New ferry service linking Vancouver, Victoria in the works

VANCOUVER - A new ferry service linking Vancouver and Victoria is being planned now that FRS, a global ferry and shipping group, has acquired a majority interest in Seattle-based Clipper.

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Clipper, which operates Clipper Vacations, currently runs a high-speed Victoria Clipper ferry service from Seattle to Victoria, and from Seattle to San Juan Island.

With the acquisition, Clipper says it will add a new hub in Vancouver to connect with Victoria.

FRS says the acquisition will also allow it to launch a new ferry service from Florida to Cuba, pending government approval.

Both companies say further details about new hubs in Vancouver, Florida and Cuba will be revealed in the coming weeks and months ahead.

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.



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