27 Jul, 2015 @ 15:02
1 min read

Increase in passengers passing through Malaga port

malaga port
The Malaga port

MALAGA port has reported a sharp increase in the number of people travelling through on ferries in the past month.

The Malaga port
The Malaga port

Between June 15 and July 16, 13,394 people and 2,096 vehicles passed through, respectively a 41.2% and a 79.5% increase from last year.

Between 2013 and 2014, the numbers fell dramatically by around 40%, making this year’s figures signal a resurgence.

Officials believe that this flood of travellers is due to more frequent ferry schedules, as well as increased capacity on some boats.

Even higher arrival rates were predicted for the end of Ramadan.

The numbers were recorded through the Paso del Estrecho operation, which began its first phase this month in Malaga.

The Paso del Estrecho is an ongoing operation that monitors and coordinates the exit and return of immigrants traveling to and from their home countries in North Africa during the holiday period.

The operation focuses on maximizing the use and organisation of the ports.

Nina Chausow

DO YOU HAVE NEWS FOR US at Spain’s most popular English newspaper - the Olive Press? Contact us now via email: newsdesk@theolivepress.es or call 951 273 575. To contact the newsdesk out of regular office hours please call +34 665 798 618.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

klzfD frontier egate
Previous Story

Border queues up to an hour for those walking across Spain-Gibraltar border

Karim Rudge
Next Story

Update: Convicted sex offender pleads guilty to child abduction in Gibraltar

Latest from Business & Finance

Go toTop

More From The Olive Press