Virtu Ferries – Applies for licence to operate Malta – Gozo fast ferry – March 2021.

On Monday 8th March, 2021 Virtu Ferries has applied for a licence to be able to provide a fast ferry service between Malta and Gozo after Transport Minister Ian Borg said that multiple ferry operators will be able to provide a fast service between Malta and Gozo by June on Friday 26th February, 2021. The minister was addressing the media after Transport Malta issued a port notice calling on shipping operators interested in providing a fast ferry service between the Grand Harbour, Malta and the Mġarr Harbour, Gozo, to get in touch. 

The trip should last not longer than 45 minutes and will be provided only for passengers. Virtu Ferries welcomed the liberalisation of the market and said it had expressed interest in the route since its incorporation in 1988. Now that the fast ferry passenger service has been liberalised, Virtu has applied with Transport Malta for a license to operate.  

Given the short notice between the government’s announcement and the intended date of commencement, Virtu will be operating the service with a ferry from their existing fleet to be able to meet the required deadline and once the service is up and running, the company will look into having a ferry specifically built for the Mgarr-Valletta route.

All Images are back to 6th June, 2015 of the High Speed Craft (HSC) JEAN DE LA VALETTE.

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Published – Wednesday 10th March, 2021.