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Oil Increases Impact on Porto Santo Line Fares

As of the 1st of March 2022, and due to the increase in oil prices, the directors of the Porto Santo Line have announced that they will have to reintroduce their fuel surcharge (SBTC), for both passengers and goods travelling between Madeira and Porto Santo.

The information released by Porto Santo Line states:

A fuel surcharge developed by a formula previously approved by the guardianship will be added. This surcharge is variable and updated monthly taking into account the date of purchase of the sea ticket. With regard to tickets, the SBTC to be applied will always refer to the month of sale and not to the month of the trip itself. Thus, for all sales made between the 1st and the 31st of March 2022, referring to travel in any month of the year, a surcharge will apply to the value of the categories.

SBTC’s will affect the following passengers, transport vehicles and containers: –

Adult Passenger – RT – 4.30 euros

Child Passenger – RT- 2.14 euros

20′ containers – OW- 17.98 euros

40′ containers -OW- 30.56 euros

Trucks (Class D) – 30.56 euros

Vans (Class C) – 10.78 euros

Products not on the list are exempt from fuel surcharge.

As you can imagine the reaction to this has not been favourable, with many citing that the company is simply using Russia’s aggression towards the Ukraine as an excuse to increase prices.

Samantha Gannon

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