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Société Nationale Maritime Corse-Méditerranée (Shipping company, France)

Last modified: 2010-09-25 by ivan sache
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History of the SNCM

The Société Nationale Maritime Corse-Méditerranée (SNCM) was founded in 1976 to replace the Compagnie Générale Transméditerranéenne. The main duty of the SNCM was a mission of public service to provide the "territorial continuity" between Corsica and mainland. The SNCM signed with the French state a 25-year convention.
On 1 January 2002, the SNCM and the Compagnie Méridionale de Navigation signed a 5-year convention of "delegation of public service" with the Territorial Collectivity of Corsica (local administration) and the Transport Office of Corsica, approved by the Territorial Assembly of Corsica (local parliament).

The SNCM operates seven passenger ferries under the corporate name Ferryterranée, four cargo passenger ferries, two high speed ships (NGV) and one super high speed ship. The current flagship of the SNCM is MS Napoléon-Bonaparte.


Ivan Sache, 1 March 2004

Former house flag of the SNCM

[Flag of SNCM]

former flag of the SNCM - Image by Ivan Sache, 1 March 2004

P. Bois [boi03] shows the former house flag of the SNCM ass horizontally divided blue-white-blue with the red letters "SNCM" in the white stripe. The logotype of the "SNCM" was derived from the then logo of the "SNCF" (Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer), the national railway company), which partially owned the SNCM.

Ivan Sache, 1 March 2004