- GNV and Grimaldi Holding signed a 3-year bareboat charter for FORZA and TENACIA.
- Option 1+1 years
- Both ferries have been operating 10 months for GNV, in sub-charter from Trasmediterranea.
- Ferry Shipping News understands that, practically, it will be an extension of the current charters, even if this new agreement involves directly Grimaldi Holding and MSC-controlled GNV.
- Daily rates for each bareboat charter should be around EUR 15,000 and there are no purchase options.
- TENACIA and FORZA both have capacity of 2,000 lane meters and 1,000 passengers and are currently deployed on the routes linking Italy mainland to Sicily and Sardinia.
MSC-controlled ferry company Grandi Navi Veloci revealed to have chartered-in two ropax ships owned by Grimaldi Holding, but in long time charter to the Spanish company Trasmediterranea. The GNV sub-charter is for one year.
These two ships will be deployed on Genoa – Palermo.
During the last three months the ro-ro ships PAULINE RUSS and ELISABETH RUSS operated the route in a freight-only mode. This charter has just expired.