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
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).