- President of Polska Żegluga Bałtycka (Polferries) Andrzej Madejski explained that a contract for chartering a ropax has been signed.
- LOA 216m | 28M wide | 3,000 lane meters | 1,000 pax | 230 cabins | LNG-ready
- To be built and owned by the Visentini Group, delivered in H2, 2024.
- This charter is “to bridge the gap until the newbuilds are ready.”
- Charter 10 years + option to buy after 6 years
The owner of the Trasporti Fluviomarittimi shipping company Mr Giovanni Visentini confirmed the sale of his RoRo EXCELLENT to a Greek Company for about EUR 3,8 million. The Memorandum of Agreement has already been signed and it is expected to be completed at the end of January in Venice.
The 125m ship is currently in the port of Brindisi as her long-term charter with the Italian Ministry of Defence ended, due to the age limit.
She was built in Croatia (Kraljevica) in 1994 as the CROWN LINK (Sea-Link Alpha BV) and served for many North European operators in her 30-year career.
1,026 lane metres | 15 knots
The new Visentini-built LNG-powered ropax will be named A GALEOTTA, after Pascal Paoli’s flagship.
Sea trials are planned for May 2022.
Pasquale Paoli was a Corsican patriot, statesman and military leader who was at the forefront of resistance movements against the Genoese.
Ropax A GALEOTTA has a dedicated website (in French): gnl.corsicalinea.com
Soon GNV SEALAND will be a new addition to the fleet of Grandi Navi Veloci.
SCOTTISH VIKING, currently operating in the Baltic for Stena Line, is a 2009-Visentini-built ropax with a capacity of 2,255 lane metres and 195 cars.
First the ship will help to replace the vessels that are getting their scrubbers.
In the following months, GNV SEALAND will strengthen the offer and support the further expansion of the connections.
This already started in Q4, 2020, with the charter of FORZA and TENACIA, supporting the lines to and from Sicily.
GNV will also introduce its 2,564 lane metre newbuilding in the spring. (built at Visentini)
GNV also announced that starting from June 2021 the new seasonal line with Sardinia will be operational between Civitavecchia and Olbia – with 5 departures a week from both ports – in addition to the historic summer lines Genoa-Porto Torres and Genoa-Olbia.
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The president of Balearia, Adolfo Utor, was at the International Tourism Fair of Madrid (FITUR) to present the two LNG ro-pax ferries currently being built by Visentini.
The first vessel, the HYPATIA DE ALEJANDRÍA is expected to enter service in early 2019. The second will be named MARIE CURIE. The names are a tribute to two scientific women which are important in the history of humanity.
Both vessels are earmarked for the Balearic Islands.
Capacity: 810 passengers + 2,180 lane meters of cargo + 150 cars
Baleària’s has already done some pioneering work by converting one auxiliary engine on ABEL MATUTES into an LNG engine. The company has the intention to re-motorize other ships in the fleet.
Watch the video presentation (2:31)
The 2,500 lane meter ro-ro ordered by one of the Visentini companies in China was launched on December 5. She’s being built by AVIC Weihai, and once ready, will be chartered by Italian logistics company Grendi.
There is an option for a second unit.