Corsica Ferries - Sardinia Ferries

Corsica Ferries - Sardinia Ferries (Corsica Ferries France SAS – Forship SpA) is a France-Italy based ferry company[1] that operates traffic to and from the islands of Corsica, Sardinia and Elba.

Corsica Ferries Sardinia Ferries
IndustryShipping, Transport
PredecessorCorsica Line
Founded1967
Headquarters
ParentLozali S.A
Websitewww.corsicaferries.com

The ferry company was founded in 1967 by the Corsican Pascal Lota under the name of Corsica Line with one ferry, the Corsica Express. Since the company’s humble beginnings it has continuously grown and is today the market leader to Corsica and Sardinia.

Corsica Sardinia Ferries is the premier ferry operator on the Western Mediterranean Sea transporting more than 2,8 million passengers annually aboard their ferries running to and from France and Italy to Corsica, Sardinia and Elba. [2]

Corsica Sardinia Ferries operate 2 return routes from Italy to Sardinia and 10 return routes from France and Italy to Corsica, with a total of up to 13 crossings daily.

The fleet currently consists of 14 vessels. Thanks to its no-frills economical model, the company today holds a market share of 68,7% of the maritime traffic to Corsica (2017). [3]

In 2005, Forship Spa, a subsidiary of Corsica Sardinia Ferries, has been condemned to pay 490 000 euros by the Tribunal of Marseille for having "voluntary discharged at sea" offshore of the Cap Corse on May 12, 2004.[4]

Current fleet

Ship Flag Built Entered Service Gross tonnage Length Width Passengers Vessels Knots Photos
Corsica Marina Seconda 1974 1986 12,053 GT 121 m 19 m 1,500 550 19
Sardinia Vera 1975 1987 12,107 GT 121 m 19 m 1,500 550 19
Corsica Victoria 1973 1989 13,085 GT 146 m 21 m 1,700 480 19
Sardinia Regina 1972 1996 13,004 GT 146 m 21 m 1,700 480 19
Corsica Express Three 1996 1996 3,530 GT 103 m 14.5 m 535 150 37
Mega Express 2001 2001 26,400 GT 173 m 24.5 m 1,756 550 29
Mega Express Two 2001 2001 26,400 GT 173 m 24.5 m 1,756 550 29
Mega Express Three 2001 2004 29,637 GT 212 m 25 m 2,100 650 30,5
Mega Express Four 1995 2006 24,186 GT 174 m 24 m 2,000 650 27
Mega Express Five 1993 2009 27,711 GT 170 m 25 m 1,800 600 26
Mega Smeralda 1985 2008 34,694 GT 171.5 m 27.6 m 2,000 550 22
Mega Andrea 1986 2015 34,694 GT 171.5 m 27.6 m 2,000 550 22
Pascal Lota 2007 2017 36,299 GT 177.0m 27.6m 2,080 665 27.5

Routes

Former ships

  • Corsica Ferry (1972–1976)
  • Corsica Star (1973–1980)
  • Corsica Serena (1975–1981)
  • Corsica Nova (1976–1988)
  • Corsica Marina (1977–1990)
  • A. Regina (1979–1985)
  • Corsica Viva (1980–1985)
  • Sardinia Nova (1982–2006)
  • Corsica Viva I (1988–1993)
  • Elba Nova (1992–1998)
  • Elba Express (1995–1998)
  • Corsica Serena II / Corsica Serena Seconda (1983–2011)
  • Sardinia Express (1996–2012)

References

Further reading

  • Seville, Richard (2009). Mediterranean Ferries. Ramsey, Isle of Man: Ferry Publications. ISBN 9781871947984.
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