A day in the Port

Algeciras Boat Tour
People on the Algeciras boat tour “Conoce tu Puerto”

For the fifth consecutive year, the Port Authority of the Algeciras Bay (la Autoridad Portuaria de la Bahía de Algeciras – APBA) has been arranging an exciting campaign – “Conoce tu Puerto” (“Get acquainted with your port”). From 22 May till 8 June anyone can board a specially dedicated boat and take a sea trip observing the berths and terminals of the Spanish largest port. The APBA expects over 2000 tourists and citizens living nearby to take part in the action this year.

With this initiative, the APBA participates in the official activities of the European Union dedicated to celebrate the European Maritime Day, the annual meeting of Europe’s maritime community, which this year took place on 18-19 May 2017 in Poole, UK.

Port.Today was kindly invited by the APBA to participate in one of these boat tours and on a sunny morning last Friday we set off. That day the port of Algeciras was expecting the arrival of the grand MADRID MAERSK, the second largest containership in service today, with the capacity of 20,568 TEU. However, due to the new wave of the dockworkers’ strikes in Spanish ports Maersk has diverted the vessel to Tanger Med.

Still, it was an interesting excursion and today we would like to share with you the nice pictures of the major Port.

Algeciras port embankment
The modern embankment in front of the port
Boarding the boat
Boarding the APBA boat
The bridge facilitating road trucks enter and exit the port
A container vessel off the port of Algeciras
Gibraltar Algeciras
A cloud was sitting on the Rock of Gibraltar that morning
TTI Algeciras
TTI Algeciras handling a vessel of Turkon Line
TTI Algeciras is waiting for the new owners
APMT Algeciras
APMT Algeciras is the largest container terminal in the Mediterranean region


APMT Algeciras
19 STS cranes handle ocean vessels at APM Terminals Algeciras, 8 of which are Super Post-Panamax
VOPAK Algeciras
VOPAK liquid bulk terminal of 403,000 m3 capacity
AGRO Merchants
AGRO Merchants reefer cargo warehouse

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