Onorato Armatori Group expands weekly passenger services to Catania

Onorato Armatori Group will be expanding its operations to include eight new weekly passenger services connecting Malta to Catania port

30 June 2017, 11:22am
The new service comprises of four departures from both ports, in addition to the existing services
The new service comprises of four departures from both ports, in addition to the existing services
Onorato Armatori Group will be expanding its operations to include eight new weekly passenger services connecting Malta to Catania port.

The service comprises of four departures from both ports, in addition to the existing services, with timings set to cater for the market requirements, particularly the fresh foods sector.

The vessel, the MN Barbara Krahulik, has a capacity of 1,500 linear meters, will be carrying both trailers and any type of accompanied vehicles. According to the company, the new schedule will allow trailer operators to further improve their service performance in terms of transit and delivery times.

Onorato Armatori will also introduce an additional vessel,  a Ro-Ro Vessel with a capacity of 3,500 linear meters and 27 knots speed, to complement other Vessels on the Genova-Livorno-Catania route.

“We must thank all our clients for their support of our expansion plan – Tirrenia’s cargo commercial director Pierre Canu said. “Thanks to them we are sure that in the short term we will succeed in the completion of our service offer with the aim of giving them the best possible service”.

In 2017 both Moby Lines and Tirrenia continued to register a strong growth. In February, the trend was very positive with a 10% increase of the cargo traffic, doubled as compared to previous month. Taking Sicily on its own, the increase in the first two months of 2017 has been of 24%.

On behalf of SMS, managing director Simon Mifsud, thanked all present for their support and pledged to continue servicing the needs of trailer and cargo operators.

SMSMondial have been appointed as passenger GSA and bookings are now open through any of their outlets in Malta and Gozo.