The Italian group receives the prestigious recognition during the North America Automotive Global Awards
Naples, 10th April 2017 – In the majestic surroundings of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in New Orleans, last 5th April the Grimaldi Group received the Shipping Company of the Year award. The ceremony was held during the third edition of the North America Automotive Global Awards, an event organized by Three6Zero, an editorial group specialised in the automotive industry with various publications distributed in America, Asia, India and Europe.
The Automotive Global Awards are assigned annually by a jury of experts, which identifies the global excellence involved in the automotive supply chain.
The Grimaldi Group was awarded as the best shipping company, both for its ro/ro and container services, having successfully managed the difficult trading in the North America market, while meeting the needs and challenges of its customers and demonstrating its reliability through dedication to outstanding service and innovation.
“I am very delighted to be here and it is a great honour for me to receive this award in this great country”, commented Costantino Baldissara, Commercial, Logistics & Operations Director of the Grimaldi Group while receiving the award. “We have a strong commitment to provide even wider and more efficient transport services to all companies operating in the import/export trades with the American Continent”.
With 70 years of experience, the Naples-based Grimaldi Group is a dedicated supplier of integrated logistics services based on maritime transport to the world’s major vehicle manufacturers. Various are the maritime services for ro/ro and containers offered by the Group to North American destinations: with the brand Grimaldi Lines it offers a regular maritime service from the Eastern and Western Mediterranean, as well as from the coasts of West Africa while its sister company Atlantic Container Line (ACL) performs a weekly service from various North European ports.
The North American ports called by the Grimaldi Group companies are: Halifax (Canada), Baltimore, New York, Savannah, Jacksonville, Norfolk, Galveston and Houston.
Finally, the company ACL, acquired by the Grimaldi Group back in 2001, is headquartered in Westfield (New Jersey).
In the photo from left to right: Sam Ogle, Automotive Supply Chain magazine editor, Doug Jackson, General Sales Manager of Atlantic Container Line, Costantino Baldissara, Commercial, Logistics & Operations Director of Grimaldi Group, Peter Wooding, Chief Executive of Three6Zero.