The Port of Motril Authority is founded on October 1st, 2005 due to the granting of an independent management to the port and legalised by Spanish Royal Decree 940/2005 August 1st on the division of the Port of Almeria - Motril Authority and the establishment of the Port Authorities of Almeria and Motril.
In the past, Motril was firstly managed by an independent institution called Administrative Commission of Groups of Ports up to 1992, when it was incorporated to the Port of Almeria - Motril Authority. From that time, it has undergone changes not only in its external aspects but also and more especially, in the significant development of its activity.
The development of the Port of Motril is based, first, on its new inner harbour allowing to operate with higher draught vessels and therefore with a major load capacity. Second, the improvement in ground communications is becoming at present a very important revitalising factor.
Finally, the significance of current and future offer of industrial plots makes the Port of Motril a port with great chances to grow.