Anoher important axe is the promotion other kind of services such as the shipyards services, specifically for the oil rigs and mining companies. There are 100 companies with international standard certification that can provide any kind of service required by any company.
About port of Las Palmas
The city has always been a port oriented city being always a natural gateway between different continents with more than 2.000 ha of floating area and a capacity of moving 30 containers per hour it has been able to consolidate as the most important Port in the area with a movement of more 1 million TEUs in 2012.
14km of docking
19mtons of goods (2012)
30containers movement per hour
The huge traffic of containers is explained thanks to the Port strategy redefinition by increasing the direct lines between the city and West African ports (18 operative direct lines).
Wide range of services
3k DWTdry docks
The third axe of the Port strategy is to be a humanitarian hub by attracting international cooperation agencies. Thanks to this strategy the International Red Cross, World Food Program and USAID have established their logistic headquarters in the Port in for urgent release of any kind of help for West Africa due to the Port infrastructures and direct connections in the area.