From the port of Cagliari to international routes. The Grendi group, a company operating in the field of transport and logistics, reaches a new milestone and aims for further growth in international economic scenarios. The starting point of this new course is operations on the international terminal of the Port of Cagliari. A milestone that the Group, which has a consolidated turnover of 57 and a half million euros, 126 direct employees and 400 associated companies, wanted to celebrate with two days dedicated to cinema and culture right at the port of the Sardinian capital.
«The port of Cagliari is a fundamental pillar in the integrated logistics strategy for Sardinia on which the Grendi Group has always focused – announces Antonio Musso, CEO of Grendi Trasporti Marittimi -. In the international terminal we will carry out an activity dedicated to the production structure of the island in support of the import and export activities of local companies that we hope will grow quickly over time ».
The green light for the occupation of the area
The new international terminal managed by the Group is located in a 350-meter stretch of quay out of the more than 1500 total of the Port of Cagliari with an area behind it of approximately 86,000 square meters. While waiting for the authorization, the green light has arrived for the early occupation of the area to intercept the local import-export traffic. «We know that the new international terminal of Grendi does not represent the solution to all the problems of the Canale port – continues the manager -. For almost two centuries we have been accustomed to taking steps consistent with a vision of sustainable development and growth and with this spirit we believe that the concession of the quay of the Canale port is an important opportunity to put the port of Cagliari back on the radar of the large shipping companies ” . In the first half of 2021, the Group moved 17,500 TEU (the unit of measurement of containers equivalent to 20 feet) in the Cagliari terminal, up 7% compared to 2020, of containers from / to abroad “for customers such as Hapag Lloyd and MSC “. Not only that, on the island, in light of the latest concession, the group has 175,000 square meters of distribution warehouses. It is the hub for the transport and distribution of products of large companies.
As for the plans for the future, Musso clarifies that «there are many initiatives implemented by the Group to strengthen freight traffic with Sardinia. With this last concession we have strengthened the operational area of the terminals and warehouses managed by the group and we also plan to double the warehouse already present in Cagliari – he concludes -. This, with the start of the new maritime line at the beginning of the year, from Marina di Carrara to Olbia is a tangible sign of the Group’s interest in Sardinia ».