ZAGREB, January 20, 2022 – The national passenger transport company Jadrolinija celebrates its 75th anniversary on Thursday.
When it was founded on January 20, 1947, it had 41 ships and over the next 75 years it operated 184.
Jadrolinija has been a leader in passenger transport in the Adriatic for more than 50 years, according to a press release, and this year it plans to invest in fleet development, business digitization and service development as well as signing strategic partnerships.
Jadrolinija currently has 54 ships – ten catamarans, four-passenger ships, three international sailing and 37 local sailing ferries.
These ships operate on 37 local lines and two international lines connecting the Croatian and Italian coasts, with most lines operating year-round. The busiest lines in the summer season operate 24 hours a day with nearly 600 departures per day.
Even over the past two pandemic years, Jadrolinija has demonstrated its ability to adapt and respond quickly, continuing to connect the mainland to the islands, the press release said.
Last year saw the start of the recovery, with 85% of turnover recorded in the record year 2019 and a 40% increase compared to 2020.
The safety of crew and passengers remains a priority, as confirmed by the national “Stay safe in Croatia” designation obtained last year, the company said, adding that it is designing new vessels that will include green technology. in cooperation with the Kvarner Lürssen Design Center.
Chairman of the board David Sopta said on the occasion of the 75th anniversary that Jadrolinija “aims for excellence in all areas – renewing the fleet with more modern vessels, investing in green technologies, increasing business efficiency through digitalization and increasing passenger satisfaction by developing service quality.”
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