Ferry Pier

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Ferry Pier is a hyperlocal site about the area with the same name in Tuen Mun, Hong Kong.

Tuen Mun's Macau ferry services have been suspended indefinitely

Ferry service by Hong Kong North West Express (HKNWE) to Macau (Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal, also known as Macau Maritime Ferry Terminal) from Tuen Mun Ferry Terminal (148 Wu Chui Road) was suspended late Summer 2012 after beginning April 15, 2011. Evening sailings using TurboJET's vessels began December 2011 and ended June 2012.

Background on Hong Kong North West Express's Macau services

Ferry service by Hong Kong North West Express to Macau (Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal) from Tuen Mun Ferry Terminal (148 Wu Chui Road) launched in 2011.^ The company has received approval in principle and a ten year operation licence from the Macau authorities^^^, taken delivery of two Damen Fast Ferry 3810 vessels (Delta 1, Delta 2; marked HKNWS; each capable of carrying 300 passengers, but configured for 278)^^, and signed a new tenancy agreement with the Hong Kong Government that, unlike previous agreements, includes the expectation of having at least 14 weekly services begin by mid-April 2011.^^^

In December 2011, HKNWE added two evening departures to Macau and one evening departure to Tuen Mun, utilizing TurboJET's FlyingCat and TriCat vessels.^^ In March 2012, HKNWE revised evening departure times and eliminated one evening departure to Macau. In June 2012, HKNWE suspended evening sailings, reduced the advance ticketing window to 7 days from 14 days, and adjusted fares upward. Late summer 2012, sailings were suspended indefinitely.

Hong Kong North West Express has, since 2003, been seeking to operate ferry services to Macau from the Tuen Mun Ferry Pier area, but has not previously received permission from the Macau authorities.^

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