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Grendi christens “Futura” and returns owner. Ship in dock in Genoa for livery change and work | Il Secolo XIX, 04/23/2024

Genoa – It will be called “Grendi Futura” the third ship in the Grendi Group fleet, the first owned, marking the company’s return to direct armament after more than a decade(click here for article), arrived at the dock in Genoa yesterday, where it will remain for a month for a series of maintenance work and livery change.


“With this operation,” comments Antonio Musso, managing director of Grendi Maritime Transport, ” the group becomes a direct shipowner again, confirming the company’s long-term commitment to constantly improving its range of connections and services. Grendi Futura will be deployed on both domestic routes over Sardinia and international routes to North Africa.”


The decision to rename “Grendi Futura” the 180-meter-long ship “Wedellsborg,” built in 2014, flying the Italian flag, already leased to the company and used to transport containers and rolling stock between terminals in Marina di Carrara, Olbia, Cagliari and North Africa, was taken by a large majority in an online vote by employees, customers and suppliers of the integrated logistics group.


The purchase, previously announced in March, was finalized through Nav.Co, a newly formed company based in Genoa and 51 percent owned by Grendi Trasporti Marittimi and 49 percent owned by Finaval. The transaction, worth a total of about 34 million euros, was financed for 70 percent of the amount by Crédit Agricole Italia as agent bank and Banca Popolare di Sondrio.