Port of Algeciras
Description
The Port of Algeciras is located at the strategic spot for global maritime of the Strait of Gibraltar and particularly, in the Bay of Algeciras, with excellent natural conditions and advanced port facilities that have allowed to consolidate it among the top EU commercial ports by exceeding the record figure of 100 million tons total throughput.

In fact, The Port of Algeciras, is the 1st Spanish and 4th European port in terms of total cargo and the 6th European port in total container throughput in 2020. Main figures in 2020 are: 107,3 M Tons total traffic, 5,1 M TEUs, 1,5 M passengers (6,1 M passengers in 2019 before Covid-19), 2 M Tons of bunker and 18.322 vessel port calls (29.070 port calls in 2019 before Covid-19), 1.2 million vehicles – more than 370.000 HGVs - that make the Port of Algeciras Bay the maritime bridge between Europe and Africa.

With more than 110.000 ships/year crossing the Strait of Gibraltar, Algeciras is offering a superior quality of service, reliability, completeness, and connectivity promoting a one-stop-shop port concept for vessel services (bunkering, repairs, ship supplies and others). In such a context, Algeciras Port is the first port in Europe in terms of efficiency as regards to the container port performance index (World Bank Group & HIS Markit, 2020) and one of the TOP10 EU ports according to the Port liner shipping connectivity index (LSCI, elaborated by the UNCTAD in 2020).
Port of Aveiro
Description
The APA - Administração do Porto de Aveiro, S.A. [APA], as the port administration, ensures the exercise of necessary competences to regulate Port of Aveiro operation in their multiple aspects. Port of Aveiro is an industrial and modern port located in the center of Portugal, specialized in breakbulk cargo, solid and liquid bulk and project cargoes, serving the vast economic hinterland of the central and northern part of the country, and the center of Spain as well. Annually the port is responsible for handling a cargo of approximately 5.5 million tons and more than 1.000 vessels, which makes it the fifth largest national port.
Port of Cork
Description
The Port of Cork is the key seaport in the south of Ireland and is one of only two Irish ports which service the requirements of all six shipping modes i.e. Lift-on Lift-off, Roll-on Roll-off, Liquid Bulk, Dry Bulk, Break Bulk and Cruise.
The Port of Galway
Description
The Port of Galway is the most central port on the West Coast of Ireland - it is in the sheltered eastern corner of Galway Bay. We are a stand-alone economic entity with a mandate to sustain and grow the business of the Port of Galway. Our aim is to ensure that the Port remains at the heart of Galway City’s economic and social development. The Port currently occupies c. 32 acres of inner docklands in Galway City. These lands include the actual working dock, roads, adjacent quays and the sites in the ownership of the company. These sites are leased to the various industries such as oil companies etc. We also have our own car parks and the Harbour offices on these lands. There is approximately 1,800 sq m. of covered storage, various yards and open storage. There are nine berths with a total quay length of 1189 metres. There are 40 dedicated marina berths in the harbour. The Port of Galway has for some years, been developing proposals for an extension of the harbour to address severe constraints to our operations. We are at an advanced stage of planning in respect of the relocation and extension of the existing port. The new port will be a modern, sustainable facility, well connected with Europe and beyond and with ready access to modern rail, motorway and telecommunication links. It will also enable the installation and service of offshore wind energy off the West Coast.
Port of Vigo
Description
The Port of Vigo is an excellent natural port, located in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula 45 miles south of the northern Atlantic line, with great influence in this area, northern Portugal and the contiguous regions (Autonomic Communities).With more than 14.000 hectares of harboring waters, the Port of Vigo is sheltered from weather inclemency by the Cíes Islands and the Morrazo Peninsula, which makes it functional and available the 365 days of the year and it is considered a high safe Port.
The land Service Area (SA) of the Port of Vigo covers an area of 2,572,577 sqm over five municipalities. On the left side of the estuary, the SA extends along the municipalities of Vigo, Redondela and Vilaboa. On the north side, along the municipalities of Moaña and Cangas. Most of the infrastructure and port facilities for freight, passenger and fishing are located in the municipality of Vigo (over a total of 2,048,854 sqm). In the remaining SA are located sections of lands of public port domain, that hold several concessions, mainly docks for fishing traffic with cold stores and warehouses, besides facilities for shipbuilding and repair, being interrupted by beaches, which are excluded from the service area.

This Project has received funding from the European Union under grant agreement No.: EMFF-APC-2020-AspBAN-101033749.