The Ministry of Public Works announced this week that the Trasmediterranea ferry company will now make stopovers on its connection between Cadiz in the Peninsula and Lanzarote and Fuerteventura until 2020.
Now the Trasmediterranea ferry company has been awarded the maritime line contract that connects Cadiz with the Canary Islands for the next two years. This contract also requires the shipping company to provide a weekly connection on the Cadiz-Las Palmas de Gran Canaria-Santa Cruz de Tenerife-Cadiz shipping line.
However, there will now also be stopovers in La Palma, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura to improve the access for vehicles and passengers. The eastern islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura had not been previously included in the specifications produced by the Ministry of Public Works.
This issue had been challenged by the Governments of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, who claimed that the economy and the life of many small companies in these islands depended on this ferry connection with the peninsula. The two island governments also said “It shows once again that working in the same direction and, in this case, from the eastern axis of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, the results are always achieved and this is another step, and steps must continue to activate our economies.”
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