Marseille, France (PortSEurope) June 11, 2018 – The private French shipping company Corsica Linea is to introduce the Vizzavona vessel, a mixed cargo ship capable of transporting trailers and cars due to a capacity of 2,500 linear metres, as well as 800 passengers.
The ship is chartered under a long-term contract with the Italian shipowner Grimaldi Lines.
The new addition shows the success and ambition of the company which was created out of the failed Société Nationale Corse-Méditerranée (SNCM) in 2016.
In 2017, the company registered a 21% increase in the number of passengers transported (568,000), while the growth of freight transport (more than 1 million linear metres) also increased by 22%. Turnover was €200 million ($236.08 million), up €20 million ($23.61 million) on the previous year.
The Vizzavona has the latest environment-friendly equipment. It is equipped with scrubbers, filters placed on the chimneys that wash the fumes, and it is part of the new Marpol regulation that will come into force in January 2020 in the Mediterranean.
The target is to reduce sulphur emissions by 3.5% to 0.5%. In the process, Corsica Linea, which is interested in the offer of an electrical connection to the dock made by the Port Authority of Marseille (GPMM), is also studying the implementation of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) propulsion on its fleet.
Source: La Provence
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