Following a public tender for the maritime continuity on the Civitavecchia – Arbatax – Cagliari which recently failed to obtain participants, the Italian transport ministry decided to release a call for shipping companies interested at operating the line for a short period of time: from July 1st to next December 31st.
It will be a ‘negotiating procedure’ and the selected ferry companies will be paid at least EUR 17.24 million. At least because any potential difference between revenues and costs will be fully refunded by the Italian State.
Ships not older than 20 years and with at least an 800-passenger capacity and 820 lane meters are requested.
Deadline for submitting offers is May 31st.