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New ferry route between South Med and Middle East

Venice: A new ropax ferry service connecting Venice with Tartous, Syria and Alexandria, Egypt will allow onward lorry transport to Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and other Middle East destinations, says the Italian company responsible, Visemar Line.

The weekly service will begin May 20 using the Visemar One (pictured), a new vessel built by the Visentini yard which can sail at 24knots carrying up to 200 lorries, 80 cars and 400 passengers. The service is being launched by Venetian groups Visentini and Tosetti, co-owners of Visemar Line, under the EU shortsea shipping initiative Motorways of the Sea.  [09/04/10] 

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