The Autoridad Portuaria de Ferrol – San Cibrao is responsible for managing and operating the Port of Ferrol. The port’s entrance channel is 4000 meters long, 160 meters wide, and 12 meters deep.
The Port of Ferrol’s inner port serves the movement of solid bulk cargoes and general goods. With quays of 1478 meters with alongside depth of from six to 14 meters, the inner port offers open areas of over 280 thousand square meters and closed areas of almost 29 thousand square meters. The inner port contains two roll-on/roll-off ramps.
Commercial quays within the inner port have a total length of more than one thousand meters with alongside depth of from six to 12.5 meters. With open areas of more than 142 thousand square meters and closed areas of over 27 thousand square meters, the commercial quays include one roll-on/roll-off ramp.
Also in the Port of Ferrol’s inner port is the Short Sea Shipping Terminal with a 250-meter quay with alongside depth of 10 meters and a roll-on/roll-off ramp. The terminal contains 63.5 square meters of open area for cargo-handling. The inner port’s Coal Terminal has a 271-meter quay with alongside depth of 14 meters and open areas of more than 35 thousand square meters. The Marina in the Port of Ferrol’s inner port has quays of 636 meters with alongside depth of two meters and 234 mooring points.
The Port of Ferrol’s outer port has a thousand-meter-long protective seawall and 858 meters of docks with alongside depth of 20 meters. The outer port covers 89.3 hectares of land area, 55 hectares of which are developed. The outer port contains a Container Terminal operated by Terminal Polivalente de Ferrol SL with almost 230.5 thousand square meters of storage area, and the terminal has capacity for handling 250 TEUs per year.
The Port of Ferrol’s outer port also contains a Coal Terminal operated by Endesa Generacion SA with storage area of over 106 thousand square meters and capacity for handling five million tons of coal per year. Cop Galicia SL has the warehousing and goods storage concession that handles cements, wood products, iron and steel, and solid bulk cargoes. The concession includes more than 25 thousand square meters of storage area and the capacity to handle 450 thousand tons of cargo per year.
Also in the Port of Ferrol’s outer port is a Liquid Bulk Terminal run by the Reganosa and Forestal del Atlantico, serving local industry and energy sectors. The terminal contains one quay of 300 meters with alongside depth of 11.5 meters and one quay of 830 meters with alongside depth of 14 meters. The terminal covers almost 131 square meters of land area.
Also in the outer port is a biodiesel plant run by Entaban Biocombustibles de Galicia SA. The plant handles biodiesel, methanol, and vegetable oils. With a storage area of 32 thousand square meters, the plant has capacity for handling 400 thousand tons of cargo per year.
The Port of Ferrol’s A Grana quay houses a marina with 194 mooring points. The Fene Shipyards contain more than 657 thousand square meters of land area and two dry docks. The shipyards include quays with total length of 2520 meters and alongside depth of from five to seven meters. Three quays are devoted to small ships, three to armaments, and three to reparations. There is one quay for plate unloading and one quay for shelter. The Caranza area is being developed for fishery activities and sea sports.
In 2007, the Port of Ferrol handled over 11 million tons of cargo, including almost nine million tons of solid bulk, 1.5 million tons of liquid bulk, and over 48 thousand tons of cargo in containers. Further, more than three thousand passengers traveled through the Port of Ferrol in 2007.