New Company: Anarres Shipping Launches Ro-Ro Service Between Italy And Tunisia

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This week, a brand-new Cyprus-based shipping company called Anarres Shipping is launching a regular ro-ro service between the port of Marina di Carrara, in Italy (between La Spezia and Livorno), and Sousse, in Tunisia.

The general manager of the company, Nikkos J Frangos, explains to Ferry Shipping News that the chartered VASALAND will be deployed. “Our project is to serve an expected increasing cargo volume. Many factories are relocating from Bangladesh and China to North Africa. That’s why we shall see in the near future many new plants to be built in Tunisia.”

The service will be regular, with a weekly frequency. The ship’s capacity exceeds 2,000 lane metres.

“Our target is to reach between 10,000 and 12,000 trailers per year,” says Frangos, adding that, “a second step will be to add a call in France. In this case a faster vessel will be necessary.”

The website specifies that, “Anarres Shipping is an initiative by Nicholas J Frangos & Partners. Nicholas has a long family history in shipping, since 1946 (Victoria Steamship – London), and is now establishing a new liner service with one goal:  to securely transfer your goods between Italy, France and Tunisia with a timely, reliable and regular shipping service.”

General agent of the company in Italy is Bucchioni Shipping Agency.

From left to right: Harry Papadimitriou, Aris Vasilopoulos, Nikkos J Frangos, Sandro Bucchioni, Luca Sterpini 

Grendi Found A Second RoRo Ship To Increase Frequency And Capacity On Carrara – Cagliari

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Genoa-based Grendi Trasporti Marittimi says it has found the second roro ship it was looking for.
It is needed to increase capacity and frequency of the regular line operated between the Tuscan port of Marina di Carrara and Cagliari, in Sardinia.

“Today we are offering three sailings per week. We want to increase the frequency by up to four or five round trips chartering-in a second vessel,” said Costanza Musso, CEO of the group together with her brother Antonio Musso.
The latter added: “We have just found a roro controlled by North European interests with a 1,750 lane metre capacity and a speed of 17 knots. It will be deployed from February. I cannot disclose the name of the vessel since some details of the one-year charter contract still have to be finalised.”
Antonio Musso further stated: “Thanks to this second unit, our roro service will become daily.”

Grendi’s annual turnover, coming also from logistics and land transport activities, is roughly EUR 45 million, with a 20% increase registered in the last twelve months.

The shipping company controlled by the Musso family is active today with the 2018-built roro ship ROSA DEI VENTI (2,500 metres lane metres) long-term chartered from owner Giovanni Visentini Trasporti Fluviomarittimi.