Moroccan government studies boat connection with Portimão this summer

By TPN/Lusa, in News, Tourism, World · 15-06-2021 18:09:00 · 5 Comments

The Government of Morocco is studying the expansion of maritime lines this summer, which includes the connection between Portimão and Tanger.

This new line between the port of Portimão, in the district of Faro, and the Moroccan port of Tangier, could join the already approved connections with the ports of Marseille, in France, and Genoa, in Italy.

Also existing is the line between Sète, in France, and Nador, in the northeast of Morocco, but at the moment, the inclusion of lines from Spanish ports is not contemplated, reports the EFE agency.

On 6 June, the Moroccan government cancelled 'Operation Paso del Estrecho' (OPE) by excluding the Spanish ports of Algeciras, Tarifa, Motril, Malaga, Almeria and Ceita from sea routes this summer.

This decision caused discomfort, especially in Cádiz, in southern Spain, where the largest number of travellers every year is concentrated.

In order to reduce as much as possible the costs of these boat trips, the Government has imposed 'reference prices' on companies of 995 Euros for a family of four, round trip, for long-distance routes, and 450 Euros for the medium distance travel.

The goal is to transport 48 thousand people and 15 thousand vehicles per week by boat, and a total of 650,000 people and 180 thousand vehicles, a fifth of the numbers registered in a normal year.

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Carlos you seem t0 have a brain the size of a peanut What a racist comment.

By Moroccan from UK on 19-06-2021 09:48

Não entendo este tipo de comentários. Os marroquinos são seres humanos e o Reino de Marrocos que se saiba foi Fez e que se saiba contribuiu também para os genes daqueles que aqui escrevem.

By Miguel Silva from Lisbon on 17-06-2021 07:05

Great news, please could confirm when the service. Will resume ( Portimao > Tangier > Portimao. Thanks

By Mauro from UK on 16-06-2021 07:45

I hope this route isn't approved. Otherwise, unfortunately we can only expect a huge increase in drugs and illegal migration.

By Carlos from Lisbon on 16-06-2021 03:14

A pior coisa que podia acontecer a este país era a ligação marítima entre o Algarve e Marrocos. Só iria aumentar o tráfico de drogas e de migrantes.

By Carlos from Lisbon on 16-06-2021 03:04
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