In the past, the Port of Málaga played a key role in the development of the city and the province. Now, its expansion and modernisation project will place it among the best ports in the Mediterranean basin.
Naturally sheltered by a bay and at a pebble’s throw from the city, the Port of Málaga is basically a import port. The new container terminal has increased goods traffic. What is more, cabotage with Melilla is responsible for the transportation of 1,000 tonnes of goods and 36,000 cargo vehicles.
Passenger traffic –Málaga-Melilla ferries and international cruise liners– deserves a comment, too. The new 2,500-metre-long Muelle de Levante (East Quay) for big ships has led many cruise operators to anchor in Málaga.
International cruise lines –Celebrity Cruises, Costa Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, Star Clippers, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Silversea Cruises, Azamara Cruises, Cunard– are increasingly using the Port of Málaga for stops, departures or arrivals on their itineraries. Last year, cruise ships brought 352,875 passengers to Málaga in 268 stops (28 more than in 2007). This means a 20.61% yoy growth rate, consolidating Málaga as the second most important cruise port in Spain, only behind Barcelona.
Over 600,000 passengers a year use the Port of Málaga, taking together cruise liners, the regular line connecting Málaga with Melilla, and local traffic.
Parking and transport
- Own parking
- Adapted for people with disabilities
- Coastal area