Company

We provide you with the highest-quality products through our first-class consulting and shipping services, since more than 40 years.

Relationships and expertise to build trust

We believe in the unique value of relationships. Our family has handed on, from generation to generation, a great experience and passion for creating bonds of trust that last over time. Our capability to understand and meet customers’ needs is matched by a profound knowledge of international shipping and trading processes which make us your ideal Italian partner ready to fulfil all your requests.

 

The relationships we have built over the last 40 years are our greatest source of pride.

 


 

Mr. Barbieri Pietro

It all started more than 40 years ago. A story about a family travelling around the world, creating relationships of trust. The two founders decided to create the company inspired by the portrait of a British shipping agent near the Dubai Creek, the vibrant port of the city. In 1985 our name was just “Shipping”, which later became the current company name: the decision was made after we touched with our hands the unprecedented economic growth of the building sector in Saudi Arabia and in the Arabian Gulf that made us realize that we wanted to assume a greater role. Thus was born Global Shipping: we provided our customers with tailor-made container shipping connecting Italy to all the principal seaports in the Middle East. We followed the carriage by sea of tons of goods, mostly marble and ceramic agglomerate tiles.
In the nineties, the time of a renovation came again: a crisis in the sector occurred when new countries entered into the market with their ability to produce at lower costs. We realized in that period that we had an opportunity: to exploit our knowledge of the field, gained through years of trips and shipments by sea, in order to become a trustable supplier of building materials. From then on, we keep combining our expertise in shipping to our trading skills, always striving to provide you with the best services.

Our history

1977
1977
Global Shipping Foundation

Conventional ships for export to Libya and Saudi Arabia

1980
1980
Container shipping introduction

Freight containers for export to Lybia, Saudi Arabia and North Africa

1989
1989
Opening of our trading department

Entry into the Eastern European and former Yugoslavia markets

1992
1992
Trading expansion in the Middle East

Products portfolio include ceramics, marble, sanitary equipment, building materials

1996
1996
Commercialization of ceramic related products
1998
1998
Commercialization of marble related products
2005
2005
Expansion in Jordan and Yemen

Consolidation of our presence in the Middle East

2014
2014
Expansion in Southern Asia

Business development in Southern Asia

2019
2019
Entrance in the company of the new generations of the family

The Journey has only just begun. We look at the future inspired by what we achieved but aware that there is plenty of routes that still have to be traveled

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