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Corsica - Mainland france Ferries - Last summer before new rules

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Corsica – Mainland France – the great upheaval

Corse-continent While the summer campaign is being prepared, 2013 is shaping up to be a pivotal year for ferry connections between France and its largest metropolitan island, Corsica. Rules governing routes for the three competitors (SNCM, La Méridionale and Corsica Ferries) will change on 1st January 2014. Uncertainty reigns. Read more


SNCM loses its flagship before the major battle

Some malicious individuals may see it as a symbol! The flagship of the SNCM (Société Nationale Maritime Corse-Méditerranée) fleet is out of service for the important summer season, crucial to the company’s future.

A market of three million passengers per year

In 2012, the ferry services between Corsica and mainland France registered 3.1 million passengers (4.38 million when ferry services linking with Italy are added) compared with 2.7 million passengers travelling by air between the two.

Public Services Outsourcing in Corsica: a small budget with major obligations

Corse-continent Limited to only one basic service between Marseille and Corsican ports, Maritime Public Services Outsourcing, currently under negotiation, regulates transport prices for passengers and freight. It also organises “skeleton services” in the event of a strike. Overview of the main changes announced for the assignees... Read more

Corsica Ferries versus SNCM…with Brussels sitting in judgement

The opening of maritime cabotage services to competition in Europe in 1992, followed by the arrival of Corsica Ferries in 1996 in Nice then Toulon in 2001, undermined the monopoly of the Société Nationale maritime Corse-Méditerranée.

"Véolia has exaggerated the risk in its publicity"

Corse-continent Maurice Perrin sits on the SNCM's supervisory board representing employee shareholders, who hold 9% of the share capital. The company's CFE-CGC delegate, he is also a member of the works committee. Read more

"There is no point in playing a game if the result has already been decided"

Corse-continentExclusive interview with Pierre Mattei, CEO of Corsica Ferries. : You have responded to the invitation for tenders for the 2014-2023 Public Services Outsourcing, but your competitors believe that your fleet cannot meet the challenge… What do you have to say? Read more

"The offer was disproportionate"

Corse-continent Charles Revet, senator for Seine-Maritime, author of a report in 2009 on Corsica's shipping services, referred at the time to an oversized service and made a number of recommendations. He agreed to give his views on new plans undertaken by Corsica's public authorities in an exclusive interview with Read more

Monday, March 25th 2013

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