November 4th 2015: La Spezia Container Terminal, the Group’s regional gateway to North Italy, with an extended reach to Southern Europe has achieved its 1,000,000 TEUs handled in 2015.
At 13.00 hrs. November 4th, the terminal reached this milestone, more than a month earlier, compared to 2014 and previous years: 2015 has truly been a year of many achievements!
Witnessed by an internal live and on-line monitoring application, available to all its employees, the record is captured as the one o’clock working shift passes into the next and then quickly followed by an update within minutes, another 4 TEUs handled is registered.
Comments Michele Giromini: “This event usually happens around Christmas time, a time for celebration for all of the family. A time for reflection; being several weeks in advance compared to previous years, this time it has passed almost unnoticed, until I heard from one of the reception staff. 2015 has been a momentous period for the terminal, the team. The shareholders have entrusted us all with a substantial investment commitment of € 200 million. Every one of the LSCT team is a custodian of this investment. Whilst I extend a heartfelt thanks to our valued customers, who have entrusted their faith and their business to the La Spezia System, fulsome praise is due to each team member who has contributed to this milestone. We truly are “Ready for the Future, Today”.
Michael Cashman, Commercial Director of the Group Service Unit adds: “Our Group is committed to respond to the needs of our customers and our customers’ customer. Even if there is a feeling of uncertainty from the market, each of our business is focussed on remaining at the forefront of supply chain leadership. This latest achievement bears testimony to this. If I look at the detail, it is clear that the La Spezia System continues to go from strength to strength, confirming that the Group has the right products in the right place”.
Historical record of La Spezia Container Terminal achieving 1,000,000 TEUs: