Italian ferry line investing €200 mln in LNG-fuelled ships

Italian shipowner Caronte & Tourist will invest €200 million over the next 10 years to procure 10 LNG-powered ferries.
By Staff reporter 16 June 2017 0 26404

Italian shipowner Caronte & Tourist will invest €200 million ($223.5 million) over the next 10 years to procure 10 LNG-powered ferries, Chief Executive Lorenzo Matacena told reporters at a conference.

The company operates in the Strait of Messina as well as between Messina and Salerno, and is the first ferry line in Italy to have an LNG dual-fuel vessel.

"LNG is the future of shipping," Matacena said, although he complained about the lack of LNG infrastructure in Italy.

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