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Coordinate : 5° 26´ W - 36° 8´ N
Algeciras is a port city in the south of Spain, near Gibraltar.Algecirasis between the Atlantic Ocean and Far East routes and a crossroads for the most important sea lanes that use the Suez Canal. The Bay is perfectly sheltered from winds, offers a total water surface area about 7,500 Has., depths of up to 400 metgers and more than 10 km of quaylines within its various basins.Algeciras is principally a transport hub and industrial city. Its principal activities are connected with the port, which serves as the main embarkation point between Spain and Tangier and other ports in Morocco as well as the Canary Islands and the Spanish-Moroccan enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla.
The Port Bay of Algeciras has a great variety of specialized facilities to take care of all kinds of traffic and goods (liquid bulks, solid bulks, passengers, vehicles, cruises, fish sport, etc.).
This variety, together with its privileged situation and its wide connection network with the main ports of the world, has turned it to be an international reference in the commercial traffic and passengers.
Over the last ten years, the Port of Algeciras bay has transformed itself into one of the most important growth ports in the world, especially in container throughput.The Port of Algeciras Bay is now ready to offer a logistic nucleus with the necessary backup to make it the natural distribution centre for Andalusia, Spain, Southern Europe and North Africa. The strategic importance of the Port of Algeciras Bay: its location. A port that received more than 65 million tonnes of total traffic throughput in 2004 and more than 2,9 million TEUs. The privileged geographical location as an obligatory crossing-point for all the main shipping-routes, combined with excellent natural storm shelter and depth of water, enables an optimum bunker service at anchor. There are nine shipping lines that connect the European and African continents. Ro-ro ships, fast-ferry crossings to transport people and vehicles from Algeciras and Ceuta in less than 30 minutes. There is also a Fast Ferry service from Tarifa to Tangiers, this services is provided by FRS crossing to Tangiers in just 35 minutes. Various companies offer a repair service, both afloat and at berth.