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New CEO for Sogemar Group

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The board of Sogemar Spa, will appoint Matthieu Gasselin as new Chief Executive Officer of Sogemar Group starting 1 September 2020.

Gasselin, who is 46 and born in France, will succeed Sebastiano Grasso who has been at the helm of Sogemar Group for the last 20 years. Mr. Gasselin brings a wealth of international assignments in senior management roles out of which several years at CNH Industrial and later at BCUBE as Managing Director of the Transportation Business Unit.

“Heading Sogemar, a company with such a great history, is an especially attractive challenge,” said Gasselin. “The intermodal arm of Contship Italia Group has undergone remarkable development over the last years. The most important now is to exploit the company’s existing potential to make Sogemar and its operating companies Hannibal, Oceanogate Italia and Rail Hub Milano, even more competitive.”

“With Matthieu Gasselin, we have been successful in recruiting a very experienced manager in whom we have full confidence to succeed and give new impulse to Sogemar Group and to strengthen the company’s position as a leading provider of Intermodal services” said Thomas Eckelmann, President Sogemar Group and President of EUROKAI GmbH & Co. KGaA, the ultimate controlling shareholder of Contship Italia Group. “We are grateful and thankful to Sebastiano Grasso, for the commitment and leadership in Sogemar Group during the last two decades.”

About Contship Italia

Contship Italia Spa is the holding company of Contship Italia Group, which operates maritime container terminals as well as inland rail hubs and provides a broad range of value-added intermodal services. The Group operates shipping line independent in the Italian container ports of La Spezia, Ravenna and Salerno as well as in Tangier, Morocco. It also runs the multimodal inland port of Melzo/Milan, which acts as an extended quay to the gateway ports La Spezia and Ravenna and cross docking facility for continental containerized trades. Contship Italia Group is part of Eurokai GmbH & Co. KGaA.

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