S1602-46-Algeciras aerialThe Port of Algeciras is a major container transhipment hub that handled 4.35 million TEU of containers and 91.1 million tonnes of cargo during 2013. There are ten kilometres of quays with two huge container terminals, one for Maersk Line of Denmark and the other being the new TTI terminal opened in 2010. There are daily ferry crossings to Ceuta and Tangier, with the Autoridad Portuaria de la Bahia de Algeciras (APBA) also controlling the Port of Tarifa with shorter, faster ferry links by fast craft to Tangier. The port is located at latitude 36° 13′ North, longitude 5° 44′ West and is the largest port in Spain in terms of cargo handled. The reasons for this rapid rise as a port are its strategic location on the main shipping routes linking the Mediterranean with North and South America, Northern Europe and West and South Africa, as well as the deep water of the Bay of Gibraltar and good rail and road links throughout Spain. 

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