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Latest News From The Maritime Continuity In Italy

Regarding the public tender launched for the subsidized Genova – Porto Torres link, both Tirrenia CIN and GNV had been excluded by the Italian transport ministry, while Grimaldi appealed to the Regional Administrative Court in Rome contesting some aspects of the procedure.

The tender will have to be relaunched, but the Onorato-controlled group has just announced that they (Moby and Tirrenia CIN) will operate the same line for the whole year with no need for public money.

On June 1, Grimaldi Euromed officially started the new Naples – Cagliari – Palermo link with ropax CORFU. This follows a public tender for the maritime continuity where Grimaldi Group emerged as the only interested player.

For Grimaldi Group this is the first line calling the port of Naples, in the city where the company is headquartered.

(CORFU completed her last sailing on Igoumenitsa – Ancona on May 30).

On the route Naples – Cagliari Moby – Cin will also be active with a new regular ro-ro cargo line.

Stena AB, Q1 Results 2021

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Result before taxes: SEK –1,129 (–2,101) million

Consolidated EBITDA: SEK 1,054 (1,028) million.

Consolidated EBITDA, excluding net gain on sale of assets and change in fair value of

investment properties: SEK 845 (761) million.

Available liquidity was further strengthened


Revenu SEK 2,312 million (2,803)

EBITDA increased compared to last year despite only half a month of negative Covid-19 impact last year. Passenger and car volumes are still under pressure but are compensated by strong freight volumes and cost reductions. SEK 317 million (211)


The first delivered RoPax newbuilding in Q3 2020 has commenced its 10-year charter contract (Brittany Ferries) which contributes to a stable EBITDA for RoRo operations: SEK 73 million (70).

View Stena AB Q1 pdf

A New Italian Company Bought Ferry ICHNUSA

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Genova Trasporti Marittimi, a 50-50 joint venture participated by the Genoa-based Finsea Group and San Giorgio del Porto shipyard, announced to have purchased the 1985-built ferry ICHNUSA from Blu Navy.

The vessel in question (325 passengers and 200 lane metres capacity) will be deployed to reactivate the Santa Teresa di Gallura – Bonifacio route linking north of Sardinia with south of Corsica. Corsica Ferries will be the technical manager of the vessel at least for the first months.

Genova Trasporti Marittimi emerges as a brand-new player on the Italian ferry market.

Finnlines: Construction Of The First New Superstar RoPax Has Begun

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Construction of the first of the two new Superstar ro-pax vessels has begun. The traditional steel cutting ceremony of FINNSIRIUS was held at the China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Weihai) in China on 1 June 2021.

The environmentally friendly ropax vessels will bring innovative solutions to Finnlines’ services and will enhance the customer experience to a new level.

With space for 1,100 passengers and a deck capacity of 5,100 lane metres, the 235-metre long Superstar ropax vessels will be Finnlines’ largest passenger-freight vessels.


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Hellenic Seaway’s HELLENIC HIGHSPEED (1997) will be introduced on the new Piraeus-Mykonos-Ag. Kyrikos (Ikaria)-Leros line on July 2.

She will serve that line daily except Saturday until October 3, 2021, while every Wednesday and Friday she will call at the port of Fournoi too.


Compagnie Tunisienne de Navigation charters roro SEVERINE to replace ULYSSE, because of urgently needed repair work. ULYSSE should be back on June 7.

DFDS ARK DANIA and ARK GERMANIA on Göteborg/Brevik – Gent

ARK DANIA and ARK GERMANIA will service the Göteborg/Brevik – Gent route during a couple of weeks.

HUMBRIA SEAWAYS is still at the shipyard in Odense, Denmark. She is expected to be back on the Göteborg – Gent route June 25.

Oslo – Frederikshavn – Copenhagen starts on 2 July

The DFDS Oslo – Frederikshavn – Copenhagen route will resume sailings on 2 July for PEARL SEAWAYS and 3 July for CROWN SEAWAYS.

GNV Bridge