Corsica Linea And La Méridionale Have Been Awarded The Corsican Public Service Contract

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No surprise: the Corsican Assembly has voted to attribute the 5 subsidised ferry lines to Corsica Linea and La Méridionale. (public service contract).

Route 1: Marseille – Ajaccio: Corsica Linea & La Méridionale

Route 2: Marseille – Bastia: Corsica Linea

Route 3: Marseille – Portovecchio: Corsica Linea

Route 4: Marseille – Propriano: La Méridionale

Route 5: Marseille – Ile-Rousse: Corsica Linea

Period: 1 March 2021 – 31 December 2022

Earlier it was reported that Corsica Ferries’ offer was rejected (because of “non-compliance of the offer”).

The Report (in French) can be downloaded here

Sea Lines Decide To Suspend Turkey – Romania Route For A While

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On February 2, Sea Lines launched a new roro line between Karasu in Turkey and Constanta in Romania. After only two weeks, they had to close the new line, temporarily.

“Due to an unsustainable heavy administrative burden and unforeseen costs, the Karasu-Constanta Ro-Ro route will be temporarily suspended. Sea Lines is in consultation with authorities, ports and customers, supporting the necessary changes to resume the service.”

Roro vessel VASALAND is now on its way to Tunisia for another charter.


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Kerkyra Lines’ ferry EVDOKIA (300gt/1995) performed her first sailing from Corfu to the Diapontia Islands on March 2, 2021.

EVDOKIA was built in Japan (1995) and her carrying capacity is for 300 passengers and 20 cars.

  • Rederiaktiebolaget Eckerö has signed an agreement with Wiklöf Holding Ab to sell its entire holding of 22,429 shares (11.3%) in Alandia Försäkring Plc. The deal will be completed in the next week.
  • DFDS charters roro PAQIZE for the Turkey – Europe route. (3 months)(MarineTraffic)


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The christening of the roro ECO LIVORNO took place at the port of Livorno, March 2nd.

The brief ceremony was held on the occasion of the ship’s inaugural call in the port of Livorno – her first Italian stop since she left the Jinling shipyard.

At the end of the brief speeches, the ECO LIVORNO was blessed by Mons. Placido Bevinetto, belonging to the diocese of Livorno. The ceremony ended with the cutting of the ribbon and the traditional breaking of the bottle by the godmother Nicoletta Landi, the wife of Livorno’s mayor Luca Salvetti.

The ECO LIVORNO will set sail from the Tuscan port to begin serving regularly the roro connection between Livorno, Savona, Barcelona and Valencia.