Barcelona has a second ferry terminal. It is located at the Moll Costa and Grimaldi Lines has invested 20 million euros in this infrastructure, which has a capacity of 3.600 passengers and links Barcelona with Rome, Livorno, Sardinia and Tangiers by sea.
The Spanish Minister for Public Works, Ana Pastor, the Catalan Minister for Enterprise and Employment, Felip Puig, and the Mayor of Barcelona, Xavier Trias, presided over the inauguration of a terminal that has been built in a record time of six months, helping to turn Barcelona into a nerve centre for sea transport in the Mediterranean.
The new terminal has been built on land reclaimed from the sea, in a part of the Port of Barcelona that had accumulated rubble and rubbish until now. Xavier Trias stressed the whole of this area will be redeveloped by the end of the year, noting “the Port of Barcelona and the Grimaldi group are doing something very important, which is to bring the city closer to the port and the port closer to the city“.