Grandi Navi Veloci, a ferry company part of MSC Group, announced that a new ro-pax unit currently under construction at Cantiere Navale Visentini shipyard will be added to its fleet next year.
The newbuilding is scheduled for delivery next spring and is a sistership of CIUDAD DE VALENCIA just handed over to Trasmediterranea (photo below).
(203m / 32,000 GT / 157 cabins / 1,000 passengers / 2,564 lane metres / 24 knots speed)
Further details were not disclosed but, as the technical management of the ship will be in the hand of a company controlled by the Visentini family, it’s likely that Grandi Navi Veloci will take the new ro-pax unit in long-term charter, maybe with purchase option.
Exactly one year ago, Gianluigi Aponte, founder of MSC Group, revealed that the project for 2 + 2 new ferries at GSI shipyard in China was suspended due to the higher price requested.
As of today, the Genoa-based ferry company operates a fleet of 16 vessels deployed on the national and international market linking Sicily, Sardinia, Spain, Tunisia, Morocco, France and Albania.