Mariner is a family business with a long tradition in shipping, currently operating three box facilities in Europe – the Baltic Container Terminal (BCT) in Riga, the Venice-located Terminal Intermodale Venezia (TIV) as well as the Durres Container Terminal (DCT) in Albania.
Mariner has been successfully operating BCT Riga since 1996 and has been the full shareholder since 1999. The terminals covers 57 ha, incl. 20,000 m2 of warehousing and all facilities to handle containers, offering 450 m of quay with 12.5 m of alongside depth. BCT warehousing facilities are ideally situated to organise stuffing and stripping activities of all types of cargo. BCT general cargo warehouses with their road and rail access provide short or long term storage of different cargoes in a protected and secure environment. National distribution as well as distribution to neighbouring countries is easily provided from these warehouses. A Container Freight Station is also available with extensive facilities and equipment for the stuffing and stripping of containers with operations carried out to and from warehouses, trucks or rail wagons. The terminal management is focused on innovation, efficiency and productivity through its leadership in IT development.
DCT is located approx. 36 km east of Albania’s capital – Tirana, but serves also the landlocked neighbouring countries such as Kosovo and Macedonia. The terminal’s linear configuration and a 290 m long quay provide swift handling services for feeders up to 1,700 TEU of capacity.
Last but not least, the Italian TIV spans over 130,000 m2, offering a container capacity of over 300,000 TEU/year. Mariner is fully devoted to continuously developing its terminal in Venezia, investing both in handling equipment such as mobile cranes, reachstackers, upgrading the facility’s offer by installing new reefer plugs, as well as enhancing TIV’s hard infrastructure by deploying modern IT solutions.
Mariner’s firm and long-lasting strategy has led to growth in volumes over the years across the acquired terminals, getting them successfully through the recent global economic crisis. Mariner continually seeks to acquire, develop and operate strategically located seaport terminals in niche and emerging markets with a clear objective of sourcing smaller, less developed terminals with a greater potential for growth and profitability. Further, where it identifies the opportunity to add value in the logistics chain, Mariner pursues the development of other opportunities including warehousing and distribution centres.
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