Tirrenia’s ro-ro Barbara Krahulik to go Germany
The ship, deployed on the Catania-Malta freight route, is thought to have already been transferred to TT-Line, a company operating in the Baltic Sea
Tirrenia’s ro-ro unit Barbara Krahulik might soon be transferred to the German shipowner TT-Line, providing freight and passengers connections between Germany, Poland, Sweden and Lithuania.
Although the Onorato group did not confirm it, several sources within the sector confirmed the transaction, which is supported by official documents.
In fact, although the unit Barbara Krahulik – former Espresso Ravenna, built in 1993 and with a capacity of 73-99 passengers and 1,650 linear meters of rolling cargo – is still flying the Italian flag and operating on the Catania-Malta freight route (within Terrenia’s Genoa-Livorno-Catania-Malta service), according to Standard P&I Club’s website its owner is already TT-Line.
Obviously, the value of the transaction is unknown, and at present there is no information available about the timing of the transfer or about Barbara Krahulik’s new operational destination, which will probably be the Baltic Sea.
The transaction will be added to those already concluded at the beginning of 2019, with the transfer of the ferry Aurelia (built by Fincantieri in 1980 in Castellamare di Stabia, with a 14,300 gross tonnage and a capacity of 2,200 passengers and 1,000 linear meters of rolling cargo) to SNAV (MSC) and of the ro-ro Hartmut Puschmann (built in 1993, with a 14,300 gross tonnage and a 1,650 linear meters capacity) to the Cypriot company Ntiolio Shipping.