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Malaga-Melilla Ferry Traffic Resumes

Malaga-Melilla ferry traffic resumes

In the middle of the summer, the Malaga-Melilla connection increased by 42.7% between June and July compared to the same period of the previous year, with a movement of 43,970 passengers – August 16, 2021 In this way, the Port of Malaga is gradually recovering passenger activity on this regular line, despite the mobility restriction and the cancellation of Operation Paso del Estrecho. The beginning of fiscal year
2021 still reflected the significant loss of traffic between Malaga and Melilla, which amounted to about 80% of passengers in January. However, a recovery of the same is observed since the accumulated of the year (from January to July) reveals only an 11% loss, so it is expected that in the coming months the figures will increase if the evolution of the pandemic is positive. Something similar occurs with the movement of passenger vehicles on the Malaga-Melilla connection. During the months of June and July, the Port of Malaga moved a total of 9,293 vehicles. In this sense, a decrease of 18.5% is observed in relation to the same period of the previous year, but it continues its upward trend since last January, since at the beginning of the year the loss was 60%. For its part, the terminal managed by Eurogate Group Terminals continues to promote traffic and optimize service quality, in addition to the current implementation of health measures against COVID 19. The promotion of the connection with North Africa has been one of the main strategic axes in recent years , with the aim of positioning the Port of Malaga as a prominent access point in southern Europe to unite the two shores. Source: Autoridad Portuaria de Málaga (APM – Port Authority of Málaga)

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