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A ports management specialist that operates a more efficient terminal

Mariner was set up with the specific objective of developing and managing medium-sized seaport container terminals and logistic activities. The company has made major investments in two terminals. Mariner acquired its first terminal Baltic Container Terminal (BCT) in Riga, Latvia in 1996. This was followed up in 2003 with the acquisition of Terminal Intermodale Venezia (TIV) in Venice, Italy through a joint venture with MSC, and with the acquisition of Durres Container Terminal (DCT) in Durres, Albania in 2021. All terminals are operated by Mariner. 

In the last two decades, Mariner has yielded positive returns on investment from BCT in Riga Freeport and TIV in Venice as a result of Mariner’s keen focus on sound business dynamics and financial performance. This efficiency and expertise has enabled TIV and BCT to consistently grow their volumes over the years, successfully navigating the global economic crisis of recent years and in so doing have become leaders in their respective regions. Both terminals have achieved record volumes in recent years.

To date, the company has forged significant strategic alliances in each of its operating regions. Spurred on by the beneficial effects of these synergies, Mariner is now seeking to pursue further investment opportunities in the Adriatic, Baltic, Mediterranean and Black Sea regions.

To enhance its presence in the maritime industry and complement its terminal offering, Mariner has developed a logistics arm comprising Mariner Shipping and Mariner Logistics. Mariner Shipping is the group’s ship agency and marine services company based in Malta, whereas Mariner Logistics provides warehousing facilities in Italy and Latvia.

Mariner is well positioned to implement its expansionist strategies; the company is a recognised player in the market with the capability to operate as a lean, efficient and focused business that acts decisively in the port sector, particularly in emerging and niche markets. To achieve this, the company relies on a strong, qualified and experienced management team.

Based on its record of building productive partnerships, management skills and operational know-how, Mariner is always on the look-out for strategic alliances with best-in-class organisations in the ports sector to bring greater value to its customers and to strengthen its operating efficiencies.

Mariner is part of  Hili Company.