After having received a total of 31 calls and 30,000+ passengers during 2021's last months, in 2022 Port La Coruna (Spain Galicia) is expecting to exceed 140 ship calls and 180,000 tourists.
This marks a record for the Port and follows growth in the previous decade. Numbers for 2023 are expected to be similar to 2022.
The port is further improving its cruise ship facilities.
The south quay (Calvo Sotelo) is now being enabled to accommodate cruise vessels in the case of double ship calls (becoming increasingly common).
As of this summer, Calvo Sotelo will no longer accommodate cargo traffic. La Coruna Port Authority is refurbishing it for new use as a passenger-dedicated quay. This investment reaches EUR 0.5 million, including the building of new access, the implementation of security elements, and the commissioning of a provisional terminal/tent, implemented on a case-by-case basis.
The 420-m-long Calvo Sotelo quay will thus have direct communication with downtown, in a new environment whereby a part of the cruise port is being integrated into the city. It is being created because of the liberation of spaces and its opening up to residents by way of leisure and cultural activities.
The Transatlantic quay remains an exclusive berth for cruise ships and is used on 1-ship days. 2 small or 1 large can be accommodated at the 484-m-long, 11-m draught quay.