Lloyd Triestino will change its name to Italia Marittima
Lloyd Triestino di Navigazione SpA, a global ocean carrier based in Trieste, Italy, said it will change its name to Italia Marittima SpA, effective March 1.
'Management felt that a stronger identity was needed to Italy itself, and not only to the city of Trieste (Triestino),' said P.L. Maneschi, chairman of Lloyd Triestino.
The ocean carrier, now a member of the Evergreen Group, will maintain its agents, staff, services and fleet worldwide. 'For the customer and from a commercial standpoint, it will be business as usual,' Maneschi said in a statement.
The ocean carrier will keep its world headquarters in Trieste. Lloyd Triestino was incorporated in 1836 when Trieste and its port were part of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. The original name of the company, Oesterreicher Lloyd, changed to Lloyd Triestino in 1919, following World War I. The Evergreen Group acquired Lloyd Triestino in 1998, when the Italian government decided to privatize many state-owned companies.