The strategic location of the Port of La Luz and Las Palmas is, without a doubt, one of the fundamental keys to its success. Being in the middle of the Atlantic, between three continents, and being in the passage of the routes of the shipping companies is a unique condition of this port.
Due to its geographical location, the Port of Las Palmas constitutes a vitally important logistics platform with great potential. The city has always been oriented to the port being this the natural gateway to different continents like Africa, Europe or America. Its 2,000 hectares of anchoring area and the capacity to move numerous containers per hour have allowed it to consolidate itself as the most important port in the area.
The Port of Las Palmas has been specializing due to the need for large cargo operations due, on the one hand, to the powerful offshore sector that uses this port as a logistics hub for repairs, which involves positioning large pieces of platforms and drilling vessels on it; and on the other hand, the growth of renewable energies has made it necessary to adapt spaces and specialize in the handling of these components.
The great Atlantic fuel station
The Port of Las Palmas is connected with 180 ports of the five continents through some thirty maritime lines.
It is known as the great Atlantic fuel station for the million and a half tons of pretollar products that are supplied annually, about three tons every minute.
Due to its proximity to the rich African fishing grounds and its infrastructure, it is the first fishing port in the area, with an annual movement of 400,000 tons of frozen fish.
The largest naval repair center in the area
Container traffic is the first in West Africa with close to 1,000,000 TEUs. It has the largest naval repairs center in the area, with versatility to perform supertanker afloat operations, to beach ships of up to 30,000 tons, as well as to serve sports boats (yachts).
It is a traditional port on the route of tourist cruises, with a volume of more than one million passengers, including tourists and domestic traffic. It has the largest Canary Islands Marina, with 850 capacity berths.
The Port of Las Palmas has enjoyed a traditional commercial freedom, which it has perfected through the special Economic and Fiscal Regime of the Canary Islands, which is a special fiscal statute within the European Union.
Attendees at the Mid Atlantic Ship Repair to be held next year in the Gran Canaria capital will be able to see first-hand and on-site all the benefits and strengths of this port located in the middle of the Atlantic with an unequaled geostrategic condition.