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Las Palmas (ESLPA)

Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain

Port Code ESLPA / ESLPG Port Name Las Palmas
City Las Palmas Country/Region Spain
Port Type Feeder Port Category Port City
Latitude 28.141 Longitude -15.41635
Port of Las Palmas (Port Code:ESLPA), also called La Luz Port, is port for fishing, commercial, passenger and sports boats in the city of Las Palmas in the north-east of Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain. For five centuries, the Port of Las Palmas has been the traditional base for scale and supplying ships on their way through the Middle Atlantic. The port has an annual traffic of more than 4,500 weighing stations, and handles 400,000 tonnes of frozen fish per year. The port provides 175,000 cubic meters of cold storage facilities, and storage areas for special refrigerated containers and preparation rooms for frozen products. 
La Luz Port it is not only one of the first ports of the Canary Islands, but also one of the first ports in the Mid-Atlantic, and handles for some of the traffic at the crossroads between Europe, Africa and America. In turn, it constitutes one of the main ports of Spain and the first of the geographical area of West Africa. The port in 2007 handled a total of 907,782 passengers, 16.26% more than in 2006, and the growing cruise passenger traffic rose 21.23%. In 2007, it processed some 11,262 ships. In 2011 the port was the fourth busiest container port in Spain, handling 1,287,389 TEUs.

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