New train/ropax ferry IGINIA delivered to RFI for the Strait of Messina

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The new ropax ferry ordered by Rete Ferroviaria Italia (RFI) and built in Genoa at San Giorgio del Porto and T. Mariotti shipyards has been successfully delivered in the port of Messina.

The ferry, suitable for the transportation of railway carriages, wagons, passengers, and vehicles, will soon enter service in the Strait of Messina.

The hull of the new unit (equipped with engines, generators, propulsion machinery and systems) was built in Porto Nogaro by Cimar shipyard and then towed to Genoa.

This new ship is LNG-ready.

A tender for the construction of a sister unit was launched last August and is expected to be awarded before the end of this year.