The Corsica Sardinia Ferries Shipping Company was founded under the name of Corsica Line by the Corsican entrepreneur Pascal P. Lota in 1968.
Since then it has aimed at taking cars and passengers from the French island to Italy and France, and from Sardinia to Italy, and since 2012 it has also done crossings to and from theIsland of Elba.
It touches major Mediterranean ports like Tolone, Nice, Savona, Livorno, Piombino and Civitavecchia, Bastia,as well as Ile Rousse, Calvi, Ajaccio and Bonifacio in Corsica, Portoferraio in Elba, and Santa Teresa and Golfo Aranci in Sardinia.
The fleet totals 13 ferries between traditional ships and recent Cruise Ferries, and every year transports more than three million passengers.
This company also covers goods transportation, and in 2008 it bought over most of the shares from the Strade Blu company, a shipping company whose main interest is transporting goods to and from the north of Italy and Sicily, and has transferred its operating terminal from Genoa Voltri to Savona Porto Vado; as well as continuing the goods transport to and from Sicily; it also does a new route to and from Livorno, Olbia and Cagliari.
Their HSC Corsica Express Three ferry does the Piombino - Portoferraio crossing to and from the Island of Elba from May to September. This fast ferry does 7 crossings both ways every day, and takes about 30 minutes from the mainland to the Island of Elba.
The HSC Corsica Express Three ferry also carries vehicles, and can carry up to 150 vehicles and 535 passengers who will enjoy sitting comfortably in soft, Business Class loungers.
In summer you can also do the crossing to and from Corsica to and from Portoferraio to Bastia! The Portoferraio-Bastia crossing only takes 1 hour and 30 minutes, and is done twice a week.
The expected crossings and timetables are as follows:
From Portoferraio -Wednesdays and Thursdays 6.30 p.m.
From Bastia - Thursdays and Fridays 7 a.m.
Since 1968 Corsica Sardinia Ferries has been at the top of the list as regards number of passengers carried by a private shipping company that also covers Corsica and Sardinia all year round.
All Corsica Sardinia Ferries movements have the ISO 9001:2008 certificate.