Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal

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Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal
MacauOuterHarbourFerryTerminal1.jpg
The appearance of the pier building
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese外港客運碼頭
Simplified Chinese外港客运码头
Literal meaningOuter Harbour Passenger Pier
Alternative Chinese name
Traditional Chinese港澳碼頭
Simplified Chinese港澳码头
Literal meaningHong Kong-Macau Pier
Portuguese name
PortugueseTerminal Marítimo de Passageiros do Porto Exterior

The Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal (Portuguese: Terminal Marítimo de Passageiros do Porto Exterior; traditional Chinese: 外港客運碼頭; simplified Chinese: 外港客运码头), also known as the Macau Maritime Ferry Terminal, Macau Ferry Terminal or Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Pier in Chinese (traditional Chinese: 港澳碼頭; simplified Chinese: 港澳码头), is a ferry terminal located at Porto Exterior, , Macau, China.

History[edit]

The pier was formerly located near present-day Oceanus Casino, ex-New Yaohan Store on Avenida da Amizade. In 1993, the terminal was relocated to its present location. A new terminal was completed in 2007 for the convenience of travellers of Macau International Airport near Taipa.

Facilities[edit]

It provides ferry services to Hong Kong. The terminal provides 12 berths for hydrofoils and 2 for ferries. The pier features a heliport, providing an alternative to TurboJET. The terminal building is a two-storey structure with arrivals on the lower level and departures on the upper level. On the outside is a helipad and 6 boat docks (facing the east side). The Macau tourism office is located in the lower level. The duty-free shop is located on the upper level.

The helipad was added in 1995 with 2 pads and expanded to 5 in 2001.[1] The passenger lounge was upgraded in 2004. There are proposals for 3 more pads to the north of the current site.[citation needed]

Operators[edit]

Operators from the terminal include:

Ground Transportation[edit]

Outside the terminal are bus and taxi platforms at Terminal Maritimo and Jai Alai for connections all over Macau.

Taxis are also another means of transport from the ferry terminal to other parts of Macau.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]

External links[edit]

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