Tirrenia Compagnia Italiana di Navigazione

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Tirrenia Compagnia Italiana di Navigazione
Type Joint stock company
Founded 17 December 1936
Naples, Campania – Italy
Headquarters Naples, Italy
Revenue € 296 millions (2007)
Net income € 14.1 millions (2007)
Owner(s) Compagnia Italiana di Navigazione
Website Tirrenia.it

Tirrenia Compagnia Italiana di Navigazione is an Italian, privately owned, shipping company contracted by the Ministry of Transportation to provide an essential link between the major islands and the mainland. It operates a fleet of 23 vessels on internal Italian routes.

M/S Sharden in Olbia.
M/S Raffaele rubattino

History[edit]

Tirrenia was founded in 1936, resulting from the nationalization of many private-owned Italian lines. After World War II, the few ships surviving the conflict were used to connect Italian islands, mainly Sardinia, to the mainland. In the 1970s ships were gradually replaced by ferries, and since the end of the 1980s the company has been upgrading its older units with faster ones capable of reaching 35–40 knots. However, most of these were unpractical or too expensive to operate and are now scrapped. The Italian Governament privatised Tirrenia in 2012.

The company today[edit]

On 23 December 2009, Tirrenia was put on the market. Sixteen companies join the bidding, including SNAV, Grandi Navi Veloci, Grimaldi Lines, Moby Lines, Ustica Lines, Corsica Ferries and Mediterranea Holding (including Regione Sicilia and Alexis Tomasos). The latter ends up alone when al the other bidders quit. On 28 July 2010, Mediterranea Holding won the bidding for Tirrenia and Siremar. On 4 August, Fintecna announces that the sale will not happen, since Mediterranea Holding did not show up for signing. On 12 August, the company officially entered receivership,[1] as requested by commissioner Giancarlo D'Andrea.

An agreement has been made for Tirrenia to be taken over by Compagnia Italiana di Navigazione (Cin) in 2012. However in May the competition authority opened an investigation into whether a dominant position in routes to Sardinia would be created.[2]

Tirrenia group[edit]

Tirrenia Group included until 2010 the following company:

Fleet[edit]

Ship name Flag Built Route Tonnage Length Width Passengers Vessels Lanemeters Speed Knots
Nuraghes Italy 2004 CivitavecchiaOlbia
GenoaPorto Torres
39.780 GT 214,6 m 26,4 m 3.000 1.085 1.900 29
Sharden Italy 2005 CivitavecchiaOlbia
GenoaPorto Torres
39.780 GT 214,6 m 26,4 m 3.000 1.085 1.900 29
Bonaria Italy 2001 CivitavecchiaCagliari / Olbia
GenoaPorto Torres
36.825 GT 214 m 26,4 m 1.922 821 1.932 31.6
Amsicora Italy 2002 CivitavecchiaCagliari / Olbia
GenoaPorto Torres
36.825 GT 214 m 26,4 m 1.922 821 1.932 31.6
Bithia Italy 2001 GenoaOlbia / Porto Torres
CivitavecchiaCagliari / Olbia
36.475 GT 214,6 m 26,4 m 2.700 900 915 29
Janas Italy 2002 GenoaOlbia / Porto Torres
CivitavecchiaCagliari / Olbia
36.475 GT 214,6 m 26,4 m 2.700 900 915 29
Athara Italy 2003 GenoaOlbia / Porto Torres
CivitavecchiaCagliari / Olbia
36.475 GT 214,6 m 26,4 m 2.700 900 915 29
Vincenzo Florio Italy 1999 NaplesPalermo 30.650 GT 180,3 m 26,8 m 1.470 625 2.000 23
Raffaele Rubattino Italy 2000 NaplesPalermo
30.650 GT 180,3 m 26,8 m 1.470 625 2.000 23
Dimonios Italy 2007 NaplesCagliari
CagliariPalermo / Trapani
26.500 GT 186,5 m 25,6 m 800 196 2.225 24
Aurelia Italy 1980 - 14.384 GT 148 m 25,4 m 2.280 650 1.060 17
Via Adriatico Italy 1992 LivornoCagliari
RavennaCatania
14.398 GT 150,4 m 23,4 m 50 300 1.750 19
Espresso Catania Italy 1993 LivornoCagliari
RavennaCatania
14.398 GT 150,4 m 23,4 m 50 300 1.750 19
Espresso Ravenna Italy 1993 LivornoCagliari
RavennaCatania
14.398 GT 150,4 m 23,4 m 50 300 1.750 19
Puglia Italy 1995 LivornoCagliari
RavennaCatania
14.398 GT 150,4 m 23,4 m 50 300 1.750 19
Isola di Capraia Italy 1999 TermoliTremiti 1.927 GT 70,9 m 12,4 m 550 57 - 28

Historical fleet[edit]

  • Type Regione (Passenger ship)
    • Campania Felix (1953–1972)
    • Sardegna (1953– ?)
    • Sicilia (1952–1988)
    • Calabria (1952–1988)
    • Lazio (1953–1979)
  • Type Città (Passenger ship)
    • Citta Di Napoli (1961–1987)
    • Città di Nuoro (1962–1988)
  • Type Regional (Ro-Pax)
    • La Maddalena (1966–1988)
    • Arbatax (1966–1988)
    • Carloforte (1976–1986)
    • Limbara (1978–1988)
    • Isola Di Caprera (1986–1988)
    • Ichnusa (1986–1988)
  • Type Poeta (Ro-Pax)
    • Boccaccio (1970–1999)
    • Carducci (1970–1999)
    • Leopardi (1971–1994)
    • Manzoni (1971–1999)
    • Petrarca (1971–1999)
    • Pascoli (1971–1999)
    • Deledda (1978–1994)
    • Verga (1978–1997)
  • Type Valletta (Ro-Pax)
    • La Valletta (1971–1976)
  • Type Staffetta (Ro-Ro)
    • Staffetta Jonica (1973–1978)
    • Staffetta Adriatica (1973–1992)
    • Staffetta Tirrenica (1973–1993)
  • Type Espresso (Ro-Pax)
    • Malta Express (1976–1988)
  • Type Tutto Merci (Ro-Ro)
    • Staffetta Ligure (1979–1988)
    • Staffetta Mediterranea (1979–1988)
  • Type Strada (Ro-Pax)
    • Emilia (1979–2006)
    • Domiziana (1979–2011)
    • Flaminia (1980–2012)
  • Type Strada Trasformata (Ro-Pax)
    • Nomentana (1979–2012)
    • Clodia (1979–2012)
  • Type Sociale (Ro-Pax)
    • Arborea (1987–2004)
    • Caralis (1988–2000)
    • Torres (1988–2004)
  • Type Capo (Ro-Pax)
    • Capo Spartivento (1987–2001)
    • Capo Sandalo (1988–2000)
    • Capo Carbonara (1988–2004)
  • Type Campania (Ro-Ro)
    • Campania (1988–2001)
  • Type Tutto merci (Ro-Ro)
    • Sardegna (1988–2006)
    • Calabria (1989–2006)
    • Sicilia (1990–2006)
  • Type Viamare (Ro-Ro)
    • Via Tirreno (1996–2001)
    • Lazio (2000–2012)
  • Type Toscana (Ro-Pax)
    • Toscana (1994–2012)
  • Type Aquastrada (HSC)
    • Guizzo (1993–2001)
    • Scatto (1994–2002)
  • Type Jupiter (Ro-Pax HSC)
    • Aries (1997–2011)
    • Taurus (1997–2011)
    • Scorpio (1998–2011)
    • Capricorn (1998–2011)

Routes[edit]

Ro-Pax Amsicora docked at Genova.

Sardinia[edit]

Sicily[edit]

Tremiti Islands[edit]

Tunisia[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Il tribunale di Roma dichiara lo stato di insolvenza per Tirrenia" (in italian). il Sole 24 Ore. 12 August 2010. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Tirrenia, Antitrust apre istruttoria su vendita a Cin" (in Italian). Reuters. 2012-05-31. 

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