Port of Las Palmas

Coordinates: 28°9′N 15°25′W / 28.150°N 15.417°W / 28.150; -15.417
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Port of Las Palmas
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LocationGran Canaria
Coordinates28°9′N 15°25′W / 28.150°N 15.417°W / 28.150; -15.417[1]
Operated byPort Authority of Las Palmas [es]
Type of harbourCoastal breakwater[3]
Annual cargo tonnage20,808,581 (2018)
Annual container volume1,034,642 TEUs (2018)
Passenger traffic1,208,205 (2018)
NotesStatistics together with those of the satellite Port of Arinaga[4]
Las Palmas Port in 1912

Port of Las Palmas (also called La Luz Port) (Spanish: Puerto de Las Palmas or Puerto de La Luz) is port for fishing, commercial, passenger and sports boats in the city of Las Palmas in the north-east of Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain. For five centuries, the Port of Las Palmas has been the traditional base for scale and supplying ships on their way through the Middle Atlantic.


La Luz Port it is not only one of the first ports of the Canary Islands, but also one of the first ports in the Mid-Atlantic, and handles for some of the traffic at the crossroads between Europe, Africa and America. In turn, it constitutes one of the main ports of Spain and the first of the geographical area of West Africa. The port in 2007 handled a total of 907,782 passengers, 16.26% more than in 2006, and the growing cruise passenger traffic rose 21.23%. In 2007, it processed some 11,262 ships. In 2011 the port was the fourth busiest container port in Spain, handling 1,287,389 TEUs.[5]


The port has an annual traffic of more than 4,500 weighing stations, and handles 400,000 tonnes of frozen fish per year. The port provides 175,000 cubic meters of cold storage facilities, and storage areas for special refrigerated containers and preparation rooms for frozen products. These facilities have a variety of refrigeration which can carry out all activities necessary for postprocessing of fish, from refrigeration and storage of the product at low temperatures for subsequent distribution, to manufacture and supply of industrial ice. The port's facilities include a border inspection post (BIP) approved by the European Union, which is responsible for inspecting all types of imports from third countries or exports to countries outside the European Economic Area.


A weekly ferry route operates from Las Palmas to Cadiz on the Spanish mainland. The crossing, operated by Trasmediterránea, takes around 40 hours.[6]



  1. ^ "Port of Las Palmas, Spain". www.findaport.com. Shipping Guides Ltd. Retrieved 29 April 2020.
  2. ^ "UNLOCODE (ES) - SPAIN". service.unece.org. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  3. ^ World Port Index (PDF) (27 ed.). NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY. 2019. p. 100. Retrieved 1 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Memoria Anual. Annual Report" (PDF). Autoridad Portuaria de Las Palmas. 2018.
  5. ^ "World Port Rankings 2011" (PDF).
  6. ^ "Cadiz to Las Palmas ferry tickets, compare times and prices". www.directferries.co.uk. Retrieved 20 November 2018.

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