Grimaldi and Messina global leaders in rolling cargo segment
According to Dynamar's report, the two Italian shipping companies are top players in deepsea ro-ro and con-ro niche market
According to Dynamar “Deepsea Ro/Ro Shipping II report”, based on statistics updated at June 2017, Grimaldi and Messina are undoubtedly leading the global market in terms of fleet capacity.
The analysis evaluates the whole ships operating deepsea trade, overlooking short-sea units.
In essence, Naples-based group is global leader in intercontinental routes, deploying 38 ships and reaching 1,182,000 GT overall capacity, while Ignazio Messina & C., ranked second, operates 9 units with 376,000 tons capacity.
Currently, overall 210 ships, with 18 years average age (despite 100 of them were built after year 2000), are engaged on ro-ro and con-ro deepsea routes.
Except for some companies operating as tonnage provider, this business is controlled by few shipping companies, particularly Bahri, Grimaldi (also holding ACL – Atlantic Container Line), Kyowa Shipping, Ignazio Messina & C., Nordana (which disrupted Europe-America line a few months ago), NYK Bulk & Projects and Wallenius Wilhelmsen.
Gruppo Grimaldi is also listed among top players in car-carriers sector, although not within the top 5.
New vehicles shipping transport is helmed by Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, Mitsui OSK Lines, “K” Line and Hoegh Autoliners, which reach over 70% global capacity.