The construction of a new dry dock in the Port of La Luz and Las Palmas and its impact on the maritime sector of the Canary Islands

  1. Maria del Cristo Adrián de Ganzo 1
  2. Victor González Guerra 2
  3. José Agustín González Almeida 1
  1. 1 Universidad de La Laguna

    Universidad de La Laguna

    San Cristobal de La Laguna, España


  2. 2 Naviera Armas S.A.
Journal of maritime research: JMR

ISSN: 1697-4840

Year of publication: 2022

Volume: 19

Issue: 2

Pages: 72-78

Type: Article

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SCImago Journal Rank

  • Year 2022
  • SJR Journal Impact: 0.107
  • Best Quartile: Q3
  • Area: History Quartile: Q3 Rank in area: 1110/1572
  • Area: Ocean Engineering Quartile: Q4 Rank in area: 96/106
  • Area: Cultural Studies Quartile: Q4 Rank in area: 909/1199


  • Social Sciences: C
  • Human Sciences: C

Scopus CiteScore

  • Year 2022
  • CiteScore of the Journal : 0.0
  • Area: History Percentile: 7
  • Area: Cultural Studies Percentile: 6
  • Area: Ocean Engineering Percentile: 4


The present paper tries to show the implementation of a dry dock in La Luz y Las Palmas port and the improvements that it will bring not only in infrastructure but also in other social and economic aspects of the Canary Islands. In the first part of this project, we have made a small revision to the history of the shipyards, the most important shipyards of Canary Islands and Astilleros Canarios S.A. At the second part of this project, we inquire more about the different elements of a dry dock, and the different infrastructures it has, we will also know how to beach a ship thanks to the interview of different professionals dedicated to the sector. Finally, we will see the results section where we will talk about the construction and exploitation of the dry dock.