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North Europe – South America

South America has historically been a market of paramount importance for the Group and one in which the demand for break-bulk, Ro/Ro, containerised, project and oversized cargo transport has been perfectly served by Grimaldi's flexible fleet of large Ro/Ro-Multipurpose and Ro/Ro-Container vessels.

Through its weekly liner service between Northern Europe and the East Coast of South America, the Group has been the leading operator in the increasing multilateral trade of important economies such as Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay not only with the European Union, but also regionally within the Mercosur block.

The scope of the North Europe / South America leg is further enhanced by the strategic use of hub ports in both West Africa (Dakar) and North Europe (Antwerp), allowing unparalleled coverage of the West African market and global coverage via Northern Europe too.

In addition to the benefits of the trade offered by the Group's service structure, the vessels also add flexibility through their advanced multipurpose design enabling independent operation. Specifically, their stern ramps allow the loading of pieces of up to 250 tonnes and the substantial weather deck is served by a pair of 40-tonne capacity cranes. This has allowed the Group to offer transport solutions to a variety of customers ranging from major car, truck and rolling machinery manufacturers to factory project cargoes, with the possibility of loading containers, vehicles and general cargo all on the same sailing. To complement its maritime services, the Group has its own subsidiaries in Brazil and Argentina, providing local operational and commercial assistance.