The Autoridad Portuaria A Coruna (A Coruna Port Authority) is responsible for managing and operating the Port of A Coruna. It coordinates port and transport operations and manages and controls port services. The port authority plans developments, oversees construction, and assures that regulations are met.
The Sheltering Dock at the Port of A Coruna is 1.3 thousand meters long with alongside depth of 19 meters. It is used primarily by small and leisure crafts and contains the Harbor Master’s office and Sea Traffic Control Tower as well as the Nautical School Club Hall, the Red Cross Base, and the Laboratory and Aquarium of the Oceanographic Institute.
The Port of A Coruna’s Marina Tidal Basin’s dock is 420 meters long with alongside depth of 3 meters. It is used by leisure boats and coastal fishing vessels, and it contains 10 quays and 353 spaces for vessels. The Marina Tidal Basin houses the port authority and tourism offices.
The Liners Dock is 484 meters long with alongside depth of 11 meters. It is the passenger vessel dock and houses the passenger terminal and leisure center, El Puerto, and the Congress Center, Palexco.
The Port of A Coruna’s Battery Dock is 277 meters long with alongside depth of from 5.5 to 7 meters. The Battery Dock serves handling of general goods, specialized bulk cargoes, and roll-on/roll-off traffic. It houses many buildings serving the industries that ship these goods.
The North Calvo Sotelo Dock is 220 meters long with alongside depth of from 7 to 10 meters. Used to transport general goods, it contains a cold-storage fruit terminal and water and electric connections.
The South Calvo Sotelo Dock is 420 meters long with alongside depth of from 7 to 10 meters. The dock serves general goods and specialized bulk cargoes. It also contains cold storage installations for fruit with water and electrical connections and facilities for pumping oils, fats, and vegetable oils.
The North Centenary Dock is 639 meters long with alongside depth of 16.5 meters. The dock handles solid bulk and general goods. The South Centenary Dock is 450 meters long with alongside depth of 11 meters, and it handles solid bulk and general cargoes. The West Centenary Dock, at 150 meters long with alongside depth of 10 meters, handles general goods and containers. It contains a container terminal.
The San Diego Dock is 665 meters long with alongside depth of 10 meters. It handles bulk cargoes and offers cold storage facilities. It also contains a coke-loading bay.
The Oil Terminal Docks are 1080 meters long with alongside depth of from 11 to 16 meters. They can accommodate vessels from 45 thousand to 60 thousand tons carrying naphtha, propylene, gasoline, gas and fuel oils, crude oil, and kerosene.
The Linares Rivas Dock, at 470 meters long with alongside depth of 8 meters, serves the fishing fleet. The dock houses fish markets and facilities for preparing and canning fish. The A Palloza Dock is 375 meters long with alongside depth of from 6 to 8 meters, and it also serves the fishing fleet. The East Dock, at 365 meters long with alongside depth of 6 meters, serves general goods and fishing activities. The dock contains cold storage facilities.
In 2005, the Port of A Coruna handled almost 1.4 thousand merchant ships, 762 fishing boats, and almost 34 thousand passengers. Total cargo reached almost 14 million tons in that year, and fish hauls were almost 29 million kilograms.