The Assembly of Corsica voted on Tuesday 20 December 2022 the attribution of the delegation of maritime public service (DSP) to Corsica Linea (the red ships) and La Méridionale (the blue ships).
Aim: guaranteeing territorial continuity between mainland France and Corsica.
Duration: from 1 January 2023 until 31 December 2029.
Annual cost: EUR 106.7 million (against 93 million for the actual DSP)
Marseille-Ajaccio: Corsica Linea/La Méridionale, alternating, daily
Marseille-Bastia: Corsica Linea, 7/7
Marseille-Ile Rousse: Corsica Linea 3/7
Marseille-Propriano: Corsica Linea 3/7
Marseille-Porto-Vecchio: La Méridionale 3/7
Separatist and Autonomist Opposition voted against, denouncing an increase in costs and the postponement of the creation of a public shipping company (…).
The European Commission had to be convinced that a maritime public service is necessary.