Melzo (Milan) - January 23rd, 2018
Contship Italia Group, Italy’s leading maritime container terminal and intermodal operator, recorded a 1.3% overall decrease in handling volumes for 2017 compared to 2016, despite strong performances at its flagship facilities at La Spezia, Salerno and Tangier.
Whilst market demand for Contship’s Gateway terminals with access to Italy, south and central Europe continues to increase (+13.2%, +232,000 TEUs), transhipment activities resulted in a 6.8% decrease (-315,000 TEUs) year-on-year.
Total Moves (TEU)
|MCT - Medcenter Container Terminal||2,449,000||2,797,000|
|CICT - Cagliari International Container Terminal||433,000||671,000|
|LSCT - La Spezia Container Terminal||1,378,000||1,172,000|
|TCR - Terminal Container Ravenna||185,000||204,000|
|SCT - Salerno Container Terminal||420,000||375,000|
|Group intermodal logistics||2017||2016|
|Hannibal (transported TEU)||301,009||271,000|
|Oceanogate Italia (operated trains km)||1,073,425||1,158,000|
|Rail Hub Milano - Melzo (operated trains)||5,715||5,896|
Hannibal, Contship Group’s intermodal service provider for maritime and continental transport, reported growth of 11% in transported TEUs (+30,000 TEUs) achieving an increase in volumes for the second consecutive year.
Contship’s Rail Hub Milano (RHM) was impacted by the major disruption to the railway at Rastatt, which lies between Basel and Karlsruhe last August. The two month closure of this crucial part of the Rhine Alpine corridor resulted in a standstill of rail freight between Western Europe and Italy and led to 181 less trains operating compared to 2016 (-3%).
Cecilia Eckelmann-Battistello, Contship Italia Group President, said today: “2017 was a challenging year for the maritime industry, especially the reorganisation of liner alliances which has significantly changed the environment. More and more the focus has shifted from port performance to supply chain performance with Contship’s intermodal product Hannibal, being able to record increased transport volumes compared to the year before.
Contship continues to work hard to provide the market with fully integrated and competitive port-to-door services by deploying innovative solutions and strong inland connections with expected further growth in Italy and over the Alps.”
Explore the Contship Connectivity Tool to learn more about maritime and intermodal connectivity: