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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 – May 2024

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

Spain: Total cargo traffic by port – January-May 2024

Madrid, Spain (Ports Europe) June 24, 2024 – Spanish ports handled a total of 236,330,520 tons between January and May, which represents an increase of...

Spain: Total cargo traffic by port – January-April 2024

Madrid, Spain (Ports Europe) May 23, 2024 – Spain’s state ports handled 185,045,014 tons of cargo in January-April 2024, growth of +2.2% compared...

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...

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...

Port of Motril participates in a business day in Nador, Morocco

Motril, Spain (Ports Europe) April 23, 2024 – The Port of Motril has participated in a business day in Nador, Morocco. Motril port president, José...

Four tons of hashish seized in the port of Motril

Motril, Spain (Ports Europe) March 28, 2024 – The Civil Guard has seized more than 4,400 kilos of hashish hidden in double bottoms of the roofs of the...

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...

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...

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...

Port of Motril becomes a logistics centre for Korean car brand KIA

Motril, Spain (Ports Europe) January 24, 2023 – The Port of Motril has becomes a logistics centre for the Korean car brand KIA for the distribution of...

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...

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