Fincantieri services established in the US

Fincantieri services established in the US

Fincantieri has launched Fincantieri Services USA, which will be a national hub for all services and after sales activities on the group's cruise ships and forms part of its US business development strategy, the Italian shipbuilding giant said on Friday.

Fincantieri Services USA "will become a reference point for American shipowners in the US services segment, allowing Fincantieri to negotiate long-term agreements in this sector and thus leverage the current and still booming market trend," the company said.

A wholly owned subsidiary of Fincantieri, based in Miami, Florida, Fincantieri Services USA, will be the sole front office for cruise customers, offering a wide range of services - including all those related to the life cycle management of the vessels - as well as focusing on repairs and refitting, Fincantieri said.

Based in Trieste, northeast Italy, Fincantieri is the largest shipbuilder in Europe and the fourth largest in the world. The company builds both commercial and military vessels.