Discover Spain's main ports


In Global Cargo System, we are an essential logistics service in import and export. As professionals in the maritime transport of goods, we know which are the most important ports in the country; in this article, we will inform you about the main ports in Spain and their main characteristics.

Spain's efficient and expansive maritime trade has a reputation that has brought prosperity to the country. With excellent infrastructure and consistent growth in technology, equipment, and experience, Spanish ports will continue to be key to the country's commercial, cooperative and economic development. One of the main characteristics that we can highlight is that the country's ports have a strategic position for many of them, this position is advantageous in the case of transshipments, and that is why we are at the top of the European and world ranking.

The topmost important seaports in Spain:

  • Port of Valencia. In the first place, we have the port of Valencia. It is the most important port in the Mediterranean and is in fifth place in Europe. It was inaugurated in 1941 and is an excellent starting point for many industrial ships, containers, and ships from other sectors, such as tourist cruises.
  • Port of Algeciras. It is one of the largest ports in Spain. It is in sixth place in Europe; one of the most outstanding aspects of it is the extraordinary security measures of the Port Authority of the Bay of Algeciras. This feature positions it among the best ports in Europe in security.
  • Port of Barcelona. It is a port divided into four sections with different functions: the commercial port, the old port, and logistics port, and the free trade zone. The port of Barcelona is in seventh place in the Mediterranean and is differentiated by its extensive management of equipment and containers. In terms of commercial activities, its proximity to France makes the port of Barcelona an excellent gateway to international tradel.
  • Port of Bilbao. The port of Bilbao has evolved to become one of the main ports on Europe's Atlantic Ocean trade routes. Today, it is the main port for trade with the United Kingdom. The port has built its infrastructure in dry ports and other logistic areas. It is associated with the steel and iron trading of the time. We can highlight that the population of the area depends heavily on the port in terms of jobs in transportation, tourism, engineering, and shipping repairs, among others.

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