Q24N – Despite the fact that it was announced in July that the business would be restructured to make it viable, the Ferry Xpress, the tourist and cargo ship linking the ports of Colon (Panama) and Cartagena Colombia) will not be providing the service in 2016.
The Panamanian company announced that it will not be offering tour packages in Colombian or Panamanian markets.
The Ferry Xpress ceased operations in April 2015, at the end of the cruise season. In July 2015, representatives from the company, Aventuras 2000, projected modifying the schema to make it profitable, but lack of adequate port infrastructure in both countries, among other factors, has prevented the idea of connecting two significant tourist cities from prospering.
The vessel had a capacity of 1,000 passengers, 300 crew and able to carry 500 cars. Operations in October 2014 and promised to carry 100,000 passengers annually.
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