The port of the city is the second one in Andalusia transporting goods and passengers. The first one is Algeciras port. In Spain, the malaguenian port is between the five more visited by cruise passengers.
Regarding the connections, Malaga has commercial relations by the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean with 120 countries around the world, especially with West Africa but also with European countries as United Kingdom. In Middle Eastern highlighting relations with Saudi Arabia’s.
During 2018 the data show a traffic of 3,3 million tones. The goods more transported were cars (64.332 vehicles in 2018), cereals and flours. The sugar cane is not one of the principal products arriving to the city, however, last year we received almost 18.000 tones in order to produce bear and rum. For this 2019 the expectations are to get a total of 4 million tones transported.
The traffic of passengers between Malaga and the North Africa are frequently during the full year, but there is a considerable increase during summer. At the end of the season about 180.000 passengers will have used this connection.
Until last May 2019 more than 115 cruises have arrived at Malaga port, an 8% more than 2018. The arrival of cruises to the malaguenian port is growing up year by year, that is why the port authority has designed an area of 1.300 meters to dock cruises boats. Likewise, one of the main objectives for the shortly future is to turn Malaga into a reference for high level nautical tourism as well as to become a primary destination for luxury cruises. In this way, there is a contest to build a nautical sport zone on docks 1 and 2 to promote the mega yacht traffic. A wonderful opportunity to foreign investors and entrepreneurs thinking about start this kind of business in Spain. It could be a safety bet to invest in one of the cities with more life quality.