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Grandi Navi Veloci (GNV)


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Grandi Navi Veloci (GNV) is an Italian shipping company based in Genoa, Italy that operates ferry services between mainland Italy, Sicily, Sardinia, France, Albania, Morocco and Tunisia. It is a subsidiary of the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC). GNV was created in 1992 by Aldo Grimaldi, initially as a subsidiary of the Grimaldi Group. In 2009, GNV became fully independent from the Grimaldi Group. In 2010 the company was acquired by the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC); in the same year, GNV was merged with Società Navigazione Alta Velocità (SNAV), also a subsidiary of the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC).

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