The Port of Barcelona authorises a concession to build the America's Cup dissemination centre on Espanya wharf

The Port of Barcelona's Board of Directors agreed yesterday to grant AC House Barcelona, S.L. (linked to Dortoka Disseny S.L) an administrative concession on an area of 2,250 m2 located on Espanya wharf where the old IMAX building is located. The concession, which is granted until 31 July 2025, and is extendible, is to be used for building a dissemination centre for the 37th America's Cup. The concessionary company will cover the costs of refurbishing the building and the necessary investment for all activities to take place inside it. Total planned investment is €3.2 million.

Work begins on the top-to bottom transformation of Barcelona's Old Port, the Port Vell, with an investment of over €86 million

Through a total of 17 actions, the Port of Barcelona is beginning to design the citizens' port of the future. The 17 actions represent an initial phase in the great transformation that the Port Vell will undergo in the coming years, and will all be finished before the 37th America's Cup kicks off on 22 August 2024. After the America's Cup has ended, the Port of Barcelona will continue to work hard to realise the future Port Vell by opening up areas such as the Barcelona Nord, Drassanes and Pescadors wharves to the public and to refurbish the Espanya wharf.

The Port of Barcelona breaks its all-time traffic record with 71 million tonnes moved in 2022

The economic results turn their back on the pandemic, growing above the turnover and cashflow figures of 2019, and provide financial strength to undertake major projects to be developed in the coming years. Key traffic segments, such as passengers and vehicles, are on their way to recovery. Containers achieved results similar to the previous year, against the backdrop of a slowdown in international maritime traffic. The Port of Barcelona closed financial year 2022 with turnover of €181 million, a year-on-year increase of 20% and 5% above the year before the pandemic and operating results were €54 million.