A strong, specific identity
Various skills are acquired from different educational and career paths and are then chosen and confirmed; these skills comprise the comprehensive knowledge of the work Luigi Frungillo and Maria Fera carry out while leading MarFreight in adding complementary skills. Thanks to years of experience in shipping and their dedication to resolving problems related to international trade, they are expert consultants able to provide competent answers and appropriate customs advice suited to any need connected to transport, and especially maritime transport.
Both have a solid university education in the maritime sector from the Naval College of Naples and are certified as both Shipowner agent and customs broker; today at MarFreight Luigi deals with sales and consulting, while Maria sees to all the other operative and support aspects.
Luigi and Maria are assisted by a young team of bilingual resources who enthusiastically approach their work of a decidedly specialist level. In order to provide timely information on the progress of shipments, each customer is assigned a contact person who personally takes care of their order up to its destination.
The people behind the services
No matter how specific the request, every day the MarFreight team’s experience is offered to customers, providing targeted advice to help them satisfy their goals.
My experience as a forwarder at MarFreight
Luigi Frungillo, Managing Director of MarFreight, has been in the sector since 1995.
With more than 20 years of professional experience, his experience in the field ranges from Finance Officer to maritime and intermodal transport sales at Cosulich and the I.S.O. In 1997 he joined the Gallozzi Group, where he remained for 3 years to perfect his know-how relating to maritime transport. After another three years working with two Shipping Agents, China Shipping Line and Norasia, he returned to the Gallozzi Group in 2002 to work in its development office, after which he established the company GF Logistic with offices in Italy and China.
Always looking for new challenges, he decided to join Maria Fera at MarFreight in February 2016. As the General Manager of MarFreight, Luigi tries to add drive and professionalism to a sector undergoing great transformation, where the main variables to face include the criticality of shipments with restrictive time frames, customs issues and logistics solutions.
My experience as a shipping agent, between customs and transport
In 1997 Maria Fera chose the sector she was passionate about, maritime transport. Since then she has embarked on a personal and professional growth path with conviction, producing and managing maritime services. She has served operational roles such as Booking & Vessel Coordinator at Med Feeder Italia – “I was placed on feeders with management duties and the compilation of stowage plans”.
Over her twenty years of experience in the field, she has held a variety of roles in the field with both agencies and shipping agents: Inside Sales at Gallozzi Shipping, Branch Manager for Costa Container Lines and Sales Manager for CO. M.AG. (CMA-CGM). When CO. M.AG. closed in 2014, Maria knew how to best raise and invest all her energy and experience into creating MarFreight. She is constantly inspired by her passion for the sector, which she chose as far back as university; looking far forward, she completed her studies with a thesis on International Navigation Laws and the Liability of Multimodal Carriers.
Thanks to the many years spent working with the main shipowners, I personally know all the key players who ensure my service.
Luigi Riccio has a degree in Business Management and Control from the University of Naples – Parthenope (former Naval Institute) – and joined MarFreight after various experiences in transport companies, always relating to operations.
At MarFreight Luigi supervises the shipping cycle, dealing with executive control of the same and also carrying out customer care services – “I deal with both export and import, in Italy and abroad, personally ensuring containers’ arrival at their destination“.
He carries out this task with meticulous organization thanks to the coordination between the various areas – “The prompt handling of requests is fundamental; proper planning even allows goods to arrive earlier than scheduled“.