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  • JFM Shipping - Madeira

    Madeira Island Port Agents

    Established 1888
  • JFM Shipping - Madeira

    Madeira Island Port Agents

    Established 1888
  • JFM Shipping - Madeira

    Madeira Island Port Agents

    Established 1888

Ports of Operation


Geographical position
Latitude-    32º 38’4’’ N
Longitude-16º 54’7’’ W
Summer time - GMT+1
Winter time – GMT

Port structure
The Port of Funchal is divided into two areas, North and South, the latter being more usually used for passenger ships, namely quays 2 and 3 where draft reaches -11 metres.

Air : 25ºC Summer /  19ºC Winter
Sea: 22ºC Summer /  18ºC Winter

Rainstorm:    5% Summer / 75% Winter

The port offers the following berthing positions:
Quay nr. 1 -  100 metres of quay -  up to 7 metres of draft.
Quay nr. 2 - 425 metres of quay – up to 11 metres of draft.
Quay nr. 3 - 347 metres of quay -  up to 11 metres of draft

The width of quay  nr. 3 is 40 metres with an area of  32,000 square metres

Approximate height of quay from high water = 3 mts
Approximate height of quay from low water = 5 mts

Quay nr. 4 - 100 metres of berthing dock (- 4,00) metres de draft. Designated for fishing boats

Quay nr. 5  - 95 metres of berthing dock (- 6,00) metres of draft
Quay nr. 6  -  260 metres of dock (- 8,00) mts of draft. Designated for cruise ships

Tugs Three, with 3.300 hp each
APRAM has 2 tugboats at its disposal

Tug / Launch One, with 1.000 hp

Fresh water

Fresh water is supplied directly through a piping system installed on the pier. Each inlet of water has the capacity to supply an hourly flow of approximately 30 tons.


Repsol is authorised to supply marine fuel oil (all grades available) , diesel and oil to ships berthed alongside.

The price of fuel varies according to costs obtaining in the international market and more information on this can be obtained directly from Repsol.
Vessels receive prompt despatch.

Why Funchal port as destination?


Fireworks (December)
Carnival (February)
Flower Festival (May)
Atlantic Festival (June)
Rally (August)
Wine Festival (September)
Colombus Festival (September)

Levadas, Golf, Therapeutic Center, Big Game Fishing, Diving, Water Ski, Surf, Windsurf, Bird Watch, Sailing Trips, 4x4, Balloon, Tobagan Ride, Cable Car

Porto Santo

Although it's only 40 kilometres to the north east of Madeira, the Island of Porto Santo provides a complete contrast. Most striking is it's long beach of fine sand which stretches for nine kilometres along the south shore. This island is much flatter than Madeira and was discovered in 1418.

Approximately five kilometres wide by 15 kilometres long, Porto Santo is famous for it's beach and water which is said to have therapeutic value, being affected by mineral deposits.

Port structure:

Geographic position:

Latitude -    33º3'N
Longitude -16º20'W
Maximum draft: - 7,00 mts (Hydrographic zero)
Summer time - GMT+1
Winter time -    GMT

Landing area:

Sheltered quays are 200 metres long with a maximum draught of 4 metres.
This dock is for the disembarcation of crew and passengers of ships anchored in the bay.


Main quay side for trade and passengers facing towards the sea E - 10º - S.

The draft and length of the piers are as follows :-

95 metres of mole   =   6,00 mts draft

195 metres of mole  =  7,00 mts draft       

All passenger vessels calling at Porto Santo, arriving from or proceeding to Funchal on the same cruise will benefit with an exceptional exemption of the Tonnage Tax at Porto Santo port.
We can arrange for both shipping and shore excursions.


The Port of Caniçal underwent a major enlargement programme in 2005. Caniçal is situated on the east coast of Madeira, coordinates 32 44.10 N latitude and 016 43.52 W longitude, about 30km from Funchal.

It is the only port in Madeira which can receive containerised cargo, general cargo, solid and liquid bulk cargo.  It has two main berthing docks, North and South.

The North pier is 400 metres in length, allowing up to three container ships to berth simultaneously, each having a maximum 120 mts length overall and a maximum 7,00 mts draft.

The South pier is 271 metres in length, being designated for general cargo and roll on/roll off vessels. Two vessels up to 130 metres length overall and with a maximum 11 metres draft can berth at this pier.

This infrastructure has facilities such as garbage collection, fresh water supply and bunkers.

It is important to mention that this port has a smaller 80 metre long pier for fishing boats, as well a small dry-dock with a ‘travelift’ with a maximum lifting capacity of 300 tons.

  • JFM Shipping - Madeira

    Madeira Island Port Agents

    Established 1888

Madeira island

Madeira’s excellent climate is perfect for all sorts of activities. Both Madeira and Porto Santo are Ideal for golf all year round, and their exceptionally beautiful scenery was the reason why both islands constructed golf courses, two in Madeira and one in Porto Santo.

It has the perfect combination of natural elements and year-round fine weather that produce the ideal setting to practise all sports throughout the year. Its mild climate and specific geographical formation encourage both local people and those who visit Madeira to enjoy many outdoor activities. One of the best ways to explore the interior of the island and enjoy the splendour of its landscape is to follow the levadas or footpaths which follow small irrigation canals throughout the hills and forests.

Seaweed extracts from the unpolluted sea water, the 100% pure air and its mild climate, apart from the fact two thirds of its territory is classified as protected forest known as “Laurissilva” which is recognized by the UN as a World Heritage Site, make this enchanted garden the ideal place for a relaxing, revitalizing holiday.

Its capital, Funchal, is situated on the island’s largest bay, and is characterised by its old town where you can visit the lolaurissilva, cal market and buy handicrafts. The embroidery stores and old wine cellars are not to be missed. If you’d like to see the city from a different perspective there are two cable cars, a huge helium balloon and wicker sledges which islanders push downhill from the village of Monte.

Other attractions worth visiting are the Cathedral, the Botanical Garden and many museums.

Island surface - 797 Km2

From African coast - 310 miles

From European continent - 620 miles

Population - 253,000

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  • JFM Shipping - Madeira

    Madeira Island Port Agents

    Established 1888

Porto Santo

Porto Santo is the smaller of the inhabited islands of the Madeira Archipelago. It lies in the Atlantic Ocean, at the South-western tip of Europe, about 500 km from the coast of Africa and 1000 km from Continental Europe. It takes around 1hr 30 min to fly from Lisbon to Porto Santo Island.

First discovered back in 1418, by Portuguese sailors, this archipelago is formed by the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo as well as the uninhabited Selvagens and Desertas Islands. The friendliness and hospitality of its locals, the mild climate all year around, the spectacular unspoilt landscapes and the richness and variety of the natural, historical and cultural resources are just some of the reasons why you should discover this paradise yourself.

A golden isle, washed by turquoise sea and where peace and quiet reign supreme, is all you need for a truly relaxing holiday.

Inviting sea temperatures, 9km of golden sandy beaches, a stable climate and stunning sunsets make Porto Santo your first port of call for peace and tranquillity.

The Thalassotherapy health clinic uses a unique combination of treatments to relieve stress, and maximises the therapeutic qualities of the golden sand and the pure Atlantic waters to their best effect.

Go for walks in Porto Santo to refresh your spirit, or play on the new golf course where you will discover unique challenges while playing amidst breathtaking scenery.

Island surface - 42,17 Km2

Distance from Madeira Island - 39 nautical miles

Transport time from Madeira island - 15 min by plane; 2.5 hours by ferry.

Population - 4,500 residents