Fred Olsen Express and Balaria agree Canary Island ferry deal

Fred Olsen Express and Balaria agree Canary Island ferry deal

Fred Olsen Express and Baleària have signed an agreement to begin jointly operating routes between the Spanish mainland and the Canaries, through their new Canary Bridge Seaways (CBS) project, from mid-November onwards.

CBS will initially offer three sailings per week between the mainland and the Canary Islands, with two ships guaranteeing a comprehensive, reliable, quality service both for passengers and vehicles, and also freight transport.

Baleària’s President, Adolfo Utor, said the alliance represents “an opportunity for both companies”, which operate in different geographical areas, but have in common their “professionalism, innovation and excellence in dealing with and caring for their stakeholders, in particular customers”.

“We look forward to this new challenge alongside a great company, Fred. Olsen Express, and do so with enthusiasm, and the conviction that the best is yet to come in our shared future,” said Mr Utor.

Andres Marin, Managing Director of Fred. Olsen Express, said: “The project brings together two companies that share the same philosophy focused on the pursuit of excellence, with the sole aim of offering their customers a quality service, while also aiming to deliver a comprehensive service nationwide.

“All of which will mark a turning point in maritime transportation in Spain, and not only on this route which is about to become a reality. We could not have found a better partner for this new venture than such a major shipping line as Baleària.”

Source: Balearia