The Port Authority of Tarragona is responsible for managing port logistics, promoting development of infrastructure and facilities, promoting use of the port, and integrating the port with the community.
Passenger facilities at the Port of Tarragona include the Aragon and Lerida Docks and a surface area of 7.3 hectares. The Aragon Dock is 350 meters long with alongside depth of 12.4 meters, and the Lerida Dock is 170 meters long with alongside depth of 12.4 meters.
The entrance to the Port of Tarragona is 350 meters wide and 22 meters deep. The Port covers 4.2 thousand square meters. The commercial docks in the Port of Tarragona are a total 8.5 thousand meters long with average alongside depth of 12.1 meters (ranging from 3.8 to 20 meters). The passenger docks are a total of 1.4 thousand meters long with alongside depth of from two to six meters.
The Port Authority is responsible for 11.8 thousand meters of docks with alongside depths ranging from 3.8 meters for the docks supporting service vessels to 20 meters for one solid bulk dock. A total of 4.4 thousand meters of docks with alongside depth averaging 12.2 meters serve general cargoes. A total of 660 meters of docks with alongside depth averaging 12.4 meters serve liquid bulk cargoes. A total of 210 meters of docks with alongside depth averaging 12 meters serve mixed cargoes. A total of 3.3 thousand meters of docks with alongside depth averaging 13 meters serve solid bulk cargoes. A total of 1.7 thousand meters of docks with alongside depths ranging from 3.5 to seven meters serve recreational vessels.
The Port of Tarragona covers over 213 hectares and contains almost 184 thousand square meters of closed storage. The Catalunya Wharf contains a 7560 square meter multi-purpose warehouse for grain storage and other uses. The terminal is equipped with 1752 meters of conveyor belt that can move three thousand tons of solid mineral products per hour to the storage areas. The Aragon Wharf contains a multi-purpose warehouse with capacity for 35 thousand metric tons of grains. It also contains a 45-thousand metric ton grain silo with four mechanical elevators that can move 400 tons per hour.
The Reus Wharf contains silos with capacity for 30.7 thousand metric tons of grains and two silos with capacity for four thousand metric tons of cement with a 304-square meter warehouse for storing cement on pallets. The Reus Wharf also contains a refrigerated warehouse with two 13-thousand cubic meter chambers and a 1750 square meter handling area for perishable products. It contains a second refrigerated warehouse with a 2700 cubic meter chamber and a 1200 square meter air-conditioned handling area. A new 24-thousand cubic meter chamber joins the two warehouses and adds a 9500 cubic meter chamber. The Reus Wharf also contains fuel supplies for fishing vessels.
The Castilla Wharf at the Port of Tarragona contains a terminal for oils, fats, and fertilizers with 45 tanks and a total storage capacity for over 28 thousand cubic meters. The Castilla Wharf also contains 40-thousand metric ton grain silos with capacity for handling 1600 metric tons per hour. It also contains two 8400 square meter warehouses and a multi-purpose warehouse for grains with capacity for 20 thousand metric tons. Castilla Wharf West contains a multi-purpose warehouse for grains with capacity for 13 thousand metric tons. Its multi-purpose warehouse has capacity for 15 thousand metric tons of grains.
The Port of Tarragona’s Inflammables Zone contains a terminal for chemical products with 30 carbon and stainless steel tanks with total capacity for almost 26 thousand cubic meters. It also contains a chemical products terminal with 73 tanks and capacity for 175 thousand cubic meters and capacity for moving 300 metric tons per hour.
The Exterior Port in the Port of Tarragona boasts an 1150-meter jetty with three moorings for vessels of 6-, 20-, and 100-DWT. It offers three 16-20” diameter pipelines for transferring from one- to three-thousand tons of crude, naphtha, and ballast per hour. It also offers a 1489 meter jetty with five moorings for vessels from 11- to 100-DWT and two pipelines for moving crude petroleum. The Exterior Port includes a floating dock for mooring vessels to 250 thousand DWT that require 40 meters draught.
The Port of Tarragona’s Hydrocarbons Esplanade contains a storage part with capacity for 332.6 thousand cubic meters of gasoline and gas oil. The chemical products terminal has two 17.5-thousand cubic meter tanks for storing benzene.