Senior members of China Shipping Group management team in Shanghai October 26th, extended a cordial and friendly weclome in meeting with Contship Italia Group, led by Group President Cecilia Eckelmann-Battistello.
Cecilia Eckelmann-Battistello comments on the visit: ”It has been a privilege to return to Shanghai and I sincerely offer a special thanks to our valued customer, China Shipping, indeed we are long term friends, for the time afforded to us during our visit. Both of our respective Groups continue to undergo change and I wish to personally convey the positive impact on service as well as the range of services that are now available from Contship. It is a pleasure to engage directly with China Shipping HQ and I extend my warm appreciation for the on-going support of China Shipping to our Group.”
The main agenda items discussed included the respective Groups development plans for the Italian market and beyond. Contship Italia Group delegation provided details of its investment plans, with specific emphasis on the substantial effort on improving its service product via the La Spezia System.
Michael Cashman, Commercial Director Marine Terminals, concludes: “We have been working hard to differentiate our product with an efficient link from port to door and vice versa. In managing the ship operations at the terminal, as well as the landside transportation, Contship product ensures a seamless transfer of containers both by truck and rail. In the latter case, “RAILability” is now enabling China Shipping imports from Asia to Italy to provide an extremely competitive end to end transit time, both to Italy and specific South Europe markets, as ships arrive on Fridays enabling a Monday morning delivery to receivers.”
Contship Italia Delegation comprised of: Cecilia Eckelmann Battistello - Group President, Michael Cashman - Commercial Director, Giuseppe Fumelli - Management Control Director, Daniele Testi - Marketing & Corporate Communication Director, and Mr. Thomas Eckelmann, majority shareholder – Contship Italia.
China Shipping Senior Management comprised of: Mr. ZHANG Guofa President of China Shipping Group, Mr. ZHAO Hongzhou - Managing Director, China Shipping Container Lines Co. Ltd., Mr. Frank S.Q. Tu - Deputy General Manager Business Support Division, Mrs. Lucy WU - General Manager Europe Lines Division, Ms YU Fan - Public Relations Division.