Playa del Carmen, Q.R. – The new boat terminal in Playa del Carmen is set for completion in about six more weeks.
Luis Alejandre Morfin, director of the terminal says, “We are still working on the details and we have to install the new part of the railings.” He added that “In addition to streamlining the dock, we are installing a program that controls the arrival of the boats to the terminals and generates a report once a month. The inclusion of this new technology involved an organized meeting with shipping companies and the Port Authority.”
Other features of the new ferry terminal will include 16 shops, an attractive gazebo area and lighthouse. The structure of the pier will also be significantly larger with 70-meter piers to improve general operations of the ferries.
The director noted that since June 2014, there has been a 40 percent increase in ferry passengers between Playa del Carmen and Cozumel. He says they are expecting numbers to continue to increase, especially over the next few months when high season begins.
He explained that officials are unable to provide a specific projection because until now, they did not have a terminal outfitted with this new technology. The new mapping system will help them keep better track of the number of passengers and in time, allow them to make accurate projections.
The targeted completion date is late October.