As from 16th February the connection between Ravenna, Igoumenitsa and Patras will be resumed, with extension to the port of Trieste Naples.
The Grimaldi Group further strengthens its Motorways of the Sea network in the Mediterranean with the resumption, as from next 16th February, of the direct connection, dedicated to passengers and freight, between Ravenna, Igoumenitsa and Patras.
Departures from Ravenna will be every Wednesday at 12 p.m. and Saturday at 11:00 p.m., with arrival in Igoumenitsa respectively on Thursday at 3:00 p.m. and Monday at 2:00 a.m. and Patras on Thursday at 9:00 p.m. and Monday at 10:00 a.m.. Departure from Patras will be on Monday at 10:00 p.m. and on Thursday at 11:59 p.m., from Igoumenitsa on Tuesday at 5:00 a.m. and Friday at 8:30 a.m., arriving in Ravenna on Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. and on Saturday at 7:00 p.m..
The 2003-built Italian flag ferry Catania will be deployed on this route. With a length of 186 metres and a gross tonnage of 26,000 tons, the m/vessel Catania is able to transport 2,250 linear metres of rolling cargo, 170 cars and 1,000 passengers at a speed of 23 knots, thus guaranteeing not only increased loading capacity but also a fast and efficient service. The Catania has 93 cabins - divided between internal, external and suites - and 62 comfortable reclining seats. There are many facilities on board, such as a self-service restaurant, a cafeteria, a lounge, video games and slot machines, shops and bars, thus ensuring a pleasant and comfortable journey. Besides serving the line between Ravenna and Greece, the ferry Catania will also call at the port of Trieste every Saturday. The departure time is scheduled at 1:00 p.m. with arrival in Igoumenitsa on Monday at 2:00 a.m. and in Patras on Monday at 11:00 a.m.. This departure will be added to the two departures already offered every Wednesday and Thursday by the Greek ferry operator Minoan Lines, a Grimaldi Group company.
Thanks to these latest enhancements, the Grimaldi Group, through the Grimaldi Lines and Minoan Lines brands, will offer a wide selection of freight and passenger transport services between Italy and the ports of Igoumenitsa and Patras. In total, the Group will offer three weekly departures both ways from North-Eastern Italy (Trieste), two departures both ways from the North-Central Italy (Ravenna), six departures both ways from Central Italy (Ancona) and daily departures both ways from Southern Italy (Brindisi). The weekly loading capacity offered by the Group between the two shores of the Adriatic Sea will be able to meet the needs of the most demanding customers.