Tirrenia expands his ferry network to Sicily and Malta
From 01.09.2016 Tirrenia-CIN will be operating the two new freight lines Leghorn(Livorno) - Catania and Catania - Malta, initially with an eight times a week connection from Livorno to Catania and six times a week for the Catania - Malta route, then move on from January 2017 with daily departures. Passengers will be able to travel with their own cars.
The new ro-pax vessel operating on these routes will follow a schedule designed specifically to meet the needs of carriers, due to the rise in demand for these lines. "A great opportunity", therefore, for the Sicilian road transport sector, which Tirrenia - explains the company - as an important and growing market." The decision to set up these new routes, was taken by Tirrenia with the aim of strengthening the „Motorways of the Sea“ within the EU.
The new services by Tirrenia add to 13 already existing connections to Sardinia as well as Sicily and the Tremiti Islands, and they provide a plurality of routes for 365 days a year by connecting the main island ports to Genoa, Livorno, Civitavecchia, Naples and Palermo with departures to and from the islands for passengers and freight.
The aim is to create a real hub in Catania for future connections with North Africa and the Mediterranean basin.
Tirrenia was acquired by the Italian Navigation Company (CIN) in July 2012.