March 11, 2021

Following the approval in 2019 of a fleet renovation plan by the Transport ministry for the ships deployed on the short sea links along the Italian coasts, the Sicily Region seems to be at the forefront for a pair of new vessels.

The Transport ministry and the regional administration have recently signed an agreement aimed at fixing timeline, cost and obligations related with a plan which is worth roughly EUR 143 million.

The first two units to be ordered and built will be A-class ferries set to be deployed on the regular links with the islands surrounding Sicily.

A second step will be dedicated to high-speed vessels and B-class ropax ships operating on short sea links.