Bahamas Express is a company dedicated to maritime transport, that offers fast-ferry service between Port Everglades (Florida) and Bahamas (Bimini and Grand Bahama island). It is owned mostly by the Spanish group Baleària and the local partner, the Capo group. The company is also working on opening a new line with Bimini Island.
Balèaria is a leading Spanish shipping company, chaired by Adolfo Utor, which specializes in the transportation of people and roll on/roll off cargo in the Spanish Mediterranean. Baleària operates routes between mainland Spain and the Balearic Islands, as well as connections between the islands themselves. It is the only shipping company which has daily inter-island connections.
Moreover, Baleària is the second largest operator in terms of passenger numbers in the Strait of Gibraltar (the principal connecting point between Europe and Africa) where it has been operating since 2003.
In total, it operates 21 routes with ferry or fast ferry services, in accordance with the distance and requirements of the passengers.
Baleària considers quality service adapted to the needs of its passengers essential, so it maintains a continuous commitment to modernizing its fleet with new generation ships. In the last two years, the company has added four new-build ships with a value of $ 459 million to its fleet.
During the 2011 fiscal year, Baleària transported nearly 3 million passengers (more than half on high-speed ships) and 3 million lineal metres (U.S.?) of roll on/roll off cargo.
From completely private capital, Baleària directly employs nearly 1,000 people, including ship and ground staff members. Balearia owns 15 ships, which are both ferries and fast ferries.