The European tender for the selection of a Ferry Operator for the Greece – Cyprus line was successful. Three bids were submitted:
- Scandro Holding Ltd (EUR 15,594,000)
- N.RORO. Business Ties Ltd (EUR 14,100,000)
- Kiara Naftiki Etairia (SeaJets)(EUR 16,500,000)
The evaluation committee will consider the proposals and they hope they have a result by the end of February.
The service will be offered on a weekly basis between April-May to September-October only as a seasonal service and have 22 return sailings annually on a limited service during peak periods.
The Cypriot government would include a subsidy of 5.5 million for a three-year contract (option for an extension for another three years).
The goal is to complete the procedure and start the line, after 21 years, next May.