Port of Tenerife

Natural gateway between different continents

About ports of Tenerife

Tenerife has two ports with a third under construction in the south of the island. The port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the main port in the province and gets all kinds of traffic: container ships, liquid bulk, solid bulk, roll on-roll off, cruise ships, pleasure crafts and passengers.


container terminals


available berths for offshore vessels


cruise ships


TEU (2012)



The port is also a reference point for bunker supplies for vessels crossing the Atlantic, due to its strategic geographical position and the island having the only oil refinery in the area.

Passenger center

Passenger center


Port of Tenerife receives over 5 million passengers every year, of which 800,000 are cruise passengers from the more than 500 cruise ships that visit the port of Santa Cruz every year, making Tenerife the 3rd port in Spain for this kind of traffic, the 11th in Europe and 24th in the world. The Santa Cruz de Tenerife port, likewise, has numerous spaces available for storage and/or transformation of products, at very competitive rates.

The Offshore sector

In the offshore sector, the Santa Cruz de Tenerife port has become a centre for repairing platforms in the Atlantic, keeping an average of 3-4 platforms moored in the port. Growing demand in this sector has favoured the development of a ship repair sector that is currently undergoing expansion. The development of the repair activity and services demanded by the offshore companies, therefore, constitute a good option for investing and doing business on the island.

Continuous improvement

Puertos de Tenerife is continually adapting to the evolution of the sector with regard to improving it services and adapting its infrastructure. Currently, work is being done to improve the quality of the services provided by gaining quality certificates, increasing security, safety, prevention, etc. on the one hand and, on the other, through investment projects for new infrastructure, such as:


  • a marina for mega yachts
  • a new terminal for cruise passengers
  • a port in the south of the island, Puerto de Granadilla.


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