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Caronte & Tourist

The Caronte & Tourist S.p.A. has been performing private ferry business for forty years. The ship owner's challenge of the Caronte S.p.A. and Tourist Ferry Boat S.p.A. begins on June 19, 1965, day in which the Marina di Scilla, one of the Caronte company ships, makes her opening voyage across the Strait of Messina, connecting the ports of Messina and Reggio Calabria as an alternative to the Ferrovie dello Stato (rail service). In 1968 the Tourist Ferry Boat opens the new Messina - Villa San Giovanni trade. The choice of the new route represents an improvement of the service, since it allows to realize a faster and more efficient ferry given the reduction of the distance and then of ferry times. Over the years, with the development of the road transport as an alternative to the rail one, and also thanks to the more and more efficient ferry service across the Strait of Messina, the commercial traffic to and from Sicily progressively increases; and in a short time all the means move to the new route and the Messina - Reggio Calabria is gradually abandoned.


DFDS’ shipping network integrates freight and passenger services. They deliver high frequency and reliable freight services to haulage and forwarding companies. They also develop and deliver industrial logistics solutions in close co-operation with producers of heavy industrial goods. For passengers, they provide great maritime experiences as well as transport services for passengers travelling by car wanting to travel around Europe and Scandinavia. In 1866 several small Danish shipping companies merged to form what has come to be the oldest major shipping company in Denmark: DFDS - "Det Forenede Dampskibs-Selskab" (The United Steamship Company). DFDS is still sailing on some of the same routes begun in the 1800s. The level of development in DFDS between 1966 and 2006 has been more rapid in all areas than in the preceding 100 years combined.


The ro-ro services concentrate in transportation between Finland and its major trading partners in Europe. With own offices in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Poland, Germany, Russia, as well as United Kingdom together with an extensive international network of relationships, high quality service is guaranteed. Finnlines offers the following ro-ro services • Finnlines Baltic and North Sea Liner Services, the high frequent ro-pax service between Finland and Germany; ro-ro services between Finland and Poland, Denmark, UK and BeNeLux countries as well as the Bay of Biscay • FinnLink, several daily departures between Kapellskär, Sweden and Naantali, Finland, • NordöLink, several daily departures between Malmö, Sweden and Travemünde, Germany • TransRussiaExpress direct service between Germany (Lübeck) and Russia (St.Petersburg) Finnlines group is also engaged in port operations under the name Finnsteve in the harbours of Helsinki and Turku.


As the market leader in ferry traffic between southern Sweden and the Continent, TT-Line has been a byword for reliability, quality and sustainability for more than 50 years with its fleet of modern ferries. Reliability, quality, precision and environmental awareness - these are the principles on which the private shipping Group TT-Line offers a fast, green, reasonably priced link across the Baltic Sea between Germany, Poland and Sweden with 6 modern Ropax ferries. With up to 23 departures a day, TT-Line links the largest German Baltic ports, Travemünde and Rostock, and the Polish Świnoujście with the southern Swedish transport hub of Trelleborg, the most important ferry port in Sweden. TT-Line carries nearly 900,000 guests a year, 180,000 cars and more than 400,000 freight units and is thus the market leader in direct transport between Germany/Poland and Sweden. The modern TT-Line ships are crewed by experienced crews and offer maximum comfort and reliability. All ports called at by TT-Line have excellent direct motorway connections to the national motorway networks.


Polferries is the largest Polish ferry operator. The Polish Baltic Shipping Company was established on 31 January 1976 as a state-owned shipping company. Under the operating name Polferries, the company runs ferry routes across the Baltic Sea between Poland and Scandinavia. In 1996 Polferries approved as quality assurance system by the International Safety Management Code (ISM). In May 1997 the company was recognised as meeting the requirements of the Quality Management Certificate ISO 9002. It became legally recognised as a corporate body in 1992.


Scandlines stands as a symbol of a historical and close cooperation between Denmark, Germany and Sweden since 1872. Under the names Scandlines and Scandlines Helsingør-Helsingborg three short ferry routes are marketed with high capacity and frequency and with a green vision for the future. The core business is to provide an efficient and reliable transport service for both passengers and freight customers. The main focus for all activities in Scandlines is to create value for their customers on board the ferries as well as in the shops of Scandlines. With more than 90,000 departures on 12 ferries, in 2014 Scandlines transported 14.8 million passengers, 3.2 million cars, 900,000 freight units and 60,000 busses on the routes Puttgarden-Rødby, Rostock-Gedser and Helsingør-Helsingborg.

Stena Line

Stena Line is one of the world's largest ferry operators. Stena Line group is an international transport and travel service COMPANY WITH EUROPE'S MOST COMPREHENSIVE ROUTE NETWORK • 22 ferry routes in Scandinavia, around Great Britain and to the Baltic countries • Connects 10 countries • 35 vessels in traffic • About 5 500 employees Stena Line has significant market shares on all of its business areas. The strong position is the result of an innovative company culture, stimulating service- and product development combined with strategic company acqusitions. SHORT FACTS Every year over 7 million passengers travel with Stena Line. The company also transport 1, 5 million cars and about 2 million freight units. Stena Line, an ABTA member, is an international transport and travel Service Company and one of the world's leading ferry operators. Stena Line operates in three business areas: Scandinavia, the North Sea and the Irish Sea with a network of 22 strategically located ferry routes in Europe. Stena Line has a modern fleet with a total of 35 vessels including traditional combi–ferries, RoPax ferries for freight and passengers, and pure cargo ships. Stena Line is a stable and profitable group and is committed to providing passengers with the best service and experience possible.


TALLINK SILJA We are the leading provider of high-quality mini-cruise and passenger transport services in the northern baltic sea region, as well as the leading provider of ro-ro cargo services on selected routes. Our fleet of 16 vessels allows us to offer a wide range ofservices and frequent departures. As a result of our recent investment and fleet renewal program, we currently deploy some of the most advanced cruise ferries on the baltic sea with state-of-the-art facilities, improved accommodation possibilities, larger onboard shopping areas and high quality onboard services, setting a new benchmark for travel standards on the baltic sea. The company's vision is to be the market pioneer in europe by offering excellence in leisure and business travel and sea transportation services. Our customer value proposal is to offer an enjoyable travel experience that exceeds customer expectations and makes them want to return.

Wight Link

We are the main link between the Isle of Wight and the mainland. Every year, we carry over 4.8 million passengers, making us one of the UK’s largest domestic ferry operators. We provide Island residents with an easy and frequent service to the mainland, as well as giving millions of holidaymakers a taste of Island life. Crossings take approximately 22 minutes by catamaran and from 40 minutes by car ferry. And we operate three convenient routes and just under 48,000 crossings a year. We are also dedicated to giving excellent customer service and the best facilities on board and at our Terminals.