Shocking revelation: Navieras left empty-handed despite promised funding

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An agreement between the Balearic government and ferry companies to improve maritime transport between Formentera and Ibiza has yet to be enacted, despite funds being allocated for the initiative. The ferry companies have not received any payment, leading to uncertainty regarding the future of the service.

5 Things You Need To Know

  • In November 2022, the Balearic Ministry of Mobility and Transport announced plans to allocate €400,000 for a public service contract to ensure the first and last ferry between Formentera and Ibiza.
  • The funds were included in the budget proposed by the PP party in December 2021, but no payments have been made to the ferry companies, Baleària and Trasmapi, who operate the service.
  • The Balearic government and the Ministry of Maritime and Water Cycle have confirmed that no payments have been made to the ferry companies since the funds were allocated.
  • The first ferry now departs at 6:35 am instead of 6:00 am, while the last ferry’s continuity is dependent on a forthcoming agreement between the ferry companies and the government.
  • The outstanding payments and the terms of the public service contract have yet to be clarified, leaving uncertainty regarding the future of the ferry service between Formentera and Ibiza.

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