Motril port continues to expand its maritime operations with a new Moroccan connection providing a daily ferry service from Motril to Alhucemas on the northern coast of Morocco, approximately half way between Ceuta and Melilla. This service to be provided by the shipping line, Naviera Armas.
This is an addition to the recent cruise trade that Motril port has embarked upon in conjunction with Ocean Cruises.
This new ferry service will provide an additional route across the Alboran Sea for both the Moroccans that travel to their country each summer, especially for Ramadan, and tourists from Spain wishing to explore the delights of Morocco. For those travelling from the north to southern Spain, Motril saves going the extra mile down to Algeciras or Tarifa to pick up the ferry.
All this extra maritime traffic will also boost local tourism in the area of the Costa Tropical and Costa del Sol with excursions to local towns and villages such as Almuñecar, La Herradura and Nerja.