Business expansion
Méditerranée; Provence-Alpes-Côte d\'Azur; Bouches-du-Rhône
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Water Transport
50.10 - Sea and coastal passenger water transport

150 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
10 February 2020
Employment effect (start)
1 June 2020
Foreseen end date
31 December 2020


The shipping company Corsica Linea, which operates from Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône), has announced the recruitment of 150 sailors. These new workers are being recruited as part of the launch of its eighth cargo ship, which will be assigned to serve Algeria from summer 2020. It is 203 metres long and has a capacity of 1,930 linear metres. Chartered from the Danish shipowner Stena Roro, the ship will be renamed and equipped this spring. Its capacity is expected to reach 158 cabins and require the employment of 150 sailors.  

Taking into account these recruitments, the company has created more than 200 jobs for seafarers since its birth in 2016, following the takeover of the SNCM company, which went bankrupt after several restructuring rounds in 2013 (205 job cuts), in 2006 (150 job cuts) and in 2005 (190 job cuts).



Eurofound (2020), Corsica Linea - MCM, Business expansion in France, factsheet number 99774, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/99774.