Internal restructuring
Sud; Calabria; Reggio di Calabria
Location of affected unit(s)
Gioia Tauro
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation
52 - Warehousing and support activities for transportation
European Globalisation Fund (EGF)
Year: 2011, Case number: 24

467 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
23 June 2011
Employment effect (start)
1 September 2011
Foreseen end date
1 September 2013


Medcenter Container Terminal (Mct) is to cut 467 jobs out of 1,067. Mct, located in the Gioia Tauro port, is one of the main maritime container terminals in the South Europe region. According to the company, the job cuts are mainly due to the decision taken by Maersk (the main customer of Mct) to change its routes, cancelling the Gioia Tauro terminal.

The trade unions severely reacted to the company's decision, demanding the involvement of national authorities in order to find solutions to reduce the negative effects on employment.

Mct belongs to the Contship Italian Group. Its core business is represented by maritime terminal activities and investments in container-related activities.

As reported, Italy has applied for assistance from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF).


  • 23 June 2011: Il Sole 24 Ore


Eurofound (2011), Medcenter Container Terminal (Mct), Internal restructuring in Italy, factsheet number 72139, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/72139.