FRS To Make The Melilla – Motril Crossing Faster With New Vessel

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Förde Reederei Seetouristik will introduce a faster and higher capacity vessel to the Melilla – Motril route.

The ro-pax ferry GOLDEN BRIDGE will start operations on the line next May.

This former Japanese ferry can make the Melilla – Motril crossing in 5 hours, meaning a reduction by 2 hours on the current crossing time.

She has a capacity for 1,500 pax and 500 cars.

Until last year this ferry was used between Korea and China, until she was acquired by A-Ship Management.

She is currently being refurbished in Perama.

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FRS Will Add More Routes To Its Spanish Portfolio

FRS increases its Spanish routes with the operation of the Motril-Melilla and Huelva-Canary Islands lines. This will start in July.

Until now these ferry lines have been operated by Naviera ARMAS. As already announced in last week’s newsletter the change was a condition from the anti monopoly commission. Armas had to give up some routes to be allowed to acquire Trasmediterranea.

FRS will charter the Armas-owned ro-pax ferries VOLCAN DE TAUCE for Motril – Melilla. © Naviera Armas

VOLCAN DE TEIDE will be used by FRS for the link between Huelva and the Canary Islands. © Naviera Armas