|1936-1959: The origins of d’Amico Società di Navigazione S.p.A.
Our shipping activity began in Salerno thanks to Massimino Ciro d’Amico.
In the 30s, he and his sons transformed their wood trade business into a business offering services activity. They converted land transport of forestry products into maritime transport in order to reach new markets more easily.
d’Amico Società di Navigazione was founded in 1952 at the same time as the opening of our Rome offices.
1970-1979: Consolidation of the business and strengthening of our fleet
In order to consolidate our business and protect our competitive position, we strengthened our fleet for both petroleum products and scheduled services and we opened offices in Montecarlo in the seventies.
At the same time we began to grow from the outside, as we acquired a company with a scheduled line of service in Morocco.
1990-1999: Specialisation and growth of external lines
This is the period in which we specialised in transport with dry load ships with the acquisition of box-shaped vessels.
We acquired the company, Italia di Navigazione S.p.A., which enabled us to penetrate the market of container ships. After careful thought, we later sold this company so that our Group could focus better on its strategies, investments and the quality of the services it offered.
2010-...: today, thinking of developing tomorrow
The Group continues to expand with the opening of a new office on the eastern coast of the United States and another in Morocco.
Now, the Group is strengthening its position and is preparing for new growth in emerging and more interesting markets, in which to develop our business.
1960-1969: From the tramp trade to scheduled services with the start-up of new commercial initiatives
Following the start-up stage of transporting crude oil, we began to specialize in the transport of refined products. The opening of our offices in Genoa, one of Italy’s major cargo ports, was a sign of strong logistic expansion, which would enable us to commence scheduled services and increase the number of routes we provided.
1980-1989: Entrance into new branches of activity
By strengthening our fleet we were able to differentiate the services we could offer. During this decade we acquired dry cargo ships in order to set sail towards new horizons and exploit other opportunities in the shipping sector.
2000-2009: Focus on the core business.
These were the years of international development and growth. With offices opening in London, Singapore and Dublin, we were able to expand our commercial and technical presence alongside our partners, clients and stakeholders.
We offered new commercial solutions, greater flexibility in the management of our ships and maximum coverage of routes by establishing partnership agreements and creating joint ventures.
We began the important process of focusing on core segments and in 2007, d'Amico International Shipping, a company which concentrated on handling business tankers, was quoted on the Milan Stock Exchange.