROGATE GmbH & Co. KGaA, KG
Präsident-Kennedy-Platz 1a
28203 Bremen, Germany
P: + 49 421 1425 02
@: contact by e-mail