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Adria Ferries was established in 2004 by a pool of Marche district businessmen, leaded by the local Adriatica di Navigazione shipping agency. The aim of the company, unusually based in Dublin, Ireland, was to resume the AnconaDurres link, which was performed four times a week by the Italian State-owned Adriatica di Navigazione, which according to them was abandoned due to the low profitability of the service. This statement was soon contradicted by this newly-established company, which bought from Adriatica the “Egitto Express”, renamed “Riviera del Conero” and engaged on the previous Adriatica timetables, and also the charter of another ferry for the Ancona – Durres line, the “Sansovino”, from Adriatica di Navigazione. Adria Ferries continued successfully its operations till Summer 2005, when some mechanical problems stopped the “Riviera del Conero”; these problems seemed to be serious, so the company chartered for the Summer the “Venezia”, another former Adriatica ferry sold for a song and then redeployed with success on former Adriatica routes, then the company bought a new ferry, the “Daedalus” fom the Greek Minoan Lines, a superb classic ferry which was soon deployed on Ancona – Durres line as the “Riviera Adriatica”. Even if it was thought that repairing the “Riviera del Conero” wasn’t convenient the ferry was back in service for the 2006 summer, allowing the charter of “Riviera Adriatica” to Algerie Ferries. After a regular alternance between the two ferries on the only service carried by the company, from December 2008 Adria Ferries started also a BariDurres service, initially announced for all the season but quitted because of the charter of “Riviera Adriatica” to Algerie Ferries. Since 2010, aiming to offer a daily sailing on Bari – Durres line to its customers, Adria Ferries signed code-share agreements with Tirrenia and, after their retirement from Albania line, with Adriatica Traghetti. In June 2011 Adria Ferries bought from Tirrenia the “Domiziana”, which was operated under her original name for Summer season, being later renamed as “AF Francesca”. During 2012, all the other vessels were renamed according to the new naming policy of the company, the “Riviera Adriatica” being renamed “AF Claudia Prima” and the “Riviera del Conero renamed “AF Michela”. Finally, in 2013, the company bought another ferry from the former Italian State-owned company, the “AF Marina”, former known as “Toscana”, planning to open a new ferry service from Trieste to Durres, two ports which lost their connection after the end of Halkydon Shipping services in 2011; the line, anyway, is exercised only sometimes, being the “AF Marina” often routed to Ancona.

 

 

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Adria Ferries – Particular of ship name on “AF Francesca”, 07/07/12

 

Adria Ferries – Particular of ship name on “AF Marina”, 24/06/13

 

Adria Ferries – Particular of ship name on “AF Marina”, 24/06/13

 

Adria Ferries – Particular of ship name on “AF Michela”, 16/08/13

 

Adria Ferries – Particular of ship name on “Riviera Adriatica”, 01/12/05

 

Adria Ferries – Particular of ship name on “Riviera Adriatica”, 01/12/05

 

Adria Ferries – Particular of ship name on “Riviera del Conero”, 23/06/07

 

Adria Ferries – Particular of ship name on “Riviera del Conero”, 23/06/07

 

Adria Ferries – Company marks on “AF Francesca”, 07/07/2012

 

Adria Ferries – Company marks on “AF Marina”, 24/06/2013

 

Adria Ferries – Company marks on “Riviera Adriatica”, 01/12/2005

 

Adria Ferries – Company marks on “Riviera Adriatica”, 13/01/2007

 

Adria Ferries – Funnel of “AF Marina”, 24/06/2013

 

Adria Ferries – Funnel of “Riviera Adriatica”, 01/12/2005

 

Adria Ferries – Funnel of “Riviera del Conero”, 02/11/2006

 

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