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Port of Las Palmas

Natural gateway between different continents



About port of Las Palmas

The city has always been a port oriented city being always a natural gateway between different continents with more than 2.000 ha of floating area and a capacity of moving 30 containers per hour it has been able to consolidate as the most important Port in the area with a movement of more 1 million TEUs in 2012.


14

km of docking

18/15

mobile/dock cranes

19m

tons of goods (2012)

30

containers movement per hour

1.1m

TEU (2012)

The huge traffic of containers is explained thanks to the Port strategy redefinition by increasing the direct lines between the city and West African ports (18 operative direct lines).


Wide range of services

Wide range of services

 

Anoher important axe is the promotion other kind of services such as the shipyards services, specifically for the oil rigs and mining companies. There are 100 companies with international standard certification that can provide any kind of service required by any company.

170k

shipyards

3k DWT

dry docks

30k DWT

syncrolift


Humanitarian hub

The third axe of the Port strategy is to be a humanitarian hub by attracting international cooperation agencies. Thanks to this strategy the International Red Cross, World Food Program and USAID have established their logistic headquarters in the Port in for urgent release of any kind of help for West Africa due to the Port infrastructures and direct connections in the area.


By Wouter Hagens, , used under CC BY / Modified

By Wouter Hagens, , used under CC BY / Modified


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