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Motril (ESMOT)

Motril, Andalucia, Spain

Port Code ESMOT Port Name Motril
City Motril Country/Region Spain
Port Type Feeder Port Category Port City
Latitude 36.719325 Longitude -3.522086
The Port of Motril (Port Code:ESMOT) or, the Port of Motril–Granada, is a passenger and cargo port in Motril, Spain. Motril is situated midway between Malaga and Almeria on the southern Spanish coast. The port is protected by the west mole which is approx 1,400m in length. More than half of the total traffic is liquid bulk, petroleum products and oil. There is also a wide range of general cargo and dry bulk both for import and export. It is one of the Puertos de Interés General del Estado ("ports of General Interest of the State").The foundation stone was laid on 21 October 1908. Building works ended in 1927. A bulk cargo dock was opened in 1994. It is connected by ferry to Nador, Melilla, Al-Hoceima and Tanger-Med.
On 1 October 2005, the standalone Port Authority of Motril was created, upon a split from the Port Authority of Almería. Two years later, the expansion of the Azucenas dock was inaugurated, featuring ro-ro capabilities. The port closed its 2019 year with a total cargo traffic of 2.8 million tonnes.

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