New continuity for the Olbia-Civitavecchia line
The ministry has published the requirements to obtain the service starting April 1
The Ministry of Transport has published the notice with which it initiates the procedure for the new maritime territorial continuity on the Civitavecchia-Olbia route, previously extended until February 28. The notice is addressed to all "shipowners interested in the execution of the public service, both for people and goods, in the period between October 1 and May 31 of each year as a condition to operate also in the period between June 1 and September 30 of each year". Expressions of interest must be submitted by February 25.
The start of operations of the territorial continuity service - it is written in the notice - will take place on "April 1, 2021 for a duration of at least 24 months". The connection between Civitavecchia and Olbia "will have to be daily in the period between October 1 and May 31" and the "trip must be made at night".
The connections will have to be operated with "naval units, declared suitable to the service, of which the enterprise of navigation has based on valid legal title (property, charter or other contractual title) - it is always written in the notice of the ministry -. The naval units to employ for the development of the public service must be "of class "A" and type Tr (ro-ro) TP" with age not superior to 20 years". They will have to have a "passenger transport capacity expressed in fixed places not less than 600 persons, of which 400 in berth" and a "capacity trailers-auto transport minimum of 820 vehicles and 900 linear meters of lane for heavy vehicles".