Ro-ro ship ROSA DEI VENTI sold by Visentini to Corsica Ferries

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The 2,430 lane metre ro-ro ROSA DEI VENTI has been sold to Corsica Ferries, some sources told Ferry Shipping News. She was owned by Giovanni Visentini Trasporti Fluviomarittimi.

It’s an option declared at the end of the 5-years bare boat charter agreement with Grendi Trasporti Marittimi. Grendi will continue operating the vessel on the route linking the port of Marina di Carrara with Sardinia (ports of Cagliari and Olbia).

Grendi also extended the time charter agreement of the ro-ro WEDELLSBORG for 17 months. She is owned by Visemar Levante and also operating (since 2021) on the same maritime link in Italy.

DFDS December volumes: strong Med versus other routes – strong passengers

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Ferry – freight:

  • Total volumes in December 2022 were 15.2% below 2021.
  • Volumes were 4.7% below 2021 adjusted for Channel that continues to be impacted by a considerable decrease in the total market and ferry overcapacity.
  • North Sea volumes were below last year, mostly due to a decline in activity between Scandinavia and the UK.
  • The growth momentum in the Mediterranean network continued, although a temporary suspension of sailings between Turkey and Spain reduced volumes.
  • Baltic Sea volumes remained negatively impacted by the war in Ukraine.
  • In 2022, the total transported freight lane metres decreased 2.9% to 41.7m from 43.0m in 2021. The decrease was 0.5% adjusted for Channel.

Ferry – passenger:

  • The number of passengers continued to recover and more than tripled to 307k equal to 83% of volumes in December 2019, the latest comparable month pre-Covid-19.
  • The number of cars equalled 81% of volumes in 2019.
  • In 2022, the total number of passengers was 3.8m compared to 0.9m in 2021 and 5.1m in 2019.