The Port of Bilbao is a real direct communication gateway between Spain and Europe: it is a flexible and dynamic port, capable of receiving any type of vessel and cargo, and with specialized services for all traffics. In addition, its modern electronic platform, e-puertobilbao, supposes the quickest and most agile way to expedite all cargo management both orderly and efficiently.
The facilities are located on some 400 hectares of land surface. There are specialized terminals for the following cargoes and traffics: break-bulk, container and liquid and solid bulks. Therefore, the Port of Bilbao’s ample maritime services offer facilitates access to the international markets.
The multimodal connections linking the Port of Bilbao with the main Spanish and European road and railway networks favour smooth and fast direct freight movements with a hinterland in continuous economic growth, as well as with the dry ports of Azuqueca de Henares, Coslada and Villafría, Burgos.
The Port also has an ample parking area for trucks, which is managed by APARCABISA and which provides different services. In addition, there is a vehicles terminal with storage space for up to 4,500 vehicles for embarkation.
In order to satisfy user demands, among its facilities the Port offers a bonded warehouse, recognized by the London Metal Exchange which is located at the Reina Victoria Dock at Santurtzi with 11 multipurpose warehouses equipped with the most modern auxiliary machinery.
The Port of Bilbao also has a perfectly automated perishables terminal, Frigoríficos Portuarios del Norte, that incorporates a tracing system for its pallets.
Concerning passenger transport, the Port of Bilbao offers a ferry service to Portsmouth (UK).
Bearing this in mind, together with the growth in cruisers calling at Bilbao in recent years, the Port is aiming at becoming an open door for tourists coming to Spain by sea.