Maritime transport between Madeira and Porto Santo with a 35% drop

The data from the Regional Directorate of Statistics of Madeira point to the transport of 195.6 thousand passengers between January and September

As far as maritime transport is concerned, the highlight goes to the connections between Madeira and Porto Santo, which fell by 35% in the first nine months of the year, between January and September, compared to the same period in 2019, having transported 195.6 thousand passengers between the two islands.

Looking at the third quarter of the year, passenger traffic decreased 10.6% compared to the same period last year, reaching 137.1 thousand.

In relation to cruise ships that passed through the ports of Madeira, there are, according to the Regional Directorate of Statistics of Madeira, a total of 68 cruise ships, 97 less than the same period in 2019.

It is recalled that due to the pandemic, there was no movement of cruise ships in the port of Funchal between April and September 2020.

As for recreational vessels in the marinas of the Region, there are 749 vessels to be counted from January to September 2020, representing a decrease of 49.7% in comparison with the same period. These vessels accounted for 1,453 crew and passengers, 2,565 fewer than in the same period last year.

The variation in the movement of goods in the ports of the Region in the 3rd quarter of the year was globally negative compared to the same period last year (-12.6%). This decrease contributed to the observed decrease in unloading (-12.1%), as well as in the loading (-16.2%) of goods. The accumulated year-on-year change was also negative (-11.5%) and transversal to unloaded (-11.0%) and loaded (-15.0%) goods.

From Jornal Madeira

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