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Ultramar says possible rise in rates, Cancun lagoon project still in works

Cancún, Q.R. — Ultramar president says that ferry service rates could increase this year due to the rising cost of fuel.

As the price of fuel continues to rise, it has been the responsibility of Ultramar to absorb the costs without any type of subsidy, explained Germán Orozco Sarro, president of Grupo Aquaworld-Ultramar. For this reason, he says the company cannot rule out a possible rise in ferry service prices.

“The situation is getting harder and harder,” he said adding that rates run the risk of rising due to these increases, noting that everything is at risk of increasing.

“Quintana Roo has endured its prices for many years,” he says. “It’s incredible that we are an oil country and it costs Mexicans more for fuel.”

Ultramar, he said, brought six ships to Mexico this year, and that by 2019, will bring being six more to the Pacific and the Gulf of Mexico.

He said of the six new for next year, one will be destined for the Nichupté lagoon. In March, Ultramar announced their intention to begin offering a ferry service across the Nichupté lagoon in the Cancun Hotel Zone.

The Multimodal Terminal of Maritime Transport was to consist of a shuttle service that would sail from a port at Tajamar Malecon. He says that project has been stalled due to the legal situation of Tajamar.