- The activities carried out in any port represent the majority of that country’s foreign trade and are, therefore, a reference point in the economic and social development of the regions in which they are located.
- The Port is becoming increasingly integrated into the city of Alicante.
- Sea-port transport is undoubtedly the most eco-efficient form of transport available.
- The Port of Alicante aims to enhance its strategic positioning in the three dimensions of sustainable development: Economic, Social and Environmental.
The Port of Alicante is the port of departure for Africa, the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands. In the same way, Alicante’s foreign trade finds in the Port of Alicante its natural point of departure for the exportation of footwear, toys and games, marble, textile and agricultural production, shipped mainly to Europe, America and North Africa. It is also the point of entry for imports of machinery and auxiliary equipment for the footwear industry, farming products and food from Asian countries, and other European commercial partners such as Portugal.
The Port has completed a major expansion project so that importers and exporters from the province of Alicante and its hinterland, which encompasses the Region of Valencia, Murcia, Castilla la Mancha and Madrid chiefly, will find in the Port all the infrastructures that meet their needs and interests, thereby helping to make the Port area more competitive and boosting cooperation between the different sectors involved in sea transport.
In response to these future challenges, the Port of Alicante has been equipped with infrastructures and services designed to provide the best response to the demands of the ships and merchandise, and offer users modern facilities capable of handling and storing all kinds of goods. Channelling goods through the Port of Alicante minimises total distribution costs, which not only encompass the economic cost but also takes the minimalisation of risks and reduction of timeframes strongly into account.
In this area of action, the Port of Alicante is an efficient, safe, competitive and forward-looking port, offering highly qualified professionals and a network of highly efficient port companies.
• The Public Containers Terminal, run by the contracted firm T.C.A., has been awarded the ISO 9002 quality certificate.
• The Port of Alicante Stevedoring Society (SESTIBALSA). As well as being one of the most efficient organisations in the Spanish port system and offering some of the lowest costs in the Mediterranean, it has been accredited with the quality certificate ISO 9002/94 issued by Lloyd’s Register Quality Limited (LROA).
• Road Transport: The Port of Alicante has unbeatable road links offering quick safe transportation anywhere on the Iberian Peninsula and the rest of Europe.
- Motorway: Autopista del Mare Nostrum.
- Highway: Autovía del Mediterráneo.
- Highway: Autovía Madrid-Albacete.
- Links to Andalusia.
• Railway Transport: The Port of Alicante is also linked to the dense network of Spanish and European railways. The quaysides are equipped with railway tracks that give access to a modern railway hub, permitting quick, fluid railway transportation.
.• Air Transport: El Altet International Airport has estimated the growing importance of commercial operations in our province and its hinterland, and has undertaken numerous investment projects:
- Urbanisation of the loading area.
- Construction of new loading terminals for all operators working out of the Port of Alicante.
- Construction of a new passenger terminal.