The Port Authority of Seville is responsible for developing, managing, operating, and marketing the Port of Seville. In 2001, the Port of Seville handled almost 4.9 million tons of cargo, including three million tons of solid bulk, 1.6 million tons of general cargoes, and over 264 thousand tons of liquid bulk. Almost 1500 vessels brought cargo into the port, including more than 101 thousand TEUs of containerized cargo.
The entrance to the Port of Seville is protected by a lock that regulates the water level in the commercial area. Thus, the port is free of tidal influences and has constant water depths. Incoming vessels pass a series of terminals, berths, and wharves that end in the passenger terminal and marina in the city center.
The Port of Seville covers over 106 hectares of water surface and 660 hectares of land area. It contains 38 hectares of quays and an industrial zone of 247 hectares. Its quays total five kilometers, and the port is served by 18 kilometers of roads. Railways connect the wharves and industrial zone with Spain’s rail network and the rest of Europe.
The Port of Seville contains over 186 thousand square meters of open storage space, almost 62 thousand square meters of covered storage space, and more than eight thousand square meters of cold storage. Further, the Avda. de la Raz Warehouse has capacity for 38 thousands square meters of cargo and almost 12.3 thousand square meters of cold stores.
The Port of Seville contains over 2.7 thousand meters of berths for public use and 1.1 thousand meters of private berths. These docks and berths are used for solid and liquid bulk cargoes, roll-on/roll-off cargoes, containers, and cruise lines.
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