The exceptional geographic location of the La Luz Port, the Port of Las Palmas in Gran Canaria, a bridge between Europe, Africa and America, has made it the most important port precinct in the Mid-Atlantic. It is located in the northeast of the island of Gran Canaria (15º25'W-28º09'N). Thanks to its size, its infrastructures and the variety and quality of the services it offers. This strategic situation has consolidated this port as a first-class logistics hub, with more than thirty maritime lines connecting with more than 180 ports around the planet. The La Luz Port in Gran Canaria is the largest port in the Canary Islands and one of the most important goods distribution links in Spain. It currently has almost 16 kilometres of berthing line, distributed among all its docks, with depths ranging from 3 to 45 metres.
Centuries before its construction was started in 1883 in its current location, this port was already used by Christopher Columbus as a bay and refuge for his boats heading out to discover America. Over time it has become a commercial port providing quality services in cruise ships, bunkering, fishing, containers, naval repairs, freight and passengers..It also has a free trade zone and border facilities for the control of goods. Over the course of 2018, 13,241 ship stopovers were registered, 900 more stopovers than in 2017 (7.29% more). Total freight traffic exceeded 23.3 million tons.