Port of Motril sees big leap in ferry passenger numbers

MORE than 100,000 people have travelled through Motril Port during the Operacion Paso del Estrecho, a major transport operation which begun back in June 15.

The operation refers to traditional summer journeys made predominantly by African people who live and work in Europe, heading to their home countries for holidays over the summer months.

The number of passengers represents a 22.5 per cent increase if compared with the numbers counted last year (81,858 passengers).

The port has seen 95,829 departures, and 4,459 arrivals so far on the return operation which was started on July 15. 

Currently, Motril Port has three maritime lines which connect the province with the north of Africa. The most popular is the Motril-Melilla, which registered 54,224 passengers, followed by Nador (29,321) and Alhucemas (12,284).

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