Contship Italia Group

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Contship Italia Group
Corporate Group
IndustryMaritime Terminals & Intermodal Logistics
FoundersAngelo Ravano
Melzo (MI), Italy
Area served
Mediterranean Countries and Europe
Key people
Cecilia Eckelmann Battistello,

Thomas Eckelmann,

Sebastiano Grasso
ProductsTerminals and integrated intermodal solutions
RevenueEuro 329.8 millions (2017)[1]
OwnerEUROKAI GmbH & Co. KGaA
Number of employees
3,000 (average, 2013)

Contship Italia Group is an Italian container terminal, intermodal & logistics operator.


Contship, “Container Shipping”, founded by the Italian entrepreneur Angelo Ravano, was specialised in maritime transport and, in particular, container transport. By the end of the Nineties, Contship was a global company with services running to South America, the United States, the Pacific, sub-continental Australia and the Middle East. One of its subsidiaries, Contship Italia, had been active in La Spezia since 1971 where it ran the first Italian private container terminal. In 1997 Contship’s shipping lines were sold to the CP Ships Group (today under the brand Hapag Lloyd) and thus the name Contship Containerlines disappeared. [2] [3] Contship Italia stayed as an independent company, not owned by CP and is still active with its network of maritime container terminals at La Spezia, Cagliari, Ravenna, Salerno and Tangier to serve central Europe’s main industrial and consumptions areas. In 2018, in partnership with the Italian Center for Economic Studies and Researches SRM[4], Contship produced the first analysis on logistic corridors efficiency for containerized cargo within the framework of the research activities of the Permanent Observatory on the Economy of Maritime Transport and Logistics.[5] In 2019 Mediterranean Shipping Company’s Terminal Investment Ltd (TIL) has taken over control of Medcenter Container Terminal S.p.A. from the Italian terminal operator Contship Italia.[6]


Maritime Container Terminals 2017 Total Moves[7]
Eurogate Tanger [8] 1,438,000
LSCT - La Spezia Container Terminal[9] 1,378,000
TCR - Terminal Container Ravenna[10] 185,000
CICT - Cagliari International Container Terminal[11] 433,000
SCT - Salerno Container Terminal[12] 420,000
Intermodal and logistics 2017
RHM - Rail Hub Milano - Melzo: Inland terminal solutions (including equipment depot, maintenance and repair)[13] Operated trains: 5,715
Hannibal Spa: Domestic and International Intermodal solutions the main Italian ports to central and Northern European industrial areas.[14] Transported TEU: 301,009
Oceanogate Italia: rail traction and shunting services.[15] Operated trains km: 1,073,425
Sogemar: Real Estate and I.T.[16]


  1. ^ "Eurokai Annual Report" (PDF). 2017.
  2. ^ "Contship Italia Group - History".
  3. ^ "Eurokai - Milestones on the way to becoming an international terminal operator".
  4. ^ "SRM".
  5. ^ "SRM - Logistic corridors efficiency report".
  6. ^ "MSC' Terminal Investment, Contship Agree on Sale of MCT Share". World Maritime News.
  7. ^ "Inside the Industry: Contship Italia Group 2017 results".
  8. ^ "Contship Italia Group - Eurogate Tanger".
  9. ^ "Contship Italia Group website - LSCT".
  10. ^ "Contship Italia Group website - TCR".
  11. ^ "Contship Italia Group website - CICT".
  12. ^ "Contship Italia Group website - SCT".
  13. ^ "Contship Italia Group - Rail Hub Milano".
  14. ^ "Contship Italia Group - Hannibal Spa".
  15. ^ "Contship Italia Group - Oceanogate".
  16. ^ "Contship Italia Group - Sogemar".