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The christening of the roro ECO LIVORNO took place at the port of Livorno, March 2nd.

The brief ceremony was held on the occasion of the ship’s inaugural call in the port of Livorno – her first Italian stop since she left the Jinling shipyard.

At the end of the brief speeches, the ECO LIVORNO was blessed by Mons. Placido Bevinetto, belonging to the diocese of Livorno. The ceremony ended with the cutting of the ribbon and the traditional breaking of the bottle by the godmother Nicoletta Landi, the wife of Livorno’s mayor Luca Salvetti.

The ECO LIVORNO will set sail from the Tuscan port to begin serving regularly the roro connection between Livorno, Savona, Barcelona and Valencia.


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Grimaldi’s Ro-Pax Terminal Won Against Porto Livorno 2000 in the Port of Livorno

The regional administrative court in Tuscany stated this week that Grimaldi-participated terminal Sintermar Darsena Toscana can also handle passengers in the port of Livorno, thus rejecting the appeal from Porto Livorno 2000 (the passenger terminal controlled by Moby and with the participation from MSC).

Porto Livorno 2000 considered itself the only terminal operator of the port with the authorization to handle passengers from cruise vessels and ferries. Therefore it opposed the concession released in the recent past by the local port authority for a second ro-pax terminal to Sintermar Darsena Toscana.

The administrative regional court stated that Porto Livorno 2000 cannot be the only passenger terminal of the port recalling also the national and EU competition rules.

Grimaldi offers regular ro-pax services from Livorno to Sardinia and to Barcelona in Spain.


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Good Results From Ro-Pax Traffics In The Port Of Livorno Last Year

In 2018 the port of Livorno experienced increasing numbers in the field of passengers and ro-ro handling.

According with the statistics released by the local port authority regarding the ferries segment, last year 2.65 million passengers were handled, meaning an increase of 5.3% compared with 2017.

The Tuscan port recorded important results also in the ro-ro business in 2018 as more than 507,000 driven vehicles and semi-trailers were handled: that means an increase of 13.2% compared to the previous year.

Ro-ro and new vehicles logistic account today for 44% of the port’s total traffic in Livorno in terms of tons.