Sunday, 26 June 2022

Popular Cross-Border Zadar-Ancona Jadrolinija Line Reinstated

June the 26th, 2022 - The popular cross-border Zadar-Ancona Jadrolinija line is now back in function which is sure to delight all those seeking a trip from this coastal Dalmatian town across the Adriatic Sea to neighbouring Italy and back again.

As Morski writes, the "Marco Polo" Jadrolinija ferry is set to sail on the line Zadar-Ancona Jadrolinija line, as was recently announced by the aforementioned company.

In the period until July the 15th, the Zadar-Ancona Jadrolinija line will sail once a week, and from July the 18th, it will make that journey twice a week. The line will be maintained until September the 9th this year, according to Jadrolinija's statement.

Back in April, the Coastal and Liner Transport Agency gave Jadrolinja the consent to maintain the international line between Zadar and Ancona throughout the aforementioned period in 2022.

The timetable between the nearest part of the Croatian and Italian coasts across the Adriatic Sea will be maintained with three different traffic dynamics of the "Marco Polo" ferry, which will, during these 80 days, be engaged on the line between Split and Ancona.

Namely, in the period from June the 23rd to July the 17th and from September the 1st to the 9th, the ferry will operate once a week. The ferry will depart from Ancona on Thursday at 22:00, and will arrive in Zadar on Friday at 07:00. On the same day at 10:00, the ferry from Zadar will return to Ancona (17:00).

In the period from July the 18th to August the 18th, when the highest traffic of the Croatian summer tourist season is expected, the ferry will operate twice a week. It will depart from Zadar for Ancona on Mondays at 22:00 (with an arrival in Ancona on Tuesday at 07:00) and on Fridays at 10:00 (with an arrival in Ancona at 17:00). Departures from Ancona to Zadar are scheduled for Monday at 10:00 (arriving in Zadar at 18:00), and Thursday at 22:00 (arriving in Zadar at 07:00).

The third version of the sailing schedule along the Zadar-Ancona Jadrolinija line refers to the period from the 9th to the 26th of August, when two lines per week are also planned. Departure from Zadar will take place on Mondays and Fridays at 22:00 (arriving in Ancona on Tuesday and Saturday at 07:00), while the ferry from Ancona will depart for Zadar on Mondays and Fridays at 18:00 (with an arrival in Zadar on Mondays and Fridays at 10:00).

This 49-year-old ship which will carry out this service is otherwise 128 metres long and has 153 cabins or a total of 551 beds. The ship can accommodate 1082 passengers.

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Sunday, 19 April 2020

Ferry Line from Zadar to Ancona Returns to Action this Month

April 19, 2020 - The ferry line from Zadar to Ancona, which was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, will resume operations from April 26, twice a week.

HRTurizam reports that this is a result of the initiative of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, based on proposals from member companies and in cooperation with the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure and Jadrolinija, the Croatian Chamber of Economy pointed out.

A closer examination of the interests carried out by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce showed that more than 30 road freight companies are seeking the return of the ferry line with Italy.

There are about 70 trucks a week running from all Dalmatian counties. This saves significant time and finances for many carriers, since waiting at the border in this type of freight transport is shorter and has fewer crossings and reinforced border controls, as well as the reduced need to form escorted vehicles in transit. The decision is also significant for the local food industry, which makes it easier to transport particularly perishable products, such as fresh fish.

"The reintroduction of the ferry line will certainly contribute to faster goods flow and normalization, better transport connectivity and economic cooperation between the two countries," said Croatian Chamber of Commerce Vice President for Construction and Transport Mirjana Cagalj.

Due to the traffic position of Dalmatia, ferry lines represent significant hotspots of economic activity not only between Croatia and Italy, but also for international traffic flows to central and southern Italy and carriers from other countries, such as BiH, Serbia, Montenegro, and Hungary.

Although the reopening of the ferry line is primarily motivated by road freight transport, it is great that the line is operational, because when the borders are opened, Croatia and Zadar will be immediately available to tourists from Italy.

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