February 4, 2021

Over the last 10 months the Italian transport ministry asked ferry companies for ropax units to be used as “floating quarantine hotels” for migrants arriving on the Italian coasts from North Africa.

Earlier this week the same ministry published an updated resume of the awarded contracts: GNV €34.5m and Moby €1m.

Some other ferry companies such as CIN, Forship and the Greek firm Galaxy Maritime S.A. submitted offers but were excluded or emerged as second best.