Green light from Italy’s Antitrust authority to TDT Terminal takeover by Grimaldi

By 18 January 20242024 Newsletter week 03
January 18, 2024

The Grimaldi Group has received approval from Italy’s antitrust authority to acquire a 100% stake in Terminal Darsena Toscana from Gruppo Investimenti Portuali, a company controlled by the investment funds Infravia and Infracapital. The port authority of Livorno has also announced its intention to authorize the operation involving its primary ro-pax and container terminal.

Terminal Darsena Toscana is a RoPax and container terminal located in the port of Leghorn, covering an area of 389,000 square meters. It boasts an annual throughput capacity of 900,000 TEU, a quay length of 1,430 meters, and direct road and rail connections. Additionally, Sintermar Darsena Toscana, a 50-50 joint venture between Grimaldi and Gruppo Investimenti Portuali, falls under the same concession and is actively involved in the ro-pax handling business.

Emanuele Grimaldi, Chairman of the Grimaldi Group, has already clarified to Ferry Shipping News that Terminal Darsena Toscana will continue its operations as usual, maintaining its container and RoRo/RoPax handling activities.

There are market rumors suggesting that the Naples-based shipping group is also in negotiations to acquire another container terminal called Sech, which is controlled by Psa, at the port of Genoa.

Photo: Grimaldi Group