Fratelli Cosulich is celebrating 150 years in shipping during 2007.
The Euro600m turnover global group
began as a shipowner in 1857 and
today has diversified interests in shipowning, liner, tramp, yacht and
cruise agency, ship management
, bunkering, freight forwarding and NVOCC
travel agency, trading and IT. The group employs about 350 people in six
offices in Italy
and 10 offices abroad. There are subsidiary companies
fully controlled by the group in Hong Kong, Singapore, Switzerland
, UK, Ireland
, Brazil and the USA.
After a long period of diversification in shipping-related businesses
the group has recently returned to its roots in shipowning. Four 6,500
dwt product tankers have been ordered from the Chinese Sopo shipyard at
Zhengjiang. The first two, the Maria Cosulich and the Teresa Cosulich,
have been delivered, and the others are being completed and delivered in
the course of 2007.
The group has remained family-owned throughout its global expansion and
today is run by five members of the Cosulich family. Callisto Gerolimich
Cosulich, president of the company, supervising the activities of the
group, Antonio Cosulich
, vice president, runs the group's bunker
activities, Andrea Cosulich is in charge of the ship-owning and
ship-management activities. Augusto Cosulich is in charge of the agency
departments, forwarding/NVOCC and trading and Matteo Cosulich is in
charge of tourism, real estate and IT.