Acciona Trasmediterránea

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Trasmediterránea
Founded 1916
Headquarters Madrid, Spain
Area served Balearic Islands, Spain, Morocco, Canary Islands
Services Passenger transportation, Freight transportation
Website www.trasmediterranea.es

Trasmediterránea is part of the Acciona group. It operates passengers and cargo ferries between mainland Spain and the Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands, and northern Africa.

History[edit]

The Trasmediterránea ("cross-mediterranean") company was constituted on November 26, 1916 with the fusion of the companies of shipowners José Juan Dómine, Vicente Ferrer, Joaquín Tintoré and Enrique García, though it didn't start operating until January 1 of following year. It was hearquartered in Barcelona and had a fleet of 45 ships.

During the Spanish Civil War, its ships were used as auxiliary navy ships by both sides of the conflict, the Spanish Republican Navy and the Nationalist faction.

In 1978, it became a state-owned company, until it was privatized by the PP government in 2002. The SEPI sold the company to a consortium that consisted of Acciona Logística (60%), Caja de Ahorros del Mediterráneo, Compañía de Remolcadores Ibaizábal, Agrupación Hotelera Dóliga, Suministros Ibiza and Naviera Armas. Later, the company changed its name to Acciona-Trasmediterranea. Currently it operates a fleet of 25 ships and is headquartered in Madrid.

From 1921 to 1998, when the sector was liberalized, it had the monopoly on the lines that linked the mainland Spain with the islands and northern Africa. Today, even as it has lost its monopoly and has competition, Trasmediterránea its still leader in its sector.

Company activity[edit]

Map of the Canary Islands
Map of the Balearic Islands
Satellite view of the Strait of Gibraltar, with key locations marked
Annotated satellite view of the Strait of Gibraltar
Map of Western Mediterrenean region

Trasmediterránea has its own maritime stations in Barcelona, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Valencia. The company's activity is structured in four zones:

Fleet[edit]

Trasmediterránea currently (March 2014) owns and operates a large fleet of vessels, comprising 19 roro ferries, 1 high speed monohulls and 4 high speed catamarans.

Trasmediterránea Fleet
Ship's name route(s) Built Passengers Cars Dimensions (LxB) Gross Tonnage Source
(date: 09032014)
Most sources provide pics
Albayzin timechartered to Acciona,Cadiz - Arrecife - Las Palmas - Tenerife - Puerto del Rosario 2004 1000 190 186.0 m × 25.6 m (610.2 ft × 84.0 ft) 26,400 [1]
Alborán Algeciras - Ceuta 1999 900 240 96.0 m × 26.0 m (315.0 ft × 85.3 ft) 6,346 [2]
Alcantara Dos timechartered to Naviera Armas 1995 550 150 79.95 m × 23.0 m (262.3 ft × 75.5 ft) 4,859 [3]
Almudaina Dos laid up in Sant Carles de la Rapita (March 2014) 1997 700 148 100.0 m × 17.1 m (328.1 ft × 56.1 ft) 4,662 [4]
Ciudad de Malaga Algericas - TangerMed 1998 1600
1242
450 139.7 m × 18.4 m (458 ft × 60 ft) 8,845 [5]
Fortuny laid up in Cadiz (March 2014) 2001 1000 330 172.0 m × 26.2 m (564.3 ft × 86.0 ft) 26,912 [6]
Jose Maria Entrecanales Cadiz-Canary Islands 2010 12  ? 209.43 m × 26.5 m (687.1 ft × 86.9 ft) 30,998 [7]
Juan J. Sister Malaga/Almeria-Melilla 1993 550 150 151.1 m × 26.0 m (495.7 ft × 85.3 ft) 22,409 [8]
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Drydock (March 2014) 1993/1996 374
800
260 116.79 m × 20.72 m (383.2 ft × 68.0 ft) 10,473 [9]
Milenium Dos laid up in Malaga (March 2014) 2003 900 267 97.22 m × 26.6 m (319.0 ft × 87.3 ft) 6,554 [10]
Milenium Tres laid up in Algeciras (March 2014) 2006 900 267 97.22 m × 26.6 m (319.0 ft × 87.3 ft) 6,554 [11]
Murillo Barcelona-Mahon-Palma de Mallorca 2002 546 90 180.0 m × 24.3 m (590.6 ft × 79.7 ft) 25,028 [12]
Scandola time chartered to Acciona, Valencia-Ibiza(Ciudad) 1992/1994 50
200
120 150.42 m × 23.4 m (493.5 ft × 76.8 ft) 14,398
19,308
[13]
Sherbatskiy time chartered to Acciona, sailing Almeria-Ghazaouet/Nador 1980 1326 350 132.5 m × 23.15 m (434.7 ft × 76.0 ft) 13,601 [14]
Sorrento time chartered to Acciona, Valencia-Palma de Mallorca 2003 1000 160 186.5 m × 25.6 m (612 ft × 84 ft) 26,000 [15]
Sorolla Almeria/Malaga-Melilla 2001 1000 330 172.0 m × 26.2 m (564.3 ft × 86.0 ft) 26,916 [16]
Super Fast Baleares laid up in Cadiz (March 2014) 2010 12  ? 209.43 m × 26.5 m (687.1 ft × 86.9 ft) 30,998 [17]
Super Fast Galicia laid up in Gibraltar (March 2014) 2003 120 225 159.7 m × 23.2 m (524 ft × 76 ft) 16,686 [18]
Super-Fast Andalucia laid up in Almeria (March 2014) 1987
2001
12  ? 185.0 m × 25.2 m (607.0 ft × 82.7 ft) 20,198 [19]
Super-Fast Canarias laid up in Almeria (March 2014) 1998
2001
12  ? 185.0 m × 25.2 m (607.0 ft × 82.7 ft) 20,198 [20]
Superfast Levante laid up (March 2014) 2001 12 117 158.0 m × 25.2 m (518.4 ft × 82.7 ft) 17,391 [21]
Tenacia timechartered to Acciona, Barcelona - Palma de Mallorca 2008 500 600 199.14 m × 26.6 m (653.3 ft × 87.3 ft) 25,058 [22]
Volcan de Teneguia time chartered to Acciona, Cadiz - Canary Islands 2007  ?  ? 145.0 m × 22.0 m (475.7 ft × 72.2 ft) 11,197 [23]
Vronskiy time chartered to Acciona, sailing Algeciras - TangerMed 1978 1500 350 131.6 m × 22.0 m (431.8 ft × 72.2 ft) 13,505 [24]
Zurbaran laid up in Palma de Mallorca (March 2014) 2000 300  ? 179.95 m × 25.0 m (590.4 ft × 82.0 ft) 24,046 [25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Ferry Site about M/F Albayzin
  2. ^ The Ferry Site about M/F Alborán
  3. ^ The Ferry Site about HSC Alcantara Dos
  4. ^ The Ferry Site about HSC Almudaina Dos
  5. ^ The Ferry Site about M/F Ciudad de Malaga
  6. ^ The Ferry Site about M/F Fortuny
  7. ^ The Ferry Site about [1]
  8. ^ The Ferry Site about M/F naam
  9. ^ The Ferry Site about M/F Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  10. ^ The Ferry Site about HSC Milenium Dos
  11. ^ The Ferry Site about HSC Milenium Tres
  12. ^ The Ferry Site about M/F Murillo
  13. ^ The Ferry Site about [2]
  14. ^ The Ferry Site about [3]
  15. ^ The Ferry Site about [4]
  16. ^ The Ferry Site about M/F Sorolla
  17. ^ The Ferry Site about [5]
  18. ^ The Ferry Site about M/F Super Fast Galicia
  19. ^ The Ferry Site about M/F Super-Fast Andalucia
  20. ^ The Ferry Site about M/F Super-Fast Canarias
  21. ^ The Ferry Site about M/F naam
  22. ^ The Ferry Site about [6]
  23. ^ Shipspotting about [7]
  24. ^ The Ferry Site about [8]
  25. ^ The Ferry Site about M/F Zurbaran

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