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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

Temperatures (averages)
Air : 25ºC Summer / 19ºC Winter
Sea: 22ºC Summer / 18ºC Winter
Rainstorm: 5% Summer / 75% Winter

Port structure
The Port of Funchal is divided into two Terminals, North and South.

North Terminal
Pier nº 6 - 260 meters of pier / - 8.00 meters of draft / Pier Height 4.10 meters (Chart Datum)

South Terminal
Pier nº 2 - 425 meters of pier / - 9.00 meters of draft / Pier Height 5.10 meters (Chart Datum)
Pier nº3 - 347 meters of pier / - 10.00 meters of draft / Pier Height 5.10 meters (Chart Datum)

Tugs availability
Three tugs with 1875 hp / 1671 hp / 730 hp respectively

Fresh water
Drinking water is supplied through pipes on the pier. Each connection (up to two hoses per ship) has the capacity to supply up to a maximum of 40 tons of water per hour.

The authorized supplier arranges HFO and AGO to ships alongside, through pipeline or by truck. Fuel prices vary according to values ​​practiced on the international market, more information can be obtained directly from Repsol or Galp.

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.

  • 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

Avenida do Mar
  • 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