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Alicante (ESALC)

Alicante, Valenciana, Spain

Port Code ESALC Port Name Alicante
City Alicante Country/Region Spain
Port Type Feeder Port Category Port City
Latitude 38.3329 Longitude -0.4931
Alicante Port (port code: ESALC) is an important commercial port for Madrid, the capital of Spain. With extensive connections by air, rail, and road, it lies on the shores of the Alicante Bay off the Mediterranean Sea on the southwestern coast of Spain, 70 nautical miles south of Valencia.
The port’s commercial basins contain three multi-purpose wharves totaling 450 meters long with alongside depth of 14 meters. Two wharves for liquid bulk cargoes total over 300 meters long with alongside depth of from 9 to 11.2 meters. Four wharfs handling dry bulk cargoes have total length of 700 meters and alongside depth of from 8 to 11.2 meters. Three wharves handle roll-on/roll-off cargoes. Totaling almost 600 meters long with alongside depth of from 6.5 to 8 meters, three of these ro-ro wharves also handle general merchandise (No. 14) and passengers (Nos. 10 and 12).
One wharf of 154 meters with alongside depth of 8.5 meters serves containers and liquid bilk, and one wharf of 200 meters with alongside depth of 9.4 meters is dedicated to containers. Finally, the passenger wharf is 196 meters long with alongside depth of 6.5 meters. The port also has three wharves serving the fishing industry, and it is constructing four new fishing wharves. Wharves in non-commercial basins serve other local traffic. In all, the port features over 6.5 thousand meters of wharves.
The port handles approximately 3 million tons of cargo and 113,000TEU annually. The principal exports from this port are wine, petroleum products, quicksilver, onions, pottery, fruit and esparto grass.
The type of vessels regularly calling at this port is sailing vessels, accounting for about 71%. The maximum length of the vessels recorded to having entered this port is 332 meters. The maximum draught is 10.9 meters. The maximum deadweight is 85,005t.

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