Ferry goes for annual maintenance

Porto Santo ferry takes 5 week break

Porto Santo ferry

JM reports that the Porto Santo Line announced yesterday that the Lobo Marinho ferry will undertake its usual annual maintenance plan, starting on January 6, in the port of Caniçal, Madeira.

The maintenance work should last around five weeks, explained the company’s press release, specifying that the last scheduled trips by the ferry will take place on January 5, Funchal – Porto Santo, at 8:00 am and Porto Santo – Funchal, at 18:00.

“During this maintenance period and, as in recent years, trips to Porto Santo will be safeguarded, by plane, via Binter, with 50 seats available per day. Sales of these tickets will be made available only to Porto Santo residents, in the Funchal store – Avenida do Mar and Madeira Communities nº 20 and in the Porto Santo store – Rua D. Estevão de Alencastre, store 6-7, starting tomorrow, January 4th, 2022”, reads the statement.

“During the ferry maintenance period, in order to ensure the transport service for goods, Porto Santo Line will charter a containerized cargo ship, which will carry out one weekly trip for the transport of between Madeira and Porto Santo, thus ensuring the supply to the island”, added the company.

“With regard to perishable and fresh goods, Porto Santo Line, and without prejudice to what has been said about containerized cargo, will ensure a second weekly connection, on Friday, applying the same price as maritime transport, in order to supplying Porto Santo with this type of products”, refers in the same note, which also mentions the free availability, in Porto Santo, of “refrigerated containers for the storage of these products”.

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