According to Madeira Ports Administration (APRAM) President Paula Cabaço, the figures for this period “confirm that the Port of Funchal is at the forefront of Portuguese ports”.

In the same note, APRAM notes that in the months under review there was a 10 percent increase in passenger movement and 3 percent increase in the number of stopovers, compared to the same period of the previous year.

The note highlights that “November was the best in the last five years, with 53 stopovers (+ 13 percent) and 92,290 passengers (+ 18 percent) compared to the same period of 2018”.

The growth in November translated into six more stopovers and 14,441 passengers.

New Year’s Eve is traditionally one of the busiest in the port and alre-ady 11 vessels are planned to watch the firework display to mark the new year.