Economic driving force

As an international trade hub, the Port of Barcelona provides companies with the necessary conditions to make the country grow. It is a port at the service of the productive fabric and a powerful and internationalised industry.

High diversification

The Port of Barcelona is characterised by a large diversification, thus helping to generate employment and wealth in the most diverse sectors.


Sector clusters

Apart from its traditional function of loading and unloading goods as a port, the Port of Barcelona leads activity in the Mediterranean and hosts clusters from other sectors, such as cruise ships, real estate logistics, the nautical industry and the hospitality industry.


The commitment to innovation

The 2021-2025 Strategic Plan places innovation in a key position to reinforce the role of the Port as a driving force for growth and recovery. What does that mean? That the Port of Barcelona seeks to turn new ideas into value for the Port Community, customers and society.


What it implies

Attract and promote future and priority sectors, become a true hubinnovation hub focused on the blue economy and foster international cooperation and public-private partnerships .


The value proposition of the Port of Barcelona

Why is the Port a driving force? From a port-logistics point of view, its value proposition is specified in the following decalogue:

  • Integral transport hub (not only maritime), with the role of railway, peninsular and intra-European hub.
  • Hub for the provision of a high value-added logistics industry in today's hinterland and emerging sectors in Europe.
  • High diversification of port activity, which allows it to better resist disruptions and sectoral systemic crises.
  • A robust, dynamic and diversified
  • hinterland. with stable traffic volume and guaranteeing economies of scale and financial sustainability.
  • Leading role in the energy transition of the logistics sector in Spain: low impact of externalities, powerful port energy cluster and regasification plant.
  • Door or technologically advanced, with modern port facilities and territory with clear segmentation of activities and traffic.
  • Logistics-port community accustomed to adapting to the demand requirements and the economic evolution of the environment.
  • Productive technical-nautical services: stowage, storage, mooring, piloting, towing.
  • Port with the capacity to serve an enlarged European hinterland in high-value traffic segments (containers, cars and ro-ro), as well as being a base port for cruise ships and hub hydrocarbons.
  • Headquarters of leading world or European business groups in Barcelona for ro-ro, nautical, cruise and leisure segments.


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