The Association of Spanish Shipping Companies has demanded that the Government of the Nation make viable the supply of the extra-peninsular territories, of which Ceuta is a part, since due to the State of Alarm the costs of each rotation are not compensated if only cargo and the passage is minimal. If this supply is not guaranteed, the autonomous city could be without basic products in a matter of 48 hours and for this reason, the national deputy of Vox for Ceuta, Teresa López, has already questioned the Executive of Pedro Sánchez for this matter.
"The daily supply of basic necessities is essential and essential for the extra-peninsular territories," emphasizes López. Therefore, the deputy is concerned after the shipping companies that support the transport of goods have announced that the losses caused by this situation – they say that their income has fallen by 70% – could lead them to paralyze their services.
"Without these regular maritime services, the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla would be depleted in 48 hours," argues López in the explanatory statement of the question already registered in the Congress of Deputies. A text in which the national representative of Vox also points out that the shipping companies already proposed in March to implement a procedure that would compensate them for variable costs such as fuels or port costs.
Faced with this situation, and "bearing in mind that the recovery of the demand for passenger transport will continue to be postponed", López insists on "the serious problem caused by the shortages due to the paralysis of the services provided by these shipping companies". For this reason, it asks the Government if it is going to compensate the shipping companies for the maintenance of some "essential" minimum services on the Balearic, Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla routes.
The national representative of Vox for Ceuta is also interested in whether the Executive is going to establish a less restrictive and more complete exemption or reduction of port fees than the current one. Finally, he asks to know if any practical and safe support is going to be given to these shipping companies that are carrying out the daily supply of essential goods to the extra-peninsular territories.