Establishment of C&C Transports - a new joint venture for the steel industry in the Fratelli Cosulich Group



July 28, 2022

Business Unit

Tramp Agency

The Fratelli Cosulich Group is happy to announce the establishment of C&C Transports S.r.l., a new company that will provide solutions suitable for the evolving dynamics in the steel sector. At the center of the project, A barge (Name P7 - Dimensions 81x24 meters, Load capacity 5,500 tons), that will be operated through the newly formed company, which will shuttle between the port of Monfalcone and that of San Giorgio di Nogaro for the transport of slabs for the rolling mills in the area. The company has been established, on the basis of a long-lasting and fruitful collaboration with the Ocean Team Group led by the Cattaruzza family, the name of the company is therefore a tribute to the two families.

Following the geo-political developments of early 2022, the need for slabs is no longer satisfied by Ukraine, but by third countries such as China, Indonesia, Brazil. This requires ships with different characteristics (40,000 tons of average capacity) that reach the port of Monfalcone.

Despite the paradigm shift compared to the “allibo scheme”, the Tramp department of the Fratelli Cosulich Group worked with its network to create new solutions, until the decision to establish C&C Transports S.r.l. to propose them to the steel sector.

The Ocean Team Group led by the Cattaruzza family (of which Dr. Cattaruzza Michela will hold the position of President of the newly born company) has been able to build over time a branched business that has the core business of the Group in the towing sector. has made a point of reference in the geographical area of ​​the Adriatic Sea with a significant fleet of tugs, barges and barges in the ports of Trieste, Monfalcone, Porto Nogaro but also abroad in the ports of Koper and Bar. The new joint-venture will use means and technical skills of the Ocean Team Group and will be able to manage the volumes mentioned above, transshipping a part of the load of the slabs on the P7 barge. The same will therefore be driven thanks to the means made available by the Ocean Team Group and managed by the skills of the Tramp department of the Fratelli Cosulich Group (in the staff of the historic company Marlines which joined the Group at the beginning of 2021).