RoPax Igoumenitsa renamed Ciudad de Sòller and transferred to Trasmed GLE

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The 1999-built Igoumenitsa has just been transferred from Grimaldi Euromed to Trasmed GLE’s fleet and renamed Ciudad de Sóller.

“Due to legal issues related to the administrative deadlines of the Italian legislation, the Ciudad de Sóller will carry the Italian flag and crew during the first two months of service, until the end of May approximately, when it will fly the Spanish flag and will be positioned on the Palma – Barcelona route” the Spanish ferry company stated.

This vessel (440 passengers and 3,000 lane metres capacity) will replace the Ciudad de Alcudia recently dismissed by Grimaldi Group.

Trasmed GLE protests

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Trasmed GLE, a ferry company part of Grimaldi Group, publicly protested against the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands for the alleged unfair competitive conditions in favour of the competitor Baleària.

The company headed by Ettore Morace complained about the fact that its vessel VOLCAN DEL TEIDE was obliged to wait for a berth off the port of Alicudi because of ferry NAPOLES.

As a consequence, Trasmed’s vessel had to berth one hour and a half later than scheduled. The case will be taken by Grimaldi Group’s subsidiary to the competent authorities for the antitrust in Spain.

Morace announce 30 million refitting plan for the Trasmed GLE’s fleet

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After the first summer season under control of the new owner, Grimaldi Group, Trasmed GLE’s fleet will undergo an important refitting program.

CEO Ettore Morace told Ferry Shipping News that all the ropax units controlled by Grimaldi (CIUDAD DE PALMA, VOLCÁN DEL TEIDE, VOLCÁN DE TIJARAFE and CIUDAD DE GRANADA (photo)) will be refurbished . The investment is worth EUR 30 million.

Ropax CIUDAD DE MAHÓN is to be put up for sale soon.

Roro EUROFERRY EGNAZIA has been chartered-in by Trasmed Gle, from Grimaldi Euromed.

The refitting program will take shape in the coming months in a shipyard located in the West Mediterranean Sea (Italy, Spain or Malta) and include mainly the restyling of internal spaces, installation of scrubbers and some investments in IT.