Arcese consolidates its presence in the Mediterranean

New trade agreements and the strategic collaboration with the Grimaldi Group confirm Arcese as one of Europe’s main operators in the development of intermodal transport.

Arcese has been committed to developing intermodal transport for many years as an integrated road, railway, and maritime solution. The goal is to make its transport services increasingly solid, flexible, high-performing and competitive.

The recent agreement with Grimaldi Group aims at connecting Arcese’s current road/railway network with Grimaldi’s short sea network, thereby connecting the Italian, Spanish, and Greek markets not only among each other, but also with Central and Northern Europe through intermodal solutions.

The framework of this collaboration also includes Arcese Group’s recent acquisition of Sarlog, a company specialising in intermodal transport between Italy and Spain.

“Our goal is to create an integrated sea-railway-road network to connect Europe’s main ports and freight terminals following the example of the North Sea Region. To do so, our collaboration with Grimaldi is highly strategic. Arcese boasts a widespread and highly integrated intermodal network, while Grimaldi is one of the main international RO-RO operators. The common goal is to connect the two networks and develop them synergistically”, says Marco Manfredini, Head of Arcese’s FTL Division. “When it comes to transport solutions, an increasingly larger number of clients require reliability, flexibility, and sustainability. These aspects, together with the complexity of modern supply chains launch important logistic challenges in terms of transit time and level of the service provided. A multimodal solution is intrinsically more solid and flexible than a monomodal one, and, of course, more environmentally sustainable too. Arcese Group and Grimaldi Group are on the same page on these topics. We will continue to commit ourselves and invest to allow a larger number of goods to be transported by road and rail, thereby reducing CO2 emissions and making transport activities more sustainable.”

We plan to consolidate this partnership in the future with new pan-European agreements.