FRS to acquire French Caribbean company L’Express des Îles

By 23 February 20242024 Newsletter week 08
February 23, 2024

Flensburg-based FRS acquires L’Express des Îles, a company operating in the Caribbean Sea. This move is part of FRS’s strategic realignment, following the successful sale of FRS Iberia, with a focus on diversifying the range of offered routes.

For the past 37 years, Guadeloupe-based L’Express des Îles has been synonymous with outstanding and reliable service.

Headquartered at the Bergevin ferry terminal in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, the company, initially known as “Antilles Trans Express (ATE)” began by offering fast ferry services between the islands of Guadeloupe, Les Saintes, and Marie Galante—all French overseas territories.

In 1989, it expanded services to Martinique and Dominica, followed by St. Lucia in 1994.

Today, the company operates three high-speed catamarans in collaboration with its subsidiary, “Jeans for Freedom,” serving multiple national and international routes.