Moby ro-ro sold

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The 2001-built ro-ro ferry ELIANA MARINO has been sold at auction by Moby Lines for EUR 12.5 million (plus VAT).

The buyer is reported to be the MSC Group.  She will be deployed on routes linking Italian ports to Tunisia and Libya.  ELIANA MARINO will join JOLLY BLUE and JOLLY EXPRESS (formerly VICTORIAN RELIANCE and TASMANIAN ACHIEVER) owned by MSC subsidiary Conglomerate Maritime Ltd and used on the joint venture with Ignazio Messina & C.

The 2,500 lane metre ELIANA MARINO joined Moby in 2016 on bareboat charter, and a contractual purchase option had been recently exercised.   The ship has spent most of the past two years on charter to DFDS then Hansa Destinations.

Ro-Ro ELIANA MARINO to be sold at auction by Moby

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The 2000-built ro-ro ship ELIANA MARINO will be sold at auction on 2 March 2023.

The ro-ro operated in bareboat charter by Moby and is owned by Peter Doehle Schiffahrts-KG group. Moby exercised the purchase option for the ELIANA MARINO. The deal should be completed before the auction date.

A public announcement has been published with a reported starting price of EUR 12.5 million.

The procedure specifies that the auction sale will be completed if Moby before will formalize the purchase since the purchase option has already been exercised.

The 2,500 lane metre ro-ro ship ELIANA MARINO has been operating for Moby since 2016 in bareboat charter and is currently deployed on Livorno – Cagliari.

Moby Charters Out ELIANA MARINO and MARIA GRAZIA ONORATO to DFDS and Cobelfret

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DFDS and CLdN are adding more roro tonnage. The ships come from the Moby fleet.

Our colleague from Shipping Italy revealed that both ELIANA MARINO and MARIA GRAZIA ONORATO ship have been sub-chartered from Moby for at least six months.

ELIANA MARINO (2,500 lane metre) will be operated on the Mersin (Turkey) – Trieste (Italy) line by DFDS

Daily charter rate should be around EUR 14,000.

MARIA GRAZIA ONORATO (4,076 lane metre) is expected to be deployed by CLdN in Northern Europe and the ‘charter price’ should exceed EUR 20,000 per day. Both charters start from October.

Both roro’s have been operating up to date by Moby (in bare boat charter) on the Motorways of the Seas, linking Italy mainland with Sicily and Sardinia islands.