$59 million increase in boat operator contract will cover additional trips through 2027

 million increase in boat operator contract will cover additional trips through 2027

The amendments that will add nearly $59 million to the contract HMS Ferries Through the maritime transport service they respond to the increase in the number of trips to the municipal islands of Vieques and Snake which will be scheduled until 2027, while the transfer to the operator of at least four new boats and the construction of the terminals in Ceiba and the Mosquito dock on Nena Island are completed, the executive director of the company specified this Wednesday. Integrated Transport Authority (TO YOU), Joshua Menendez August.

The period for which the itinerary of eight daily trips to each island municipality would be maintained – instead of the five that existed until last year – coincides with the extension of “phase 1” of the contract between the government and HMS Ferries, which originally expired in February of this year, but was initially amended until June 30 and, now, for three additional years.

In an interview with The new dayMenendez Agosto assured that the contractual modifications are not related to the financial restructuring of the parent company of HMS Ferries, Hornblowerthat Last February, it filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Law. and which was recently completed. The ATI chief maintained, however, that with the reorganization, The operator is “more robust, stronger financially speaking”.

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