d’Amico Dry operates a modern, “eco” bulker fleet ranging from Handysize through to Mini-Cape. The Company transports cargo for international trading companies, mining companies, food processors and semi-finished goods manufacturers.
We organize the division into three separates units
Open Hatch Box Shaped/Handy
Panamax/Kansarmax and PostPanamax/MiniCape
In addition, through the company d’Amico Dry Maroc, we run a container service operating in the Mediterranean Sea.
Innovation, Trust, Care.
Offer our clients services of excellence through our personnel, a technologically advanced fleet, guaranteeing reliability, high standards of safety and protection of the environment.
To be the leader in the Shipping sector.
With passion and constant respect for the environment, provide a significant competitive advantage to our partners and offer our people an extraordinary career experience.
Guided by the values of a strong family, we build our success on long term planning and turning our promises into actions.
Care and attention, prudence and respect for the environment, are qualities imbedded in our daily operations. We aim to prevent any human injury, to avoid damage to the environment, pursuing a policy of zero incidents, zero accidents, reducing permitted emisisons and zero spills at sea.
A constant attention to business ethics in is one of the pillars of our Company. We strive to respect commitments and maintain an open dialogue and transparency in business practices with all our stakeholders.
We reach excellence by encouraging our employees to express their full potential, their value and their professionalism. For this reason, we prioritise the importance of developing their skills to promote professional growth.
Our daily work and our success are characterised by the strong sense of belonging felt by our People.
We are passionate about shipping and the people who make up the company. Success is achieved through encouraging involvement and commitment.
We have a strong sense of social responsibility, and therefore promote initiatives linked to culture, the environment and the assistance of those in need.
As a global operator, at all levels of the organisation, we embrace the spirit of teamwork and multicultural integration, in our offices as well as on board our vessels.
The origins of d’Amico Dry go back to the ‘30s as a maritime transport agency of timber and in the aftermath of World War II, the company stood out for its intervention in support of the Marshall plan, transporting grain to European populations thanks to Liberty vessels, with concrete hulls.
In the ‘50s and ‘60s, d’Amico’s international expansion began, entering the Liner sector with various east-west bound routes. Timber, cotton, chickpeas and other bulk goods were transported with revolutionary ships which have created the history of the Dry sector, just like Paolo, Cesare, Luigi and Anna Maria d’Amico.
At the start of the ‘70s, d’Amico Group specializes in the transport of cellulose, powdered zinc and gypsum.
In the early ‘80s, d’Amico Group enters the Bulk Carrier market, with Surpramax ships which have cranes to facilitate the transport of various bulk goods. In the same years, d’Amico becomes leader in the Semi liner sector. Med Pacific Express is also acquired, later renamed Medbulk.
In the ‘90s, d’Amico creates specialized teams, renowned in all sectors at international level for the management as well as the excellent team for the cleaning of the holds of ships.
In 1998, the d’Amico Group, after a ten-year collaboration, finalizes the acquisition of Italia di Navigazione, the former naval company of the Italian State. In 2002, during a company rationalization process, the decision would be made to hand over the ownership to better focus on the core segments of the business activities.
Further international expansion of d'Amico Group. Opening of new offices in the United States and in South America, allowing the follow-up of clients 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week.
Renewal of the fleet with “Eco” vessels. d’Amico is way ahead of the international standards on environmental and energy efficiency policies.
The 2020 pandemic has been the occasion for enforcing a continuous improvement to reach high standards in safety and respect for the environment. Digitalization and decarbonization projects will trace the two main routes in the next decade.
d’Amico Dry Cargo actively takes part in the most important sustainability projects of d’Amico Società di Navigazione.
Rigorously respecting current regulations, the d’Amico Group has always committed to operational procedures, safety procedures and environmental protection and above all, has contributed to sustainable development. For this reason, the Corporate Social Responsibility strategy has been strengthened over recent years, increasingly showing full understanding and the importance placed on environmental and social aspects.
The Global Agenda for Sustainable Development is a plan of action for people, the planet and prosperity, with the goal to guide the world over the next decade. It contains 17 goals (SDGs), divided into 169 targets to be reached by 2030. In line with the vision expressed by the 2030 Agenda, the Group believes that its strong commitment to making a true contribution to the sustainable development of businesses and the economy is crucial.
d'Amico Group Sustainability strategy is an expression of all the energy and resources which the Group uses in various ways: from defending and protecting the environment to helping needy populations and supporting and funding cultural and social initiatives. Moreover, the d’Amico Group is also committed at the forefront to sustaining training projects, cooperating with scholastic and academic institutions.
In this fourth edition, the concept of environmental sustainability and social responsibility is even more present and keenly felt. In fact, at d’Amico we strive every day to implement processes and spread sustainable behaviours among the people that work with us.
Our route to sustainability has above all the aim to guarantee a better future to the next generations. Working hard every day to make our vessels safer and more sustainable through continuous inspections, analysis and targeted actions that take us above and beyond the standards of compliance.
Thanks to the contribution and the expertise of our peoplewe work everyday towards facing new challenges, with the focus and passion that have always driven our company forward.
One step at a time, one ship ahead: we stay on course!
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Dry Maroc Managing Director