Instead, Mr Grimaldi has this suggestion for Rome: “The public contract for the maritime continuity expired on 18 July 2020. The Italian government should recognize that the contract was not respected and is now obliged to ask Moby for the totality of the unpaid EUR 180 million. The competent ministry should take back the ships and launch a public tender both for the routes which still need to be subsidised, and for the vessels, including the ship crews. That’s the way Rome could obtain its money.”
Grimaldi Group already publicly expressed its interest both for the assets and for some routes.
He also seems to be looking at some other opportunities in Italy and abroad.
We asked Mr Grimaldi about a potential interest in some other ferry companies that are under financial restructuring, for instance Trasmediterranea.