State-run ferries usage steadily increasing


ferries[] – Vehicles using the state-run ferry services increased by 44% in 2013 and passenger movement saw a 17% jump when compared to 2012.

This is according to Transport and Harbours Department (T&HD) General Manager Marclene Merchant who said this be credited to the reliability of the ferries.

The GM disclosed that in 2012 passengers, vehicles and cargo totaled 282,784; 40,611 and 113,257 respectively.

However, those figures climbed in 2013 – passengers’ movements were 331,352; vehicles 58,502 and cargo 125,600. These numbers represented 17, 44 and 10 percent increase respectively.

On the financial front, the revenue generated from passengers totaled $89,540,080; vehicles $227,122,020 and cargo $283,304,112 in 2013. 



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