Samer Seaports and Terminals was established in 1988 operating the ferry terminal of Riva Traiana in Trieste, Italy. In 2013 the ship owner U.N. Ro-Ro Isletmeleri A.S., the main customer of the terminal, acquired 60% of the company shares from Samer & Co. Shipping SpA, which kept the remaining 40%. An important acquisition which strengthened a relationship already existing since many years.
The terminal has an open area of 175,000 square metres, with operative berths three of which equipped with 3 ramps capable of hosting three ro-ro vessels.
Ro-ro connections between Trieste and Turkey started in 1987 and presently connect the city to Pendik (on the Asian side of Istanbul), Ambarli and Mersin (South-Eastern Turkey).
13 ro-ro ferries operate on these routes, sailing daily to Pendik and twice a week to Ambarli and Mersin for a total of 8 sailings per week, mostly dedicated to trailers moving between Europe and Turkey, presently set over 150,000 trucks per year.
Since they do not carry passengers, drivers, once they have loaded their trucks, use a shuttle service from the Trieste Port to Ljubljana International Airport and fly directly to Turkey.
Regarding intermodal services, the company’s offer is multifold in order for its customers to reduce their carbon footprint and be environmentally friendly: RoLa trains to Salzburg (Austria), ISU system trains to Wels (Austria) and multimodal services to Duisburg (Germany), Bettembourg (Luxembourg), Ludwigshafen (Germany), Munich (Germany); departing with different weekly frequencies directly from the port terminal.
Thanks to its experience, Samer Seaports and Terminals is able to coordinate an efficient and flexible terminal service which is constantly updated to the new demands of the logistics and intermodal transport system.