The Grimaldi Group has received the Shipping Company of the Year award, during the fourth edition of the North America Automotive Global Awards, held in Detroit at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel.
The event was organized by Three6Zero, the publishing and events group specialising in the automotive industry with various publications distributed worldwide.
The award to the Neapolitan group was delivered to Costantino Baldissara, Commercial, Logistics & Operations Director of the Grimaldi Group by Terry Virts, an American NASA astronaut, who has been working on the International Space Station, together with Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti.
“On behalf of the Grimaldi Group, I express my appreciation for receiving this award again and it is a great honour for me to meet Terry Wirts. Together we celebrate the excellence of both the skies and the seas”, commented Costantino Baldissara while receiving the prize. (pictured from left: Doug Jackson, Atlantic Container Line General Sales Manager, Costantino Baldissara, and Terry Virts)
The Automotive Global Awards are assigned annually by a jury of experts, which identifies global excellence involved in the automotive supply chain. The Grimaldi Group was one of 21 companies and individuals rewarded for having achieved the unachievable or for having pioneered a new way of thinking or working.
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. The Group offers various maritime services for ro/ro and containers to North American destinations, including: the brand Grimaldi Lines which 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 European ports.
The North American ports called by the Grimaldi Group companies are: Halifax (Canada), Baltimore, New York, Savannah, Jacksonville, Norfolk, Galveston, Houston, Veracruz (Mexico).