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The Board of Directors of APRAM decided to institute the 18th of July as the “Day of the Port”, evoking July 18, 1962, when Madeira inaugurated a port with conditions for berthing vessels and the indispensable service of supplying Liquid fuel to navigation.

It was thus fulfilled, an aspiration of centuries.

The Port of Funchal has always been regarded as fundamental to the development not only of the city of Funchal, but of the entire region.

Perhaps because of this, the people of Madeira, especially the people of Funchal, have always maintained a close connection with their port.

On 18 July, Tuesday, the nautical community is invited to participate in the Nautical Parade, with departure scheduled for 17:30, near the eastern end of Pontinha jetty, crossing all the piers of the port, ending in front of Gare Marítima , Followed by a meeting from 18:15 at Gare Marítima.


For this “Port Day” the following program is planned:

14h00 – Gare open with guided tours

4:30 pm – Visit to the Exhibition on the History of Porto

17h00 – Conference by Luís Miguel Correia

17h30 – Nautical Parade. Includes APRAM tugs with water jets.

18:15 pm – APRAM meeting with officials and port and maritime community

18h30 – Delivery of allusive signs to workers with more than 35 years of service.