Taipa Ferry Terminal Operation gets off to Smooth Start

Passengers use trolleys in the new Terminal (Photo provided by Marine and Water Bureau)
The first day of the Terminal proves to be a smooth travel experience (Photo provided by Marine and Water Bureau)

Taipa Ferry Terminal was officially opened on 1st June, with eight berths operating and providing basic services such as self-service vending machines, tourism information centre and other services at this first stage of opening. Marine and Water Bureau stated: 'On the first day, the new Terminal was able to facilitate the same number of ferry route and passengers as the Taipa Temporary Ferry Terminal did before, providing a smooth overall operation and a good travel experience.'

Many passengers arrived at the new terminal before 6:00am on 1st June as the Marine and Water Bureau opened the Terminal early, with the leaders of the Bureau and relevant officers also present. In response to the passengers' initial use of the Terminal and unfamiliarity with its layout the Bureau provided officers with guidance at the site to make it easier for passengers to locate the services they needed.

The first ferry departing for Hong Kong carried about 100 passengers and departed at 7:00am. Meanwhile, the first ferry from Hong Kong left the Fragrant Harbour at 7:00am and arrived in Taipa at 8:00pm with 150 passengers.

As the Taipa Ferry Terminal is a new facility, the Marine and Water Bureau announced that passengers should arrive at the pier terminal early in order to avoid delays. Travellers are advised to visit the Marine and Water Bureau website (www.marine.gov.mo) to find out about the new buildings and facility, entry and exit routes, and various ferry information via the Macao Sailings APP.

The last ferry of the Taipa Temporary Ferry Terminal set sail at 1:00am on 1st June.