For the last five centuries, at a crossroads between Europe, Africa and America, Las Palmas Port in Gran Canaria (La Luz Port) has been a traditional port of call and supply point for ships sailing through the Mid-Atlantic region.

Today Las Palmas port is one of the most important ports in Spain and in the world ranking and 10,8 tons of merchandise were manipulated at this strategic location in 2015.

Besides being in a privileged position, the key of success of Las Palmas port is also due to the quality and variety of the services, the guaranty of a European legal framework and offers reduced competitive rates with the best conditions and lower the costs to the ship-owners. In addition, having a long tradition as a Free Port, dating back to 1852, Las Palmas port offers its services under the lowest tax system in Europe of 4 % compared with the European average of 23 % and offers tax reductions. In the recent years, it has also proven its high quality services in the offshore market operating in Africa.

Las Palmas Port

Las Palmas Port

Today, Las Palmas port is an international HUB for the import and export traffic, connected with 380 ports on 5 continents, and wants to remain the point of connection with the African continent from Europe and America. To manipulate the large amount of merchandise that it receives, Las Palmas Port has the capacity to manipulate 30 containers per hour, , has 2.700 of berths and 2 container terminals equipped with Panamax, Post Panamax and Super post Panamax cranes, and offer discounts for containers in transit. For the fishing industry, Las Palmas port also offers 250,000 cubic meters of refrigerated facilities for fish, horticultural products and meat.

Being a traditional bunkering center, Las Palmas port is the leading fuel supply point in the region and offers a wide selection of quality fuels from the major oil companies at very competitive rates. Bunkering services can be arranged either via barge or alongside berth, 24 hours a day.

Las Palmas port also offers the largest repair yard in the Mid-Atlantic and the best repair facilities, both dry dock and afloat, with its work certified by ISO 9002 quality standard. Having a long experience and highly developed methodology, the ship repairs services includes all types of vessels and shallow water and deepwater rigs and offers all types of repairs, including maintaining, cleaning and converting.

Las Palmas port is also one of the traditional cruises stopovers in the Atlantic islands together with the rest of Canary Islands’ archipelago, Madeira and Cape Verde. To receive the increasing number of cruise passengers visiting Gran Canaria, 674.480 cruise passengers last year, Las Palmas port offers an exclusive cruise terminal of 1.150 m of berths.

Because of all the competitive advantages that Las Palmas port can provide and the continuous increasing activity developed there, las Palmas port is the leading port in the region and, with the developing offshore market in Africa, it can grow considerably its capacities and services the next years coming.

CanaryPort Services Team