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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.

Spanish ports may face complete blockade in February

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) February 9, 2017 – Spanish trade union CCOO has issued an ultimatum to the central government not to adopt the reforms in...

Noatum board approves corporate restructuring

Santander, Spain (Ports Europe) February 2, 2017 – The board of directors of Spanish shipping group Noatum approved a new corporate structure that...

Barcelona port president denies corruption accusations

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) February 3, 2017 – The president of Barcelona port authority (Autoridad Portuaria de Barcelona), Sixte Cambra, has denied...

Spanish police arrest Barcelona port president

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) February 2, 2017 – Barcelona port president Sixte Cambra was arrested by the Spanish Civil Guard as part of the Pika...

Barcelona sets record figures in foreign trade containers, vehicles and passengers

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) February 1, 2017 – The Port of Barcelona sets new record figures in foreign trade containers, vehicles and passengers....

Spanish railway operator to tender access to Barcelona port in May

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) January 31, 2017 – Barcelona port authority (Autoridad Portuaria de Barcelona) president, Sixte Cambra, said that Spanish...

Barcelona port profit declines in 2016

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) January 31, 2017 – Barcelona port booked a profit of €33.2 million ($35.8 million) in 2016, down 16% on the year. The...

Barcelona port operates first call of HDASCO ship as part of Mediterranean service

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) January 27, 2017 – Iranian shipping company Hafez Darya Arya (HDAS Co), belonging to the Islamic Republic of Iran...

Barcelona port awards €23.8 million contract to ACS

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) January 26, 2017 – Barcelona port authority (Autoridad Portuaria de Barcelona) has awarded a €23.8 million ($25.5...

Barcelona port representative visit Tehran to find business opportunities

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) January 25, 2017 – Barcelona port participates in the 14th edition of the Trans Middle East fair, which takes place in...

Event – European Maritime Day – Poole, UK, May 18-19, 2017

Brussels, Belgium (Ports Europe) January 25, 2017 -The European Maritime Day (EMD) is the annual meeting point for Europe’s community of maritime...

Barcelona port awards contract for promotion of services in southern France

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) January 24, 2017 – Barcelona port authority (Autoridad Portuaria de Barcelona) has awarded a contract for the promotion...

Huelva port hosts conference on GIS usage

Huelva, Spain (Ports Europe) January 19, 2017 – Huelva port is hosting a conference on the use of geographical information systems (GIS) in public...

Barcelona port installs energy-efficient lighting system at Porta d’Europa bridge

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) January 19, 2017 – Barcelona port has installed an energy-efficient lighting system on the Porta d’Europa bridge,...

Depot Zona Franca acquires reachstacker

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) January 18, 2017 – Depot Zona Franca, the logistics operator of Barcelona port’s free trade zone, has invested...

Italian, Catalan logistics, maritime companies meet at Barcelona port

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) January 17, 2017 – Representatives of several Italian and Catalan companies from the logistics and maritime sector met on...

Spanish ports service around 8.7 million cruise passengers in 2016

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) January 16, 2017 – Spanish Public Works Minister Inigo de la Serna has announced that Spanish ports closed 2016 with about...

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