"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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  • Angelo Ravano
  • The Contship One, one of the first container carriers used by Contship
  • The Ship City of La Spezia
  • Cecilia Battistello in India
  • Angelo Ravano, after a long long day
  • Intermodale Italia Train in La Spezia
  • Medcenter Container Terminal
  • Ultimo consiglio di amministrazione della Contship Containerlines
  • Cagliari International Container Terminal Quay
  • Eurogate Tanger Terminal
  • Nasce Oceanogate Italia, l'operatore ferroviario del Gruppo Contship
  • CSI BU 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.

    1982
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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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    1990
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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.

    2008
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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.

    2012
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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
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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Subsidiaries

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

 

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About Us /
Download Area

Here you can find all the main commercial and technical documents about the Group and each subsidiary. 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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About Us /
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 I Maggio 1
20066 Melzo (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