Technical viability and implications of shiprepair activity in the port of Santa Cruz de TenerifeNew perspectives

  1. Federico Padrón Martín 1
  2. Alexis Dionis Melián 1
  3. Maria del Cristo Adrián de Ganzo 1
  4. José Agustín González Almeida 1
  5. Servando Raimundo Luis León 1
  6. Amanda Peña Navarro 2
  1. 1 Universidad de La Laguna. Departamento de Ingeniería Agraria, Náutica, Civil y Marítima
  2. 2 Universidad de La Laguna.
Maritime Transport'16
  1. Francisco Javier Martínez de Osés (coord.)
  2. Marcella Castells Sanabra (coord.)

Verlag: Iniciativa Digital Politècnica ; Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña / Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

ISBN: 978-84-9880-591-8

Datum der Publikation: 2016

Seiten: 363-373

Kongress: Technological, Innovation and Research (7. 2016. Barcelona)

Art: Konferenz-Beitrag


Due to the geographical situation, Canary Islands are a strategic point on the international trading routes linking Europe, Africa and America. There are two important ports: one in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and another in Tenerife, the biggest cities in the archipelago. Both of them have adapted to the economic situation for years offering necessary services according to the international and cabotage shipping trading and their requirements. In the last years, the increase of economic activity in the islands and interest of different maritime operators to open shipping lines via Canarias have led to new business opportunities. The rise of large cruise vessel calls, nearness of crude oil fields or even potential crude oil exploration in Spanish waters require local ports to offer a better and greater range of services. Thus, for example, a decade after the last small shipyard was closed, nowadays Santa Cruz de Tenerife port tries to restart an own ship repair activity taking advantage of the present situation and considering the benefits of economic growth and employment.