New ferry terminal opens in Falklands

A new cross-sound ferry terminal has been opened in the Falkland Islands. The £1.5m project took twelve months to complete and was financed by the Falkland Islands Government.The ferry and coastal shipping vessel, Concordia Bay, operated by Workboat Services Ltd (WSL), will now run a regular ferry service from the terminal, linking East and West Falkland between New Haven and Port Howard.

The ro-ro facility will act as the home terminal for Concordia Bay and will facilitate the movement of containerised general cargo, as well as providing passenger and vehicle services between the two main islands and to other outer islands in the Falklands archipelago.

Commenting on the new terminal, Councillor John Birmingham, said: “By increasing the frequency of movements and having the capability to carry heavy trucks between the East and West Islands, the new terminal and ferry service will have a hugely beneficial impact on Islanders’ lives. We expect the new facility to have an immediate and measurable impact on the Islands’ economy, and as such, New Haven represents a significant milestone in our economic development and a major element in the delivery of our Islands Plan”.