Grimaldi acquires the TDT terminal in Livorno
On 31 January, following the sale of 100% of its
capital by Infracapital, Infravia and I.L. Investments, Terminal Darsena
Toscana (TDT) officially became part of the Grimaldi Group. The company, which
owns a concession to operate in terminal areas in the port of Livorno where
freight is handled, was acquired by Grimaldi Euromed (with an 80% shareholding)
and by Grimaldi Deep Sea (for the remaining 20% of the capital), two
subsidiaries of the Neapolitan Group.
Even though the purchase contract had already been
signed on 30 November 2023, the completion of the operation also required the
authorization of the Port System Authority of the Northern Tyrrhenian Sea, that
of the Italian Competition Authority and finally the approval of the Department
of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, which chose not to exercise the so-called
"golden power" – namely a regime whereby the Italian Government can
dictate specific conditions for the acquisition of shareholdings with the aim
of safeguarding the ownership structures of companies operating in sectors
deemed strategic and of national interest.
The Grimaldi Group now manages a key terminal in the
port of Livorno: with a total area of 389,000 square metres and 1,430 metres
of quay for ship mooring, TDT boasts a strategic location for logistics, with
easy road and rail access – the terminal is directly connected to the national
railway network – and an annual operational capacity of 900,000 TEU
(approximately 500,000 containers).
By virtue of this operation, the Grimaldi Group will become
increasingly rooted in the port of Livorno, whose geographical position is
strategic for the movement of both freight and passengers between central and
northern Italy and the rest of the world.