Port Melilla (Spanish Morocco) serves mainly ferries from mainland Spain (Motril, Malaga, Almeria). Together with Ceuta, Melilla is one of two Spanish cities in Africa (northwest African coast) classed as autonomous territories of Spain. The largest ferry companies serving Spanish Morocco are BALEARIA, TRASMEDITERRANEA, Naviera ARMAS, FRS Iberia.
In 2013, Port Melilla handled nearly 1 million tons of cargoes, of which mainly general cargo (93%), 35,800 TEU-containers, 146,600 vehicles and 783,595 ferry passengers. Tax-free goods can be purchased in the harbour area.
Ceuta and Melilla were free ports before 2011, when Spain joined the EU. The city has population around 80,000, most of whom are Iberians (Andalusians and Catalonians). Morocco continues to claim both cities, plus Perejil Island and other African territories. Span's position is that Ceuta and Melilla are parts of Spain (not a colony), being established in the 15th century, before Morocco was founded as country (in 710 AD).
The city is served by Melilla Airport with regularly scheduled domestic flights (by Air Nostrum) to Span (Malaga, Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla, Almeria, Granada, Badajoz), Canary Islands (Las Palmas) and Majorca Island (Palma de Mallorca), Since 2013, Melilla Airlines link to Málaga. Three roads connect Melilla with Morocco but clearance is required when passing through border checkpoints.
Melilla cruise terminal
Melilla Ferry Terminal address is "Terminal de Ferry, Beni Ensar, 52001 Melilla".
- Regularly scheduled ferry services from Melilla to Almeria (travel time 3,5 hours / 5,5 hours / 7,5 hours) are provided by the companies BALEARIA (7 weekly crossings), TRASMEDITERRANEA (7 weekly crossings) and ARMAS (1 weekly crossing).
- Regularly scheduled ferry services from Melilla to Malaga (travel time 6,5 hours) are provided by the companies BALEARIA (6 weekly crossings) and TRASMEDITERRANEA (7 weekly crossings).
- Regularly scheduled ferry services from Melilla to Motril (travel time 6 hours) are provided by the company ARMAS (6 weekly crossings).
Port Melilla 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 Melilla, 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.
|11 November, 2021|
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