Ceuta is a Mediterranean port city in Spanish Morocco - an autonomous territory in North Africa. The city covers a total area of approx 19 km2 (7 ml2) and has population around 83,999. It shares a western border with Morocco and is separated from the Iberian Peninsula via the Strait of Gibraltar.
- Together with Melilla, Ceuta is among the 9 populated Spanish territories in Africa. It was part of the province of Cádiz until 1995 when its Statute of Autonomy was passed.
- Like the Canary Islands and Melilla, Ceuta was a free port prior to Spain joining the European Union un 1986. The official language is Spanish.
- Ceuta is one of Spain's special low tax zones. Ceuta and the other Spanish port city in Africa - Melilla, are historically free ports, oil ports, fishing ports and also military strongholds. Currenty, the city's economy depends heavily on its port, retail and industrial centres.
- The landscape is dominated by Monte Anyera (349 m / 1145 ft), a hill along the western frontier with Morocco. Currently, the mountain is guarded by a military fort.
- Monte Hacho (on Almina Peninsula) overlooks the Ceuta port and is among the possible locations for southern Pillars of Hercules (Greek legend). The other possibility is Jebel Musa.
- Ceuta is attracted by a large number of illegal immigrants from Africa who try to use it as entry point to Europe. As a result the enclave is now surrounded by double fences which are 6m high. Nevertheless many migrants are hanging around on the fences for a chance to cross. Regularly these fences are stormed by masses.
The city is served by Ceuta Heliport linking it to Malaga (mainland Spain) since 1996. Ceuta's "airport" serves around 20,000 passengers annually (or approx 2600 flights).
- The heliport is in the seaport area, located between the cargo dock and the fishing port.
- The facility consists of 3 helipads, 1 runway, 2-storey terminal building,, power station, fire station.
- The helicopters used are AgustaWestland AW139 (twin-engined, max capacity 15 passengers). They are operated by the airline Helicopteros del Sureste (aka Helisureste) - a company based in Alicante Spain.
- The fly time to Malaga is 30 min.
- Since 2010, Ceuta Heliport is also linked with Algeciras Heliport (Cadiz Spain). The helicopter used is Bell 412 EP (twin-engined, capacity 14 pax) allowing flights to Ceuta with just 10-min fly time.
Port Ceuta cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Ceuta, Spanish Morocco. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|Day||Ship||Arrival||Departure||Next Port of Call|
|16 June, 2018|
|Thomson Spirit||08:00||18:00||Malaga, Spain|
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