Ragusa Express ready to start sailing on the Malta – Sicily route

By 12 January 20242024 Newsletter week 02
January 12, 2024

Ragusa Express is the newly built company that is on the verge of starting a high-speed ferry service linking Malta (La Valletta) with Sicily (Marina di Ragusa) in Southern Italy. The catamaran, renamed SAN GIORGIO, left Valletta this Wednesday to conduct some final berthing tests in Ragusa before entering full service in the near future.

The catamaran service to Marina di Ragusa is set to be launched before next summer after a Maltese group of investors, led by Paul Gauci of Pama and Pavi fame, took over ownership of the marina and the port area. The tests were positive, and the owners have been given the green light to start daily catamaran service between the two islands.

The vessel can carry up to 400 passengers and 18 vehicles.

Establishing a catamaran link between Malta and Marina di Ragusa gained great momentum following the news in October 2023 that Ponte Ferries had suspended its catamaran service between Valletta and Pozzallo, a year after launching the route to rival the long-established Virtu’ Ferries.

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