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Developments The bold,

Developments The bold, unprecedented move is set to boost the Ro/Ro and passenger Mediterranean network Nine new Motorways of the Sea launched The take over of Minoan Lines (see previous page) and the launch, in the first week of Feb- ruary 2009, of an unprecedented set of new passenger and Ro/Ro lines has substantially boosted the Group’s network of motorways of the sea. In particular, Grimaldi Lines is to start nine new low cost connections for pas- senger and freight (Ro/Ro). Some of these were previously performed for freight only and now have passenger capacity too. The move is to bring to over 30 the number of the Group’s motorways of the sea between Italy, Spain, France, Malta, Tunisia and Libya. The new low cost passenger connec- tions include those between Civitavec- chia and Porto Torres, between Barce- lona and Porto Torres, between Genova, Civitavecchia, Catania and Malta, be- 4 GNE WS tween Civitavecchia, Trapani and Tunis. A tonnage upgrade is also applied to a number of existing lines, such as the Salerno/Palermo/Tunis route where a larger, faster and more modern Cruise Ferry, the Eurostar Barcelona, will be deployed. Porto Torres - Civitavecchia. It is the only existing link between North West- ern Sardinia and Central Italy and rep- resents a formidable support to both Sar- dinia’s tourist industry and to the local exporters and importers. Performed in 7 hours by the largest and most modern Cruise Ferries in the whole Mediterra- nean, this Ro/Ro-passenger service is run three times a week from October to March; six times a week from April to July and in September; daily in August. Porto Torres - Barcelona. It is the only existing link between Sardinia and Spain and opens new markets to Sar- dinia’s tourist industry and a cheaper and faster tool for the local exporters and importers. Performed in 12 hours, by the largest and most modern Cruise Ferries in the whole Mediterranean, this Ro/Ro-passenger service is run threetimes-a-week from October to March; six times a week from April to July and in September; daily in August. Genoa - Catania. It is so far a 3-timesa-week freight-only line but as from the end of January it will also offer once-aweek the only direct passenger service between Genoa and Catania. Genoa - Malta. This service, which is vital for the Maltese economy, has a biweekly frequency. One of these two calls is for passengers too. Catania - Malta. Previously a freightonly line, the service is now run twice-a-

week by a Ro/Ro-passenger vessel with two more round trips performed by a Ro/ Ro (freight only) vessel. Civitavecchia - Catania. So far a three- times-a-week freight-only line, as from the end of January it will also offer a once- a-week passenger service. Civitavecchia - Trapani. Performed once a week by the Cruise Ferry Euro- star Barcelona. Civitavecchia - Tunis. Performed once a week by the Cruise Ferry Eurostar Bar- celona. Civitavecchia - Malta. This service, which is also vital for the Maltese economy, has a two- sailings -per -week frequency. One of these is for passengers and freight and one for freight only (Ro/Ro). Trapani – Tunis. Performed once a week by the Cruise Ferry Eurostar Bar- celona. The New Lines Passenger & Freight Freight only Genoa>Catania>Genoa 1 x Week 3 x Week Genoa>Malta>Genoa 1 x Week 2 x Week Catania>Malta>Catania 2 x Week 4 x Week Civitavecchia>Trapani>Civitavecchia 1 x Week 1 x Week Civitavecchia>Catania>Civitavecchia 1 x Week 3 x Week Civitavecchia>Malta>Civitavecchia 1 x Week 2 x Week PortoTorres>Civitavecchia>Porto Torres 3 x Week (October / March) 3 x Week (October / March) 6 x Week (April / July) 6 x Week (April / July) Daily (August) Daily (August) 6 x Week (September) 6 x Week (September) PortoTorres>Barcelona>Porto Torres 3 x Week (October / March) 3 x Week (October / March) 6 x Week (April / July) 6 x Week (April / July) Daily (August) Daily (August) 6 x Week (September) 6 x Week (September) Trapani>Tunis>Trapani 1 x Week 1 x Week Valencia Barcelona Toulon Genoa Porto Vecchio Porto Torres Cagliari Tunis Livorno Tripoli vv Civitavecchia Palermo Trapani Catania Malta GNE WS Salerno Misratah 5

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