In the last 10 years 462 companies operating in logistics, subsidiaries of 280 foreign groups, have invested in Italy. Thanks to this massive business presence, Italy is able to offer a wide range of integrated logistics services, with high levels of expertise and within an international logistics network.
It is mainly in the port sector that Italy has been the subject of a real race to the investment.
Here are some examples of operations conducted by important global players:
- the German
, through the subsidiary Eurokai, has concentrated its presence in Italy and, through Contship Italy, has the control of Gioia Tauro Medcenter Container Terminal, La Spezia Container Terminal, Livorno Terminal Darsena Toscana, Ravenna Terminal Container and Salerno Terminal Container
(Taiwan, China) has entered Italian market in 1998 acquiring the majority shares of Lloyd Triestino, an historical Italian shipping company with which, 4 years later, has taken the control of the pier VII of Trieste Port. The Chinese company, furthermore, has cofinanced the realization of Taranto Terminal Container, inaugurated in September 2001
- in 1998
Port of Singapore Authority
has taken the control of Sinport which manages Voltri Terminal Container of Genoa and Marghera Terminal Container of Venice;
, a Chinese shipping company, has come into Italy in 2002 taking the control of Naples Terminal Container. In 2008 it has chosen this port as centre of its activities in the Mediterranean Sea and towards the North Europe
- in 2008
Hutchison Port Holdings
(Hong Kong, China) has acquired an important shareholding of Taranto Terminal Container
- in 2008 again, the Danish
has invested 130 million € in Savona Vado logistic platform.