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Inchcape Shipping Services Algeciras opened in January 2012 and operates as a port and husbandry agent in Algeciras port. ISS Iberia & North Africa is also based in the same office and is the central operating centre for all of ISS’ operations in Spain, Portugal, North Africa (Morocco, Algeria & Libya), Cape Verde Islands, Azores and Madeira.


ISS Algeciras and ISS Gibraltar offer a seamless and coordinated service to vessels calling the area for bunkering, with daily weather and prospect reports available on request.

The port of Algeciras is one of the world’s most occupied shipping lanes, boasting 2 container terminals and sheltered waters with a deep draught in anchorage areas, making it ideal for; bunker supply, husbandry services, fresh water delivery via barge, vessel repairs and vessel mobilisation and demobilisation. The port also has a refinery and liquid bulk storage facilities.


Port & Anchorage Zones


·         4 anchorage zones

·         Ship repair yard

·         Cepsa Refinery

·         Vopak Terminal

·         Endesa Terminal

·         CLH facility

·         Acerinox metal factory

·         Maersk container terminal

·         TTI Container Terminals

·         2 piers suitable for use as layby berths with a LOA of up to 400 meters and a maximum draught of 15 meters.




Towage services in Algeciras are provided by Boluda and there are at least 4 tugs in port at any one time with a 75 ton bollard pull per unit.




Pilots advise the boarding position via VHF Ch.13 and is compulsory for all berthing, unberthing and shifting manoeuvres and also in anchorage zones A, B & C (not compulsory in the D anchorage zone). Night time berthing, unberthing or shifting manouevres are not permitted in Cernaval




Algeciras is one of the largest bunkering ports in the Mediterranean.




·         Competitive market due to several suppliers

·         Low port costs (no anchorage dues for the first 3 days)

·         Located near the main shipping lanes.


Algeciras bunkering companies can supply all grades of marine fuel and there are constant quality checks by each company.


Bunkers are normally delivered by barge while the vessel is at anchor.


Off Port Limits Algeciras


There are 3 dedicated areas for off port limits operations, where a full range of services can be provided:


·        Drift way zone - LAT: 36 05.5 North / LONG: 005 23.5 West

·        Out bound Atlantic - LAT: 36 05 North / LONG: 005 17.5 West

·        In bound Mediterranean - LAT: 35 58 North / LONG: 005 22 West.


Algeciras Port Latitude / Longitude

36.13672 N / -5.434271 W


Nautical Charts

BA1455 - British Admiralty Chart




The climate is typically Mediterranean with mild winters and warm dry summers. There is no rain season, however most rain falls within the winter months.


Time Difference compared to GMT

March - September: +2 hours

October - February: +1 hour




There are 2 main International airports within a 100 km radius; Malaga and Jerez de la Frontera, making it ideal for performing crew changes and forwarding ship spares.


Seafarers Welfare


International Seamen’s Centre

Avda Virgen del Carmen 15.3,

11201 Algeciras,


Tel: +34 956 632 664 / +34 680 264 337 


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