Maritime Week Las Palmas 2024

The Port of Las Palmas is a key strategic mid-Atlantic maritime and logistics hub serving the offshore energy sector as well as ships sailing to and from Africa, Europe and the Americas. Lately it has also been playing a vital role in refuelling vessels diverted around Africa from the Red Sea and Suez Canal.

Maritime Week Las Palmas will examine the port’s maritime activities, from bunkering and bulk storage to fuel testing and ship repair; from cargo handling and agency to ship supply and spare part services. The high-level Flagship Conference programme will be combined with an exclusive hands-on tour to showcase the multitude of activities that make this unique port function.

A comprehensive one-day training course on Alternative Fuels, a table top exhibition, and an abundance of stunning networking events, guarantee that this year’s Maritime Week Las Palmas will deliver.
The Port of Las Palmas and FEDEPORT – the Canary Islands Federation of Port Enterprises – are collaborating to deliver the oil spill exercise, a reception in the heart of the port, and a guided tour of the facilities at the Port of Las Palmas, including bunker barges, oil storage and delivery facilities, container and cruise terminals, offshore drill ships, tugs and other workboats, and the island’s key shipyards.

The oil spill exercise will be a realistic scenario in which all anti-pollution plans provided for in international regulation will be activated. The exercise will be an opportunity to update and improve communication processes between the public and private agents involved and to demonstrate the professionalism and capacity of the Port of Las Palmas in the event of marine pollution due to discharge.