Port-city alliance

In more recent times, the Port has continued to influence the evolution of Seville and its environs, up to the present day. For example, it was in the mid 20th century that a process of industrialization began with the creation of the Elcano shipyard and other projects that would not be completed, such as the canal intended to link Seville with Bonanza, in Sanlúcar de Barrameda.

To increase the capacity of the wharfs, the Batán basin was started in the 1960s. This was one of the busiest areas and the site of today’s multi-modal logistic platform in Seville.

Towards the end of the 20th century, the port area was adapted and improved for the Universal Exhibition of 1992, with an emphasis on the integration of port and city, the expansion of the basin to San Jerónimo and the building of new bridges.

Following the setting up of the Port Authority of Seville in 1993, this organization has continued to work to make the most of the advantages offered by bringing the sea into the heart of Andalusia. As part of this, the Port Authority opened the new lock 'Puerta del mar' in 2010. This infrastructure is vital for the Port and the city, with greater capacity than that envisaged in the Brackenbury Plan, allowing access for  ships with even greater loads. It also maintains the water level in the basin, thereby protecting Seville from flooding.

The Port Authority has also promoted goods traffic with the creation of a Logistics Activities Area, the growth of the Free Trade Zone and an industrial zone in the Astilleros complex. It has also brought the Port closer to the city by converting Las Delicias wharf to a leisure and restaurant area for the use of the citizens.

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