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Motril

The Port of Motril-Granada lies at a strategic transport intersection in the south east area of the Iberian Peninsula, with direct connections to the Mediterranean Corridor (E-15) and Central Corridor (E902 E-5). It the closest port to Madrid in Andalusia and has two passenger and cargo terminals which cater for regular ROPAX services to and from North Africa, making it a logistics hub connecting Europe to the ports of Tanger Med, Nador, Al Hoceima and Melilla. The Port of Motril is also a popular port of call for cruise liners due to the nearby Alhambra, as well as the wide array of options offered by the Costa Tropical and the region as a whole. The port is operated by Autoridad Portuaria de Motril (APM – Port Authority of Motril). 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.

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...

DBA Motril to invest €1 million in port plant

Motril, Spain (PortSEurope) October 18, 2023 – DBA Motril is to invest €1 million in its fule storage plant in Motril port. The Hafesa company will...

Spain: Total TEU handled by port – Jan-May 2023

Madrid, Spain (PortSEurope) June 27, 2023 – In January-May 2023, Spanish state ports handled 6.69 million containers (TEU), down -8.3% on the same period...

Spain: Total cargo handled by port – Jan-May 2023

Madrid, Spain (PortSEurope) June 27, 2023 – In January-May 2023, Spanish state ports handled 228.3 million tons of cargo, a decrease of -3.6% compared to...

Spain: Ranking – ports by total cargo, March & Q1 2023

Madrid, Spain (Ports Europe) April 26, 2023 – In March 2023, Spain’s state ports handled 47.61 million tons of cargo, up +3.6% on the same month of...

State-owned Spanish ports – cargo handled in 2022 – by port

Madrid, Spain (Ports Europe) January 30, 2023 – State-owned Spanish ports saw cargo traffic up +3.5% in 2022 to 563,373,981 tons, compared to 544,419,737...

Port of Motril has new logistics operator

Motril, Spain (Ports Europe) January 26, 2023 – The Port of Motril has a new logistics operator: Terminal Portuaria Logística. The was created from the...

Baleària starts daily Motril-Tanger Med cargo service

Motril, Spain (PortSEurope) December 21, 2022 – Baleària has started up a new cargo line to connect the ports of Motril and Tangier Med on a daily...

Spanish ports cargo traffic up 4.56% in Jan-Oct 2022 (statistics)

Madrid, Spain (PortSEurope) November 28, 2022 – State-owned ports handled 472.82 million tons in January-October 2022, with traffic up +4.56% compared to...

In Q3 2022, cargo of Spanish ports was 425.3 mln tons, up 5%

Madrid, Spain (Ports Europe) October 26, 2022 – In Q3 2022, total cargo traffic of Spanish state ports was 425.3 million tons, an increase of...

Spanish state ports handled 380.1 million tons of cargo in Jan-Aug 2022

Madrid, Spain (Ports Europe) September 27, 2022 – Spanish state ports handled 380.1 million tons of cargo in January-August 2022, up +5.55% on the same...

Port of Motril starts master plan project

Motril, Spain (PortSEurope) July 20, 2022 – Port of Motril has started master plan project with publication of the specifications. The project involves...

Spain: State ports cargo traffic Q1 2022 by port authority

Madrid, Spain (PortSEurope) April 26, 2022 – In the first three months of 2022, Spain’s state-owned ports handled 136.7 million tons of...

Spanish ports’ traffic in fruit and vegetables remains stable in 2021

Madrid, Spain (PortSEurope) April 5, 2022 – Spain’s state-owned ports handled 12.11 million tons of fruits, vegetables and legumes in 2021, an...

Port of Motril approves an administrative concession

Motril, Spain (PortSEurope) March 28, 2022 – The Port of Motril has approved an administrative concession to the joint venture formed by Ventuceli...

Algescom Commercial Management to establish logistics centre in port of Motril

Motril, Spain (PortSEurope) March 24, 2022 – The Port Authority of Motril has granted an administrative concession to Algescom Commercial Management to...

Spain: Total cargo handled by port authority – October 2021

Madrid, Spain (PortSEurope) November 26, 2021 – In the month of October 2021, Spain’s state-owned ports handled 47.26 million tons of cargo, compared...

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