FRS Iberia enhances its operations in the Strait of Gibraltar with the acquisition of the Incat high-speed craft HSC “Artemis"
Tarifa • FRS has acquired the Incat high-speed catamaran, HSC “Artemis" to strengthen its operations in the Strait of Gibraltar. The fast ferry, renamed as “Poniente Jet”, has undergone a complete refurbishment, ensuring a high standard and finish.
With a capacity to transport 640 passengers, 180 vehicles and up to 330 lane meters of cargo, the “Poniente Jet” will be incorporated into FRS's fleet in July. This strategic addition enhances the company's offerings with a fully renovated and upgraded fast ferry.
"We are excited about this acquisition. The inclusion of the HSC “Poniente Jet” in our fleet will provide our guests with fast and comfortable navigation, upholding the high standard of service for which FRS is known," stated Ronny Moriana, Managing Director of FRS Iberia.
The arrival of the HSC “Poniente Jet” reinforces FRS Iberia’s commitment to delivering high-quality services to its guests, further solidifying its presence in the area. The company will announce additional details regarding the schedule in the upcoming weeks.
FRS Iberia continues to prioritize excellence in its operations, and the addition of the HSC “Poniente Jet” is a testament to its commitment to providing enhanced maritime travel experiences in the Strait of Gibraltar.
FRS, based in the North of Germany, is a successful maritime venture that has taken the initiative to develop new business activities beyond home waters. In the last few decades, FRS has grown from a regional passenger ferry operator into an internationally active group with 70 vessels and more than 1,500 employees from more than 40 countries. FRS annually carries 7.4 million passengers and 1.7 million vehicles on its numerous national and international shipping lines. Today, the FRS Group consists of 21 subsidiaries located in Europe, Northern Africa and America.
In the Strait of Gibraltar, FRS Iberia is one of the leading operators with 8 vessels, ranging from fast passenger ferries to RoPax ferries. In addition to tourist services, FRS Iberia has successfully operated a regular traffic and cargo service between Spain and Morocco for over 23 years.