Conro News – MSC completes deal for 49% of Messina Group – 14.06.2019

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  

Above images are of JOLLY PERLA at Bunkering Area 4, Malta back to 2nd April, 2018.

Messina has a financial exposure of over € 450m ($515m) mainly with Banca Carige related to fleet renovation plan completed in the last few years, with 8 new conro ships built in South Korea by Daewoo and STX shipyards from 2011 to 2015.

Photos by Capt. Lawrence Dalli. Do not use these images without my permission. © All rights reserved. Malta Ship Photos & Action Photos –