Last trip for Kerkyra Seaways’ ferry HERMES

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After two years of service on the Igoumenitsa-Corfu-Paxoi line, Kerkyra Seaways’ ferry HERMES completed its final crossing on November 15, 2023. The Japanese-built vessel has been sold to Jadrolinija to modernize the local service fleet and is expected to be delivered by December. Originally purchased in December 2019 from the Japanese Nankai Ferry to upgrade the local ferry service, HERMES will be temporarily replaced by a chartered ferry.

Photo: Kerkyra Seaways

Three Greek Secondhand Vessels for Jadrolinija

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Croatian Jadrolinija went shopping in Greece, which means three vessels will be added to the fleet:


  • Ex double-ender GLYKOFILOUSA IV (2017).
  • ΙΜΟ n° 9833993 [Marinetraffic].
  • LOA 107m | 780 Pax | 130 vehicles.
  • Purchased for EUR 7.7m (ex VAT) from Greek Livadas Shipping Co.
  • Future route: Split – Island of Brač.
  • Photo: Theodoropoulos Shipping.


  • Ex (2004) passenger-only ferry.
  • IMO n° 9289879 [Marinetraffic].
  • LOA 47m.
  • Purchased for EUR 2.0m (ex VAT) from Greek Star Gem Maritime Company.
  • Future route: Rijeka – Islands of Lošinj, Unije, Susak and Ilovik.
  • Photo: Star Gem.


  • To be renamed (1997).
  • IMO n° 9168518 [Marinetraffic].
  • LOA 108m | 680 pax | 100 vehicles.
  • Purchased for EUR 12.0m (ex VAT) from Greek Horizon Shipping Company.
  • Future route: Split – Vela Luka – Ubli na Lastovo, and if necessary, Split – Vis.
  • Photo: Kerkyra

Jadrolinija’s President David Sopta also confirmed that the first phase of the tender for the construction of three electric ships, with an estimated procurement value of 45 million euros, has been completed. According to Sopta, negotiations on technical solutions are starting now, while the signing of the construction contract is scheduled for the end of the year. (source:

Kerkyra Seaway’s HERMES Will Enter Service in January 2021

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Kerkyra Seaways’s HERMES was transferred at Neos Molos (Drapetsona) in order to continue her refit/conversion. The vessel was purchased from Nankai Ferry (Japan) in October 2019 and arrived in Greece on 3 March 2020.

The pandemic delayed her conversion, which began in late May and continues to this day. HERMES is expected to enter service at the end of January 2021 and she will be probably introduced on the Corfu-Igoumenitsa line.

Photo: Spyros Roussos


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Kerkyra Seaways’s HERMES Set Sail for Greece

On 3 February 2020, Kerkyra Seaways’ HERMES sailed from Mizushima port (Japan) for Greece.

She was purchased by Kerkyra Seaways (Souliotis – Lainas) on October 2019 and she will be probably introduced on the Igoumenitsa – Corfu – Paxoi run after a small-scale conversion.

She was the ex- FERRY TSURUGI of Nankai Ferry and plied on the Wakayama-Tokushima run.