February 17, 2022

Italy’s transport ministry has just launched a dedicated tender for the next cycle of maritime continuity between Italy mainland and the Sardinia island regarding specifically the route linking the ports of Civitavecchia, Arbatax and Cagliari.

The tender is for a regular link to be served for 12 months with one ro-pax ship aged less than 30 years and capable of transporting no less than 600 passengers and 820 lane metres ro-ro cargo.

Tender price is EUR 13 million while the deadline for submitting the offers is February 28th.

Since last September and for six months (expiring at on March 22nd) the same service is operated by Grimaldi Group (EUR 6 million).