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30/07/18 10:18

A new ferry company is born in Spain

Alboran is the name of the joint venture between Balearia and Peregar to serve the Melilla-Málaga route

Compañía Marítima Alborán is the name of the new 50:50 joint venture established in Spain between the ferry companies Balearia and Peregar that will use 2 ro-pax on the route Melilla-Málaga to jointly develop passenger and freight transport services between the Andalusian coast and the autonomous Iberian enclave on the Moroccan coast.

In the service on the Strait of Gibraltar, 6 connections per week of ro-pax and 1 per week only for ro-ro are guaranteed, with the ships Dénia Ciutat Creativa, a ro-pax of 399 passengers and 430 cars; and Festivo, a ro-ro of 1,000 linear meters.

In addition, the Compañía Marítima Alborán will manage another regular traffic - which was already managed by Peregar individually - with Ceuta and Tangier Med, where Malaga is the base, as follows: Malaga-Ceuta 2 weekly services; Malaga-Tangier Med daily service.

The new joint service was presented by the president of Baleària, Adolfo Utor, and his colleague of Marítima Peregar, Joaquín Pérez-Muñoz Prados, during a meeting attended by the mayor of Melilla and the presidents of the Port Authority, Juan José Imbroda and Miguel Marin, respectively, as well as the one of the port of Malaga, Paulino Silver.

The initiative is the result of an agreement between the two companies that provides for the creation of operational synergies between the parties with the aim of ensuring a more complete and superior quality service on this route, already operated by both companies.

In particular, the agreement foresees that Baleària - which has been operating in Melilla since 2016 - brings its knowledge and experience in the segment of passenger transport, while Marítima Peregar will contribute with its experience in the transport of freight.

 

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