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Since 2017 the majority of the company belongs to Naviera Armas.
The Trasmediterránea ("cross-mediterranean") company was constituted on November 26, 1916, with the fusion of the companies of shipowners José Juan Dómine, Vicente Ferrer, Joaquín Tintoré and Enrique García, though it didn't start operating until January 1 of following year. It was hearquartered in Barcelona and had a fleet of 45 ships.
In 1978, it became a state-owned company, until it was privatized by the PP government in 2002. The SEPI sold the company to a consortium that consisted of Acciona Logística (60%), Caja de Ahorros del Mediterráneo, Compañía de Remolcadores Ibaizábal, Agrupación Hotelera Dóliga, Suministros Ibiza and Naviera Armas. Later, the company changed its name to Acciona-Trasmediterranea. Currently it operates a fleet of 25 ships and is headquartered in Madrid.
From 1921 to 1998, when the sector was liberalized, it had the monopoly on the lines that linked the mainland Spain with the islands and northern Africa. Today, even as it has lost its monopoly and has competition, Trasmediterránea it is still leader in its sector.
At the end of October 2017 Acciona group agreed to sell its 92.7% stake in Trasmediterránea to Naviera Armas, another Spanish shipping company, operating ferries mainly in the Canary Islands. The deal, pending approval by Spanish authorities, is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2018.
Trasmediterránea has its own maritime stations in Barcelona, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Valencia. The company's activity is structured in four zones:
- Canarias-Cadiz: regular lines, in both directions, from:
- Cádiz to Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Las Palmas, Santa Cruz de la Palma and Arrecife.
- Arrecife to Cádiz, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Puerto del Rosario.
- Santa Cruz de la Palma to Arrecife, Cádiz, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
- Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Arrecife, Cádiz, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Morro Jable and Santa Cruz de la Palma.
- Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Arrecife, Morro Jable, Puerto del Rosario, Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Santa Cruz de la Palma.
- Mainland-Baleares: regular lines, in both directions, from:
- South-Strait: regular lines, in both directions, from:
- United Kingdom: Previously operated regular lines, in both directions from:
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|Volcan De Tijarafe||2008||2018||Chartered from Naviera Armas|
|Volcan De Tinamar||2011||2018||Chartered from Naviera Armas|
|Volcan De Tirajana||2006||2006||Chartered to Naviera Armas|
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- Naviera Armas Buys Trasmediterranea from Acciona. MarineLink, 26 October 2017. Retrieved 2018-02-02.
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