The opening of a shipping line linking the port of Savona, in Northwestern Italy and Zarzis’s (Southeast of Tunisia) has been postponed to next year.
The opening of this sea route was scheduled for early July 2012.
This delay is due, according Mr. Lazhar Toumi, Chairman of the Dar Zarzis Development Association in France, to the fact that “travel agencies do not wish to take the risk of buying tickets for this line’s passengers.”
“After receiving green light from the Transport Ministry to officially open this shipping line, we have received a first OK from an important French travel agency to operate on this route,” said Mr. Toumi.
According to the chairman of Dar Zarzis Association “a ferry terminal is still missing for the project to be ready.”
The Savona-Zarzis sea-link will ensure, once opened, 21 voyages over a three-month period for about 8,000 to 10,000 cars with an average of two passengers/car.