Melilla is a Spanish autonomous city in North Africa on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea at the eastern end of the Strait of Gibraltar that enjoys a privileged geostrategic position, allowing it to serve the markets of the western Mediterranean, North and Central Africa and Southern Europe. The Port of Melilla is a key port for the country, both for its location and its ability to guarantee supplies to the autonomous city. With
traffic in 2014 of more than 1 million mT of goods and 772,134 passengers, the port had growth of 47% in general merchandise and 122% in passenger traffic, making it among the fastest growing in the world in the past 10 years.

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Melilla’s strategic location makes its port a very important facility; image courtesy of Palma de Mallorca.