Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal

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Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal
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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 meaning Outer Harbour Passenger Pier
Alternative Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 港澳碼頭
Simplified Chinese 港澳码头
Literal meaning Hong Kong-Macau Pier
Portuguese name
Portuguese Terminal 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 Ferry Terminal or Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Pier in Chinese (traditional Chinese: 港澳碼頭; simplified Chinese: 港澳码头), is located at Porto Exterior, Macau Peninsula, Macau. It is near the reservoir on Avenida da Amizade.

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 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]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]

Coordinates: 22°11′49.47″N 113°33′32.08″E / 22.1970750°N 113.5589111°E / 22.1970750; 113.5589111