HAVANA, Sept. 29th. The Spanish shipping company Balearia once again expresses its interest in connecting by ferry to Miami and Havana, after eight years of having first proposed the project.Adolfo Utor, president of the company, has said that he is still working on the project, although he did not give further details.
The executive stated that they remain interested in connecting not only Miami and Havana, but also the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, but in the future, he hopes to add routes between Mexico and the Caribbean islands.
This ferry would be for transporting passengers and cargo, with a capacity for 100 people, and the tickets are expected to be much cheaper than plane tickets.
However, no further details of the current project are known, since in the past they had permission from the United States, but not from the Cuban government, despite the fact that the shipping company had proposed investing 35 million euros in the construction of facilities in the Havana port for the ferry.
At that time, four vessels that would consume solar energy were planned. Balearia has been in the Caribbean since 2011, operating the ferry route between Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas.