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13th of  November, 2023

The Ibeshe ferry terminal has experienced a significant surge in passenger traffic today, as a result of temporary closure of Ipakodo terminal.This report is an overview of the current situation at the Ibeshe terminal, highlighting its operational aspects, staff coordination, facilities, and compliance with regulatory standards.

The closure of the Ipakodo terminal has led to a notable increase in passenger activity at the Ibeshe ferry terminal. Many passengers have identified Ibeshe as the preferred alternative, resulting in a considerable surge in daily operations.

The staff at the Ibeshe ferry terminal has demonstrated commendable coordination to ensure the safe and efficient loading and unloading of boats at the jetty. This level of coordination is crucial in handling the increased passenger flow and maintaining operational efficiency.

The terminal boasts a parking capacity of approximately 160 spaces, accommodating the heightened demand resulting from the closure of the Ipakodo terminal. This capacity contributes to a streamlined experience for both boat operators and passengers.

The terminal operates from 6:30 am to 7:15 pm, providing a wide window for commuters to utilize the ferry services. This extended operational time helps manage the influx of passengers during peak hours.

To address potential emergency situations, the terminal has a dedicated patrol boat. This proactive measure enhances safety and ensures swift response capabilities in case of unforeseen incidents, further establishing the terminal as a reliable alternative.

The implementation of a passengers' Whatsapp platform is a noteworthy initiative. This platform serves as a valuable tool for passengers to lodge complaints, provide feedback, and facilitates seamless communication between boat operators, passengers, and the jetty team. Such real-time communication aids in addressing concerns promptly and ensuring smooth operations.

Additionally, The terminal demonstrates a commitment to regulatory compliance. Meeting all necessary aspects related to boat jetty operations, the terminal operates within the legal framework, ensuring the safety and well-being of passengers and the environment.

In conclusion, the Ibeshe ferry terminal has efficiently adapted to the increased demand following the temporary closure of the Ipakodo terminal. The commitment to staff coordination, facility capacity, emergency preparedness, and compliance with regulations positions Ibeshe terminal as a reliable and well-managed alternative for commuters during this period. Continued vigilance and adaptability will be essential as the situation evolves.



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