Port of Algeciras

Port of Algeciras

The Port of Algeciras, located in the province of Cádiz in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain, is one of the largest commercial port in the Mediterranean and the third in the Mediterranean Sea.

Under the leadership of the Port of Algeciras – returning 107-million tonnes of throughput and 4.8-million TEUs in 2018, opposed to the 67-million tonnes and 3-million TEUs of less than a decade ago (up 59%) – the Strait is a worldwide maritime server that links up 200 ports every week both directly and without transhipment.

The Strait’s sea-bridge opens up every day to usher across a significant part of the increasing traffic between the European Union and the North African seaboard, as does the motorway between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic for trade between the East and West.

To accommodate all this, almost 29,000 ships – including more than 100 megaships, 6 million passengers and 1.5-million vehicles (including 350,000 HGVs) – call or pass through Port of Algeciras every year.

In addition, Algeciras keeps on investing in port infrastructure in order to be able to serve future +22,000 TEUs and even larger megaship generations.

The Port is considered the Western Mediterranean’s benchmark logistics, marine and port platform. It is the second-largest container port in Spain, handling 254,162,000 containers in 2019.

There are two container terminals that currently operate within our facilities: APM Terminals Algeciras  and Total Terminal International Algeciras.

The APM Terminals Algeciras extends for 67 hectare plot on Juan Carlos I Quay, which has drafts of up to 17 metres. The terminals has 19 Ship-to-Shore cranes – eight of which are over-super-post-panamax class, 59 RTG (Rubber Tyred Gantry) Cranes and 102 tractor heads. The Terminals can accommodate the newest generation of 18,000 TEU-plus megaships.

Total Terminal International (TTI ) Algeciras, funded by the Korean Hanjin Shipping, extends for a 30-hectare concession on Isla Verde Exterior Quay. The Terminals has a 57,271-square-metre public manoeuvring zone, and two quay lines: a 650-metre-long quay to the East and a 550-metre-long quay to the North, with 18.5 and 17.5 metre drafts respectively.

The terminal is equipped with eight Ship-to-Shore cranes, 32 ASC (Automatic Stacking Cranes) on rails and 22 Shuttle Carriers that allows to terminal to service the newest generation of 18,000 TEU-plus megaships.

A recent Port Technology technical paper looked at the Port of Algeciras’ efforts to pioneer digital and smart technologies

In January 2019, PTI reported that after a one-a-half-meter long cobra was discovered in a cargo terminal at the Port of Algeciras, Spain, on January 17, 2019. A video of the discovery emerged on YouTube.

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