From 9 to 12: Liberty Lines orders three extra fast ferries with Armon

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The Trapani-based fast ferry company Liberty Lines controlled by the Morace family announced to have already exercised an option for adding three more new buildings taking to 12 the order with the Spanish shipyard Armon for the construction of hybrid high-speed crafts to be delivered between 2023 and 2026.

The contract includes other options for the construction of further 6 more vessels to be delivered between 2027 and 2030.

These first 12 units are awarded of EUR 23.4 million in public subsidies from the Italian fleet renewal plan approved by the European Commission and part of the Eu Next Gen program.

All the series of new fast ferries will be equipped with an integrated propulsion system including MTU Series 4000 engines by Rolls-Royce, which will be supplying both traditional and electric propulsion; they are the result of intense cooperation between the technical offices of Liberty Lines, Armon shipyard, Rolls-Royce, RINA and Incat Crowther.

Liberty Lines to be awarded the high-speed maritime transport services in the Strait of Messina

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The Trapani-based ferry company Liberty Lines, controlled by the Morace family, is the only player which submitted an offer for the tender launched by Invitalia, on behalf of the Italian transport ministry. It was aimed at finding an operator for the regular high-speed ferry link between the ports of Reggio Calabria (Italy mainland) and Messina (Sicily region).

Public subsidies are worth almost EUR 37 million for five years.

Liberty Lines will have to offer regular shuttle services (up to 16 round trips from Monday to Friday) between Reggio Calabria and Messina taking half an hour on each direction to cover 18.1 miles distance with hydrofoils or high-speed crafts.