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Melilla

Melilla is a Spanish enclave in North Africa East of Ceuta. The Port of Melilla occupies a privileged location to the east of
the Strait of Gibraltar, which 10% of all global maritime traffic
passes through. Its ambitious project to extend the outer area of the port includes creating a container terminal with the capacity to handle two million TEU annually. Its focus on development and innovation have led the port to invest heavily in this area, the result being a modern and flexible infrastructure which provides high-quality services. The port is managed by Autoridad Portuaria de Melilla (APM – Port Authority of Melilla). State ports are managed by Puertos del Estado which executes port policy of the government; made up of 28 port authorities that manage the 46 ports.

Baleària reinforces links to North Africa

Algeciras, Spain (Ports Europe) August 1, 2017 – Spanish ferry company Baleària has reinforced the services that connect with north Africa, both in terms of...

Spain: Puertos del Estado – May 2017 cargo traffic by port authority

Madrid, Spain (PortSEurope) July 5, 2017 – Puertos del Estado, the state-run ports system, reports May 2017 cargo traffic (tonnes) statistics by port...

Motril port starts OPE with passenger traffic decline

Motril, Spain (PortSEurope) June 27, 2017 – Motril port has started Operación Paso del Estrecho 2017 (OPE 2017), an initiative for the facilitation of the...

Melilla port to invest €500,000 in fence construction to stop illegal immigrants

Melilla, Spain (PortSEurope) June 22, 2017 – The port of Melilla will invest more than €500,000 ($557,612) in the construction of a four-metre high fence,...

Spain: Puertos del Estado – April 2017 cargo traffic by port authority

Madrid, Spain (PortSEurope) June 8, 2017 – Puertos del Estado, the state-run ports system, reports April 2017 cargo traffic (tonnes) statistics by port...

Las Palmas port operates normally during first day of strike

Las Palmas, Spain (PortSEurope) June 5, 2017 – Las Palmas port operated its dockworking services normally during the first day of the strike in the sector on...

Barcelona and Melilla ports receive PERS certification

Barcelona, Spain (PortSEurope) June 5, 2017 – The Port of Barcelona and the Autoridad Portuaria de Melilla (Port Authority) have been awarded PERS...

Spain prepares for OPE 2017

Algeciras, Spain (PortSEurope) May 19, 2017 – The president of national ports agency Puertos del Estado, Jose Llorca, attended a meeting of the Joint...

Spain: Puertos del Estado – March 2017 cargo traffic by port authority

Madrid, Spain (PortSEurope) May 18, 2017 – Puertos del Estado, the state-run ports system, reports March 2017 cargo traffic (tonnes) statistics by port...

Almería, Malaga, Melilla ports to strengthen ties

Almería, Spain (PortSEurope) May 17, 2017 – The ports of Almería, Malaga and Melilla agreed yesterday to work together to strengthen the ties they have...

Málaga-Melilla line passenger traffic rises 15% y/y in Jan-April 2017

Málaga, Spain (PortSEurope) May 16, 2017 – The maritime line that connects Melilla and Málaga has registered a 15% increase in the number of passengers and...

Puertos del Estado – February 2017 cargo traffic by port

Madrid, Spain (Ports Europe) April 18, 2017 – Puertos del Estado, the state-run ports system, reports February 2017 cargo traffic (tonnes) statistics by...

Puertos del Estado – January 2017 cargo traffic by port authority

Madrid, Spain (Ports Europe) March 29, 2017 – Puertos del Estado, the state-run ports system, reports January 2017 cargo traffic (tonnes) statistics by...

Motril port presents plan to promote tourism via ferry lines with Morocco

Motril, Spain (Ports Europe) January 18, 2017 – Motril port has presented at the International Tourism Fair (Fitur) a Plan of Action of Tourism for...

Malaga port handles three ships with destination Melilla

Malaga, Spain (Ports Europe) January 10, 2017 – Three ships with destination Melilla port coincided for the first time at Malaga port on January 8. Between...

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