The Port of Málaga is located at 4° 25' W, 36° 43' N, in the southern part of the Mediterranean coast of the Iberian Peninsula. It is protected by a natural bay, and the prevailing winds are generally light, from the S or SE. The port currently covers 1,190,723 m2 on shore, with sufficient water for vessels over an area of 7,109 Ha. The principal bulk cargoes handled over the port are clinkers, cereals, cement and petroleum coke, as well as dolomite and olive oil. Other traditional traffics which are also of great importance for the Port of Málaga are cabotage lines carrying cargo, vehicles and passengers to Ceuta and Melilla. Cruise ships deserve a separate mention, since we are one of the most visited cruise port in the Peninsula, receiving calls by the world's biggest cruise ship lines (like RCCL with the Symphony of the Seas). This business has continued to increase over recent years, and we closed 2019 with 476.973 passengers. Until quite recently the port still maintained its nineteenth century layout. However the technological changes of recent decades have revolutionised the transport industry and the Port of Málaga has undergone a profound transformation in which the shore area was doubled, providing the necessary basis for the development of new traffic in the Port. This was achieved by the construction of a mole, to which the world's biggest cruise ships can moor, and a new, multipurpose wharf to allow container traffic and new vehicle movements to be started. The Port Special Plan also includes an unmatched offer of leisure activities for all, close to the city centre, with entertainments and points of interest for cruise ship passengers at the head of the mole and a focus of attraction for tourists visiting Málaga. These improvements have laid the foundations for a new Port at the service of industry and the population.



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Malaga (Spain): links are being restored between the city centre and the port

The special Port plan adopted in 1998 made reconciling the city and port its key […]