For this service Grimaldi Group has an agreement with P&O Ferries, who are the stevedoring partners in Zeebrugge. Antonio Raimo explains that a commercial cooperation is on the agenda, but in general terms he prefers to say that "we support each other, whatever comes our way in the future".
"Depending on the market development, there will be more roro capacity and frequency. Of course, there is also a need for infrastructure on the Irish side. Dublin, for example, has congestion problems, but the good news is that all stakeholders are working to solve this in the near future," says Mr Raimo.
With its subsidiary Finnlines, Grimaldi Group has been a customer of Zeebrugge for many years and operates services to the Baltic States, the United Kingdom and Spain. Finnlines' ships use the PSA Zeebrugge terminal for loading and unloading ro-ro cargo and containers.