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Port news from Marseilles Fos

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Marseilles set for giant ferry     

The Mediterranean’s largest ferry makes her maiden call at Marseilles Fos tomorrow (Friday June 22) on entering service between the French port and Tunisia.

The Compagnie Tunisienne de Navigation (CTN) newbuild Le Tanit is 212 metres long and has room for 3, 200 passengers and more than 1, 000 vehicles.  Because of her exceptional length, the vessel will be operating from the Marseilles eastern harbour’s Cap Janet quay rather than La Joliette – the normal handling area for international ferry services – which has a 200-metre limit.

Le Tanit will call at Marseilles two to three times a week during the summer season.  CTN chairman Jamel Gamra is hosting a special reception during the ship’s call on July 6.          

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