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November 17, 2014

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BluNavy protests for the prohibition to restore own winter marine service Lead-Portoferraio

the Harbour Authority of Piombino has rejected the demand for the
the Harbour Authority of Piombino has rejected the demand for BluNavy of being able to resume own winter marine connection with the island of Elba, between Piombino and Portoferraio. Regret for the response has announced the navigation company expressing negative from the agency. BluNavy, that it is stopped for 49% from group BCT in its turn participated with 50% from holding the genoese Finsea di Luigi Negri, for 11% from the same Finsea, for 20% from the ElbaSol, 10% from the Association Innkeepers Island of Elba and for 10% from other investor, has announced to have 20th October informed the harbour agency of own every day three will to introduce race in the winter period, increasing to nine the race every day summery regarding the five current ones.

Specifying not to have comprised the real motivations that they have adduced to the refusal of its demand, BluNavy has specified will continue in its attempt "to pursue the scope lacked this year to guarantee of a free market economy and plural for the entire course of the year, face to the real service of the elbani citizens".

Remembering that the company does not benefit of some public contribution to cover of own operating
costs, BluNavy has explained that, after to have due to suspend the winter service in 2012 not being been sustainable the relative operating costs against sun five departures in the summery period, the company have informed of wanting to resume it on condition that they were increased contextually also the race summery, for so being able to develop an economically sustainable plan.

the company has emphasized that "until from its debut in 2010, BluNavy has carried out a crucial role in the connections with the island of Elba, representing for long periods of the year the single alternative to the monopoly to all purposes and effects, that the Moby and the Toremar of the shipowner Vincenzo Onorato see the others two present companies in the hands of an only shipowner (, ndr). Blunavy, moreover - it has evidenced the company - has widened the tariff offer existing aligning itself to the requirements of the territory. The company has introduced, for example, of the tariff facilities not only to the residents but also to native and the owners of second house, affording in such a way to which they have own family on the island to travel with a reduced rate".

BluNavy has remembered that this year, also with a single ship on hand, own marine service Lead-Portoferraio has transported beyond 420.000 passengers in a market of reference almost three million passengers and that in these years the company has always carried out its service with punctuality and efficiency.

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