Several ferry routes still to be launched

Just five of the 14 new ferry routes issued by the government in January between Macau and regional ports are currently operational, the Macau Post Daily reported. A spokesperson for the Maritime Administration told the newspaper that the five operators who got new licenses – TurboJet, Yuet Tung, Chu Kong, Macao Dragon and Cotai Jet – have until July 13 to launch operations. Otherwise, they face the risk of losing the permits to use the routes. Of the five operators, Macau Dragon still doesn’t offer any services to Macau.