The SAPIR Group is the largest business operating at the Italian port of Ravenna. It specializes in the loading, unloading and handling of inert materials used in ceramics, fertilizers, ferrous materials, special parts and system components, liquids, motor vehicles and trailers on ro-ro ships, and goods in dry-cargo containers and reefers.
The mother company, SAPIR manages the terminal at the San Vitale dock, at the port of Ravenna, and is one of the largest terminal operators in Italy. It controls Terminal Nord SpA on the left bank of the canal, which specializes in inert materials. It also owns 70% of the shares in TCR, the container terminal at the port of Ravenna (Contship Italia, part of the Eurokai Group in Hamburg, owns the other 30%), which is a strategic gateway for the exchange with the eastern Mediterranean of goods transiting inside containers.
The Sapir Group can count on nearly 700,000 m² of space. Its three terminals occupy a whole 2,700 m of wharves under concession, where the depth of the sea bed is as low as 11.5 meters, and there are 20 cranes for shifting materials of all shapes and sizes, and even exceptional loads weighing up to 400 metric tons.