The Port of Barcelona is a maritime, industrial, commercial and fishing port located at the foot of Montjuïc Mountain in Barcelona (Catalonia). Although there are other ports in the city of Barcelona, such as the Olympic Port or the Port of the Forum, the Port of Barcelona is a giant space between the stretch of coastline from Barceloneta to the mouth of Llobregat. This space makes the port of Barcelona one of the largest ports not only in Spain, but in the entire Mediterranean region.
The port has grown in a southerly direction, going from the old port of Barceloneta through the marina in front of the old shipyards to a large industrial area, the Zona Franca.
It is one of the main industrial ports and the largest cruise port in the Mediterranean and the fourth largest cruise port in the world after the Caribbean ports. The port’s land area is 828.9 hectares, there are 20 km of berths. The Real Club Nàutic de Barcelona and the Real Club Marítim de Barcelona are located in Port Vell, an area of tourist interest in the Port of Barcelona.
In 2008, it was able to accommodate 2.6 million TEU-containers, and after the completion of all work at Eixample, the capacity will grow to 10 million. The port’s connection to the Pan-European rail network allows direct deliveries to France and northern Europe without wasting time for changing the lines at Portbou.
In 2012, the port accounted for 76% of Catalan exports, 22% of Spanish exports and 7% of Catalonia’s GVA.