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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.

Port of Barcelona renews the PERS environmental certification

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) March 15, 2024 – The Port of Barcelona has once again obtained the PERS (Port Environmental Review System) certification...

Port of Barcelona has received the first OPS substation

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) March 8, 2024 – The Port of Barcelona has received the first OPS (cold ironing) substation of the future network of...

Barcelona awards Altius Media Sports America’s Cup contract

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) March 6, 2024—The Port of Barcelona has awarded Altius Media Sports a business contract for the 37th America’s Cup. The...

Spain: Total cargo traffic by port – January 2024

Madrid, Spain (Ports Europe) February 26, 2024 – Spanish ports of general interest handed 45.6 million tons of cargo in January, up +3.4% more than in...

Spain: Total TEU traffic by port – January 2024

Madrid, Spain (Ports Europe) February 26, 2024 – With containers (TEUs), 2024 began with an increase of +5.8% reaching 1.34 million tons, almost...

BlueTechPort and BCN Port Innovation Foundation debut at the Mobile World Congress

The Port of Barcelona will be present at 4YFN, an event for startups integrated within the MWC, in strategic association with Tech Barcelona. The Port of...

GreenTech for Ports and Terminals Conference in May in Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) February 21, 2024 – This year, GreenTech for Ports and Terminals Conference is making a comeback following its successful...

Puertos del Estados supports “cold ironing”, electrification

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) February 21, 2024 – Representatives of state port authorities have met in the Port of Barcelona to share experiences and...

Port of Barcelona moved 64 million cargo tons in 2023, -9.8%

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) February 19, 2024 – The Port of Barcelona has moved 64 million tons during the last year, a decrease of -9.8%. This was a...

Port of Barcelona ends 2023 with a turnover of €189 million, +4.4%

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) February 19, 2024 – The Port of Barcelona closed 2023 with a turnover of 189 million euros (+4.4%), a historic figure...

Port of Barcelona imports more electric Chinese cars

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) February 16, 2024 – The Port of Barcelona imported 790,000 vehicle units in 2023, an increase of +33.7% on the previous...

Spain’s Malaga port blocked by farmers’ protests

Málaga, Spain (Ports Europe) February 8, 2024 – Last Tuesday local farmers blocked the Port of Malaga, protesting against European Union agricultural...

VINCI starts work on Barcelona ferry port electrification

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) February 7, 2024 – The Port of Barcelona and VINCI Energies Spain have started work on connecting the ships at the...

Port of Barcelona issues tender for dock electrification

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) February 1, 2024 – The Port of Barcelona has issued a tender for the construction and operation of the first electricity...

Port of Barcelona doubles LNG ship supply in 2023

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) January 29, 2024 – In the 2023 financial year, the Port of Barcelona carried out a total of 199 operations to supply...

Balearia presents business plan – more routes & terminals

Valencia, Spain (Ports Europe) January 25, 2024 – The shipping company Balearia has presented details of its business plan which includes more routes and...

Barcelona port to seek agreement on water usage by cruise ships

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) January 24, 2024 – The Port of Barcelona is seeking agreement with the different cruise companies so that after the...

Train Port Barcelona set up to manage rail activities

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) January 4, 2024 – The Ministry of Transport and Sustainable Mobility and the Ministry of Finance and Public Function will...

MSC set to buy 50% of Hutchison BEST terminal, Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) January 2, 2024 – MSC – Mediterranean Shipping Company is fset to acquire 50% of the Barcelona container terminal...

Barcelona port traffic consolidates in November 2023

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) December 19, 2023 – Between January and November, the Port of Barcelona had a total traffic of 59 million tonnes of cargo...

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