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The Port of Barcelona is located on Spain’s Mediterranean coast about 150 km south of the country’s border with France. The state-owned port is operated by Autoritat Portuària de Barcelona (APB – Port Authority of Barcelona). Most types of cargo are handled including dry and liquid bulk, Ro-Ro, containers, liquefied gas and breakbulk. There are also extensive facilities for cruise and ferry passengers, fishing boats and leisure craft.

Ports of Barcelona and Shanghai announce cooperation

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) May 14, 2024 – The Port of Barcelona and the Port of Shanghai have signed an agreement for cooperation in projects...

Celsa awarded concession in Port of Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) May 6, 2024 – The Port of Barcelona has awarded a concession to Compañía Española de Lamination, CELSA, for a...

Unifeeder starts Marseille Fos-Barcelona line

Marseille, France (Ports Europe) May 5, 2024 – Unifeeder, a Danish shipping subsidiary of DP World, has expanding its network by launching a weekly...

Adif will invest to adapt seven the Zaragoza-Tarragona railway

Madrid, Spain (Ports Europe) May 3, 2024 – Adif will invest 25.6 million euros to adapt seven stations on the Zaragoza-Tarragona standard gauge corridor,...

Eleven European ports awarded the EcoPorts’ PERS standard

Brussels, Belgium (Ports Europe) April 27, 2024 – Eleven European ports have been awarded the EcoPorts’ environmental management standard (PERS). They...

Chinese port delegation visits Port of Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) April 25, 2024 – A delegation from China’s Shangdong Port Group and the Port of Quingdao yesterday visited the Port...

Peninsula to add the chemical tanker to service in Port of Barcelona.

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) April 24, 2024 – Peninsula, a global marine energy supplier, will add the chemical tanker “Aarlborg” to its...

Spain: Total TEU traffic by port – March & Q1 24

Madrid, Spain (Ports Europe) April 24, 2024 – Puertos del Estado has published container numbers for Spanish ports in January-March 2024. Spain’s ports...

Commodity traders investing in Spanish port terminals

Madrid, Spain (Ports Europe) April 24, 2024 – Global commodity and trading companies have been investing in port terminals in Spain. Many traders are...

Spain: Total cargo traffic by port – March & Q1 24

Madrid, Spain (Ports Europe) April 24, 2024 – Spain’s ports of general interest moved 47.2 mt million tons of cargo in March 2024, slightly down on...

FT: Western Mediterranean container ports congested by Red Sea crisis

Algeciras, Spain (Ports Europe) April 23, 2024 – Container ports around the Western Mediterranean are nearing full capacity, raising the risk of higher...

Port of Barcelona reports +8.1% in cargo traffic, Q1 2024

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) April 23, 2024 – In the first quarter of 2024, total cargo traffic at the Port of Barcelona reached 16.8 million tonnes,...

Ports de la Generalitat – a new body to support Catalan ports

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) April 19, 2024 – A new organisation, Ports de la Generalitat, has been established to develop cooperation between the...

Elian Barcelona completes acquisition of a soybean crushing plant

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) April 15, 2024 – Elian Barcelona S.L. has completed the acquisition of a soybean crushing plant at Moll Álvarez de la...

Barcelona seeks more sustainable, newer & smaller cruise ships

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) April 10, 2024 – The Port of Barcelona seeks more sustainable, newer & smaller cruise ships. This is how it sees the...

Repsol and Bunge sign renewable fuel deal for port locations

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) April 2, 2024 – Energy company Repsol will acquire 40% of three industrial facilities that are part of Bunge Iberica, one...

Spain: Total TEU traffic by port – February 2024

Madrid, Spain (Ports Europe) March 26, 2024 – Puertos del Estado has published container numbers for Spanish ports in January-February 2024. In the first...

Port of Barcelona tests AI to improve traffic management

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) March 22, 2024 – The Port of Barcelona is testing artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve traffic...

Port of Barcelona issues construction, dredging tender

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) March 21, 2024 – The Port of Barcelona has issued a tender for the construction of the maritime part of the breakwater....

Port of Barcelona awards contract for new cruise terminal

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) March 21, 2024 – The Port of Barcelona has approved the award of the construction and operation of the future Cruise...

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