Grimaldi expands Malta activities
Naples-based Grimaldi Group is banking on Malta, where it runs a number of activities, including MCAST, the Maritime Institute for the training of sea cadets. Now, because of Brexit, Atlantic Container Line (ACL), a Grimaldi Group company, has proceeded to reflag its fleet over the last six months, discarding the Union Jack and opting for the Malta flag instead.
A total of nine vessels of ACL are currently under Maltese flag while another one is due to be added over in the next few months. ACL operates major con/ro vessels, offering a liner service between various North European and North American ports for the transport of rolling units and containers.
Malta Motorways of the Sea Ltd (MMOS), a Grimaldi Group company, has recently strengthened its fleet with the purchase of two additional vessels: the ro/ro units "Eurocargo Catania" and "Eurocargo Sicilia". (cd)