Alicante Port Authority, under the commercial name of Port of Alicante, is the public body responsible for the management of the state-owned Port of Alicante located in the city from which it takes its name.
The APA, like the rest of the Port Authorities, is a department of the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and the Urban Agenda and is governed by Legislative Royal Decree 2/2011 of 5th September, whereby the Consolidated Text of the Law on State Ports and the Merchant Marine is approved. This law sets forth the role to be performed by the APA in the fulfillment of the duties it has been entrusted, as well as its organisational structure.
Esta ley establece el rol que debe desempeñar la APA en el cumplimiento de las funciones que tiene encomendadas, así como su estructura organizativa.
Also, the APS’s Strategic Plan sets its mission and the strategic goals to be achieved in the coming years.
The Port of Alicante is laid out as a port of departure for North Africa, the Balearics and the Canaries. It is the natural departure gateway of Alicante foreign trade for the export of footwear, toys, marble, textile and agricultural production with destination primarily to Europe, America and North Africa. It also constitutes the entry gateway for the import of auxiliary machines and tools for footwear, and agricultural and food products from Asian countries and other European trading partners such as Portugal.
It is equipped with infrastructures and services designed to respond best to the demands of the ship and the goods, and to offer its users modern facilities able to handle and store any type of goods.
The channelling of goods through the Port of Alicante addresses the minimisation of the total distribution cost, which not only makes up the economic cost, but also very much takes into account risk minimisation and time reduction.