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Container Terminal

The Port of Barcelona’s Muelle Sur Container Terminal is 100% owned by APM Terminals and has an annual throughput capacity of 1,560,000 TEU. APM Terminals Barcelona is located on the Mediterranean Coast in the Catalan Region of Spain, in Barcelona, Spain’s second-largest city. In 2022, APM Terminals Barcelona's concession agreement was extended until 2036. An investment of EUR 170 million was agreed over the coming years to enable the terminal to handle the largest container ships in service.

Barcelona’s hinterland accounts for 80% of the ports total cargo volume. A large variety of industries are located in the hinterland, including automotive, textile, chemical and pharmaceuticals. It is benefits from close proximity to the ZAL – Logistics Activities Zone – and the duty-free area, Consorcio de la Zona Franca. Leading international brands including Ikea, Decathlon, Lidl, Amazon, Schneider Electric, Honda Logistics, Inditex, and Mango have also located their distribution centers in Barcelona.

The terminal has the benefit of being located on the entrance canal to the port. It has its own on-dock rail connection, immediate access to the motorway network and automated gate access for optimum intermodal efficiency. Customs offices are also located inside the terminal to optimise the logistics process.