Beginning of November, Grimaldi Lines transferred RoPax EUROPA PALACE from the Patras – Igoumenitsa – Ancona line, to Patras – Igoumenitsa- Brindisi line to enhance its presence between Southern Italy and Greece.
The large ship will sail along with her fleetmate IGOUMENITSA adding some significant freight capacity to the specific line.
The ship has a carrying capacity for 1,800 passengers and 2,600 lane meters. Figures that are added to the 800 passengers and 3,120 lane meters of RoPax IGOUMENITSA, which is already active on that line.
By that move, the Italian Group focuses more on the Port of Igoumenitsa (soon to be privatised), with the Egnatia Motorway as major asset, connecting the western with the eastern markets more effectively.