Algérie Ferries to charter a ferry for next summer

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At a press conference, the CEO of Algérie Ferries announced positive results for 2023.

For the first 8 months, the State-owned company transported 383,000 passengers and more than 100,000 vehicles on 359 crossings between Algerian ports and Alicante, Barcelona, Sète, Marseille and Genoa.

The season has not been easy, with two ships experiencing technical issues, and the lack of extra (chartered) tonnage. However, the CEO promised an extra chartered ferry for next season. (without saying which ship).

Algérie Ferries decides not to charter the Italian ferry CAMOMILLA

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Algérie Ferries made public the decision not to charter the vessel CAMOMILLA recently sold by Corsica Ferries to the new company Flipper Lines, controlled by Saimja Shpk.

For the 2023 summer season, the Algerian national maritime passenger transport company decided to strengthen its programme of crossings with new routes departing from Italy, Spain and France. New routes have been opened, offering Algerian travellers a wide choice of destinations.

“In view of the impossibility of chartering the CAMOMILLA, Algeria Ferries reassures its customers that the ships in its fleet are ready to ensure the best possible operation of its crossings” a press release from the company said.

In order to meet the growing demand from its passengers, the Algerian national shipping company informs that “all the human and material resources will be made available to its passengers to ensure the smooth running of all its voyages during the 2023 summer season”.

Three ships for Algérie Ferries?

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State-owned Algérie Ferries would like to grow its fleet with 3 ships.

During his hearing before the Committee on Transport and Telecommunications and the Committee on Foreign Affairs, which took place on 18 January, Mr Ouahid Lakehal Ayat has declared the intention to acquire two ferries and to charter one more.

General manager Ouahid Lakehal Ayat replaces Kamel Issad, who was sentenced for mismanagement and lack of maintenance of his company’s ships. He got six years prison.

Next year FRS Baltic moves to Trelleborg

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  • The FRS Baltic high-speed ferry SKÅNE JET has been operating between Sassnitz and Ystad since 2020.
  • For the start of the 2023 season, Port of Ystad will be replaced by nearby Port of
  • FRS Baltic will expand the range of day trips. In addition to Ystad, new excursions are planned to Lund, the “Cambridge of Sweden”, Copenhagen and Malmö.
  • FRS says Trelleborg is excellently suited as a hub for the cargo business. The transport of small freight units and express general cargo will complement FRS Baltic’s service portfolio from the year 2023.

Algerie Ferries’ link Naples-Algeria to become full-year

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The maritime bridge launched at the end of July by Algerie Ferries, linking the port of Naples and Algeria, will not be stopped at the end of the summer season but extended for the full year.

The announcement was made from the Algerian ambassador in Italy during a ceremony held in Naples.

Michele Giromini, head of CNAN Italia, general agent of the ferry company in Italy, said to Ferry Shipping News that the link operated with the ropax vessel EL DJAZAIR II was successful. “During this initial test phase, the line has worked well both in terms of traffic and from an operational point of view. Therefore, the connection will go on until next January with two calls per month and afterwards it will be increased to four monthly calls at each port.”

Algérie Ferries to reopen the route to Italy?

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On June 18th, Algérie Ferries announced on their Twitter account the reopening of the route Algers – Naples. When, that’s the question.

The state-owned company is currently without CEO, after Mr Kamel Issad was arrested.

Mr Issad was CEO since October 2021. According to local media the reason of the detention was “an almost empty sailing of ropax BAJDI MOKHTAR 3 between Marseille and Algers.”

The company is also looking for a supplier of duty-free products. The tender document can be downloaded here.

Start Shot Given For Algérie Ferries’ New Ro-Pax

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The building of ENTMV / Algérie Ferries’ new ro-pax has officially started after Wang Yanzhong (China Shipping Trading Co.), Jan Andersson (CEO Seaquest), Captain Ayed Abdeselam (ENTMV) and Zhou Xuhui (Guangzhou Shipyard International) signed the last documents.

The vessel has a capacity of 1,800 passengers and 3,250 lane meters. The delivery is scheduled around mid-2020.

SeaQuest has been appointed as new building project manager.