The Autoridad Portuaria de Alicante (APA) manages and operates the Port of Alicante. The APA is working to modernize and expand port facilities. The APA is responsible for developing, maintaining, and marketing port facilities and services. Today, they are adding new fishing docks and extending the terminals for containers, commercial traffic, and cruises.
In the Port of Alicante’s commercial basins are three multi-purpose wharves totaling 450 meters long with alongside depth of 14 meters. Two wharves for liquid bulk cargoes total over 300 meters long with alongside depth of from 9 to 11.2 meters. Four wharfs handling dry bulk cargoes have total length of 700 meters and alongside depth of from 8 to 11.2 meters. Three wharves handle roll-on/roll-off cargoes. Totaling almost 600 meters long with alongside depth of from 6.5 to 8 meters, three of these ro-ro wharves also handle general merchandise (No. 14) and passengers (Nos. 10 and 12).
One wharf of 154 meters with alongside depth of 8.5 meters serves containers and liquid bilk, and one wharf of 200 meters with alongside depth of 9.4 meters is dedicated to containers. Finally, the passenger wharf is 196 meters long with alongside depth of 6.5 meters. The Port of Alicante has three wharves serving the fishing industry, and it is constructing four new fishing wharves. Wharves in non-commercial basins serve other local traffic. In all, the Port of Alicante has over 6.5 thousand meters of wharves.
In 2006, over 3.7 million tons of cargo passed through the Port of Alicante, including 1.8 million tons of general, 1.7 million tons of solid bulk, and 200 thousand tons of liquid bulk cargoes. This included 173 thousand TEUs of containerized cargo. That year, over 1400 vessels visited the Port of Alicante. Some of those vessels carried the 362 thousand passengers that came to Alicante in 2006.