FRS shipping company arrives in the Balearic Islands operating Alcúdia - Ciutadella and Ibiza - Formentera
Based in Tarifa, the German company has been operating in Spain since 2000, where it carries out cabotage operations in the Strait of Gibraltar, specifically in the ports of Algeciras, Ceuta and Melilla, in addition to the Huelva and Canarias ferry lines.
- The German company will start operating the Alcúdia - Cituadella route at the end of May
- At the beginning of June, the Ibiza - Formentera line will be added
The FRS shipping company will arrive this month of May in the Balearic Islands where it will begin to operate a passenger and vehicle route that connects the ports of Alcudia (Mallorca) and Ciutadella (Menorca). Subsequently, FRS will also begin operating the passenger and vehicle line between the islands of Ibiza and Formentera at the beginning of June. Based in Tarifa, the German company has been operating in Spain since 2000, where it carries out cabotage operations in the Strait of Gibraltar, specifically in the ports of Algeciras, Ceuta and Melilla, in addition to the Huelva and Canarias ferry lines.
The incorporation of these new routes between islands in the Balearic Islands is a continuation of FRS’ expansion strategy, which began last year in the midst of the pandemic. During 2020, FRS acquired two shipping companies and a new maritime route in northern Europe, reinforcing its commitment to high demand shipping lines in Spain, Germany, Sweden and Finland. Currently, FRS has presence and operations across 14 different countries.
“We are incredibly grateful for the support and collaboration with Balearic authorities in launching these new routes,” said Ronny Moriana, Managing Director of FRS Iberia. “We have been welcomed with open arms throughout this process and look forward to futher expanding upon our reputation with passengers in the region as the trusted safe commercial ferry and shipping operator.”
FRS has assigned its vessel "Tarifa Jet" to the Alcudia - Ciutadella route, a 86-meter high-speed fast ferry that will make the journey in approximately one hour and 15 minutes. Tarifa Jet has a capacity to transport up to 777 passengers and 175 vehicles. In addition, Tarifa Jet has MyCare certification against Covid-19 with reinforced hygiene and personal distance measures with the maximum sanitary guarantees.
Likewise, the 51-meter fast ferry “San Gwann” will be incorporated into the Ibiza - Formentera line, with a capacity of 427 passengers and 15 vehicles, which is being undergoing final preparations to be incorporated into the route.
In recent months, FRS has developed an online ticketing and reservations ssystem through its site at www.frs.es. Guests will son be able to purchase tickets at the website, via the FRS call center (+34 956 68 18 30) or through FRS’ mobile travel app.
From solar-powered excursion ships to cargo ferries, the FRS fleet is globally diverse. Today, the fleet comprises 73 ships carrying 7.9 million passengers and 2.1 million cars worldwide annually. Around Rügen, one of Germany's most important tourist regions, FRS is the market leader in excursion and line services. Via its subsidiaries Weiße Flotte and Reederei Hiddensee, FRS has been firmly established in the region for more than 50 years. On the Strait of Gibraltar, FRS is one of the leading operators with 8 vessels, ranging from passenger-only catamarans to RoPax ferries with cabins. In addition to tourist services, FRS has successfully operated a scheduled tariffs and cargo service between Spain and Morocco for over 20 years. Learn more about FRS at www.frs.world.
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Birte Dettmers, Public Relations