MSC completes deal for 49% of Messina Group and conro ship Jolly Perla
Gianluigi Aponte’s Italian holding company Marinvest and Messina Group have formally signed an agreement which makes MSC the new owner of four ships and a minority stake in the Genoa-based shipping company. Aponte will invest €25m ($28.5m) for a 49% stake in the Ignazio Messina & C. group and a 52% stake in a new vehicle controlling four of Messina’s eight modern conro ships. The vessels are set to be 52% controlled by MSC are Jolly Diamante, Jolly Perla, Jolly Titanio and Jolly Cobalto.
Port of Marseilles welcomes Messina ro-con relaunch with new sisterships
Italy’s Messina Line is relaunching its unique ro-con operation from Marseilles to east and southern Africa after suspending sailings since April last year, the Marseilles Fos press release said. The service resumes from Monday (August 27) with two newbuilds delivered this year, Jolly Perla and Jolly Diamante, and is due to be augmented by two further ships currently under construction. The ships are among the world’s largest of their kind and the biggest that Messina has ever run out of the leading French cargo port.Upload News