Trade routes

TRADE BRIDGE BETWEEN THE TWO CONTINENTS

You will find below the trade routes of the port of Motril, divided into those with fixed origin and destination and those considered as tramp routes (fixed points in the port of Motril connected to a particular region or area).

LAND ROUTES

  • - Motril-Madrid-Irún
  • - Motril-Madrid-La Junquera

The goods that are unloaded at the port of Motril, especially wheeled and perishable goods, has the option to go overland by truck from the port direct link to the A-44 highway that connects to the Motril-Granada-Madrid central axis.
This direct access to high-capacity roads allows the entry or exit of bulky items that require special transport.

SEA ROUTES

During the covid period, the schedules may be modified, check with the shipping company.

NORTHERN AFRICA ROUTES

- Motril-Melilla
Passage and wheeled cargo. It is a fixed route with six weekly stops at the port. It is done with ROPAX vessels that connect our port with Melilla in 4.5 hours.

- Motril-Nador
Passage and wheeled cargo. It is a fixed route with four weekly stops at the port. It is done with ROPAX vessels that connect our port with Nador, main port of East Morocco, in 4.5 hours. It’s a route with great potential regarding vegetables and fruits.

- Motril-Tanger Med
Passage and rolled merchandise. 1 daily stopover. It is a route that in 8 hours connects the Port of Motril with the main industrial enclave in the North of Morocco.

- Motril-Al Hoceima
Passage and wheeled cargo. It is a fixed route with one weekly stop at the port. It is done with ROPAX vessels that connect our port with Al Hoceima, enclave in the central sector of the Moroccan Mediterranean.

CANARY ISLANDS//WEST AFRICA ROUTE

The port of Motril has a historical connection with the ports situated in this region, forming a circuit with ports like Casablanca, Las Palmas or Safi, where shipowners benefit to raise traffic and minimize journeys in ballast. This route is mainly done with merchant ships suitable for bulk cargo.

NORTHERN EUROPE ROUTE

This route, whose origin is the port of Motril, has its destination in the central area of Northern Europe, with stops in ports like Runcorn or Hull in the UK; Rotterdam in the Netherlands; Gdansk in Poland or Norkopping in Sweden.
This route is mainly aimed at tramp vessels and goods like biomass, minerals, paper pulp and wind blades.

EAST MEDITERRANEAN//MIDDLE EAST

Starting from the port of Motril, we have connections with ports as Selaata in Lebanon, Nea Moudania in Greece, Livorno in Italy and the ports of the Algerian coast (Algiers, Arzew...). The variety of goods is important, from solid or liquid bulk cargos to paper pulp…

NORTH AMERICA ROUTE

It is an approximately monthly connection, with origin in Canada or USA, for the import of paper pulp. Due to the location of the Port of Motril in the middle of the Alboran Sea, vessels stop to unload some of the cargo and continue their journey to the Mediterranean.

SOUTH AMERICA ROUTE

It is a maritime connection, to import raw materials, with Brazil and Chile, for the environment industry.

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The Port Authority of Motril has received aid from the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund for Actions for Decarbonisation in the Port of Motril, within the Program for sustainable energy development in Andalusia in the period 2017-2020, which Its objective is to achieve a cleaner and more sustainable economy.

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The Port Authority of Motril received a grant from the European Union with charge to the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund for the Project for the implementation of fishermen's huts in the fishing port of Motril, which aims to promote the competitiveness of the fleet, of the products and the fishing port, improve the safety and hygiene of sea workers and develop and implement investments and innovations that optimize energy efficiency.

The Port Authority of Motril has received aid from the European Union under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund for the modernization project of the Motril Fish Market, which aims to modernize and develop the Motril fish market with the relocation to its interior of the companies that carry out their activity in the Fishing Port of Motril in the search to improve the working conditions and hygiene of the workers, at the same time that it is committed to the greater competitiveness of the sector as an economic engine of the coast of Granada.

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