Turkish Ro-Ro operator takes stake in Trieste terminal

  • UN Ro-Ro acquires 60% stake in Samer Seaports terminal, Italy

Turkish operator UN Ro-Ro has acquired a 60 percent stake in the Port of Trieste’s Samer Seaports terminal.

The deal, representing the Istanbul-based company’s first foreign venture, was agreed in Trieste, northern Italy, on Monday, according to Hurriyet Daily news.

“UN Ro-Ro plans to enlarge the capacity of the port by making some €8.5 million of additional investment by the beginning of next year.” said UN Ro-Ro chief, Sedat Gümüşoğlu.

“The daily train capacity of the terminal will then be raised to six trains, enabling Turkish trucks and containers to reach central European countries without entering highway traffic.”

Established in 1994, UN Ro-Ro has become one of the fastest growing freight Ro-Ro operators sailing the Mediterranean. The company owns 12 vessels operating out of Istanbul and other Turkish cities to Trieste and Toulon, France, among others.

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